It’s a classic tale of boy meets girl, boy and girl go on a campy reality TV show, boy and girl get rejected and cry a lot, boy and girl go on another campy reality TV show, boy likes girl, girl doesn’t like boy, girl changes her mind, boy and girl hook up, boy and girl get hitched, boy and girl are expecting a baby (and lucrative offers to give birth on live TV).
Yes, the latest Bachelor franchise couple to procreate is maybe our favorite couple ever to survive the mega-popular series: the adorably offbeat (and surprisingly relatable) pair that is Carly Waddell and Evan Bass.
Waddell (the cruise ship singer) and Bass (the erectile dysfunction specialist — no, no, he helps people with ED, he doesn’t personally specialize in erectile dysfunction) were dumped on their respective seasons of The Bachelor (Iowa farmer bachelor with hyena laugh Chris Soules) and The Bachelorette (Texan JoJo Fletcher with Pantene locks and a weakness for pretty, bad-boy football players).
Waddell and Bass have a lot in common, having survived televised heartache (multiple times in Waddell’s case) and brutal, weepy limo rides to the airport. They went on to find love with each other on an alcohol-soaked beach in Mexico during their stay on Bachelor in Paradise, and fans were completely enamored with the coupling. Even when Bass faked an illness to keep Waddell intrigued. You rogue, Evan.
Waddell and Bass married in June in a ceremony near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — officiated by Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison, naturally. The Bachelor family was in full force: Jade Roper was a bridesmaid and Wells Adams was a groomsman, proving it is totally possible to share a boyfriend (or a girlfriend) and later be best buds.
We can’t even pretend we’re not thrilled by this development. Seriously, Waddell and Bass have never quite fit the Bachelor mold, which is undeniably why they are so popular. They’re almost — dare we say it? — normal human beings with one of the most normal relationships we’ve ever witnessed in Bachelor-land. So we were pretty stoked to hear their baby news (though we could use more details).
The couple released a statement to People. “We are so happy to be expanding our family as we welcome Baby Bass in 2018.”
Bass and Waddell share a home in Nashville with Bass’ three sons, Nathan, Liam and Ensley. We’d totally watch a show about this blended family. Like, OMG, so much. With popcorn.
Are you listening, Chris Harrison?