The world has officially become #BachelorNation. Whatever it is about this reality franchise, it's gotten everyone hooked. The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor: Winter Games probably started out as shows that the producers "prayed might be popular." Nobody predicted how huge it would be (and every single girl out there is grateful).
The very first Bachelor was Alex Michel– way back in 2002. With fancier footage, slicker shots, cuter contestants, and a #Romance that still manages to nail the suspense, viewers are tuning into this show by the millions.
In 2013, Sean Lowe fell in love with Catherine Giudici. These two wound up having two babies (and they 100% proved why the show itself exists). Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are engaged, but a baby bump has yet to be seen. While some couples split (Katilyn Bristow and Sean Booth are no more), others went on to get married, flash the #Happy, and eventually announce the #Baby.
It's time for the world's biggest roundup. Whether they're recent contestants, winners, old school faces, or now major celebs in their own right, Bachelor origins have led the way to a ton of babies.
Here is the Bachelor Nation baby roundup. Here are 18 Bachelor contestants who have welcomed little munchkins (plus 2 who will soon).
20 JADE & TANNER TOLBERT: MATCHING PAJAMAS FOR THREE (PLUS THE DOGS)
Jade and Tanner Tolbert are two faces we first became familiar with on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. These two lovebirds tied the knot in 2016, and it's been full steam ahead ever since. Their little daughter, Emerson was born in August 2017.
"Precious little girl, there are no words to describe the feeling of holding you in our arms for the first time and looking into your beautiful eyes," was the couple's joint birth announcement. Christmas 2018 saw this family of three bundle up in cozy matching PJs (with the dogs). All kinds of perfect.
19 BEKAH MARTINEZ: LETS THE PICTURES DO THE TALKING
To be fair, Bekah Martinez doesn't need a sign to tell us she's pregnant. This Bachlelor star's bump is getting bigger by the day. As one of the youngest contestants ever on the show, Bekah vied for Arie Luyendeyk Jr. although her baby daddy is her boyfriend, Grayston Leonard.
"I was in disbelief and thought: is this really happening?" Bekah took three tests to make sure.
E! News reports that Bekah took her pregnancy test, then "went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more." There's no denying the pink, here! Bekah is 23 years old.
18 SEAN LOWE & CATHERINE GIUDICI: BABY #2 ARRIVED IN 2018
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are some of the show's highest-profile faces. With a 2013 meet on Season 17 of The Bachelor, these two built on their relationship from day one. Their televised 2014 wedding was followed by the birth of their first son, Samuel in July 2016.
"She's doing awesome. She was meant to be a mom. She never complains, even though she definitely gets less sleep than I do," Sean told ET after the birth of their second son, Isaiah. This family of four now has millions of Instagram followers, two beautiful kids, and their relationship comes with a #Goals.
17 ARIE LUYENDYK & LAUREN BURNHAM: JUST GOT MARRIED, BABY ON THE WAY
Nobody is making bigger Bachelor headlines right now than Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham. On January 13th, 2019, these Bachelor alums tied the knot in a stunning Hawaiian wedding. They chose an isolated beachfront spot, and we couldn't be happier for them.
There's more, though. That wedding dress might not have needed much adjustment for Lauren's bump, but there's a bun in the oven. A pregnancy "update" was made in November 2018 as the couple talked baby names. The baby (recently revealed to be a girl) even has her own Instagram account! "I can't even open my mouth" are the cute captions that accompany this growing baby.
16 CARLY WADDELL & EVAN BASS: "WE'LL NEVER BE BABES, BUT AT LEAST WE MADE ONE"
If anything symbolizes a solid American family, it's an outdoor pic with a baby and a truck. Giving us just that (with tons of cuteness) are Carly Waddell and Evan Bass. Evan first appeared on JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette. Carly was on Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor.
Evan had a massive "crush" on Carly, This Is Insider reports, although Carly took longer to reveal her feelings. The season finale gave us a proposal (that was accepted), the wedding was broadcast on Bachelor in Paradise, and that quote now captions their little baby girl. Isabella was born in February 2018.
15 JILLIAN HARRIS & JUSTIN PASUTTO: LETS DADDY HOLD THE CAMERA
There's something utterly adorable about momma sleeping with the kids. It turns even more adorable when one of those kids is a teeny tiny baby. Jillian Harris appeared on Jason Mesnick's season of The Bachelor before starring in Season 5 of The Bachelorette. Ed Swiderski was Jillian's final rose recipient (and they did get engaged), but the relationship didn't last.
"I have no complaints. Annie started smiling a couple of days ago and it's amazing. And Leo is a great big brother,"
Soap Hub reports Jillian saying on being a mom of two. This Canadian beauty is currently engaged to Justin Pasutto. #TooCute
14 TY BROWN & ELIZABETH KITT: LITTLE BLAKELY ARRIVED IN 2018
You don't have to be the highest-profile couple to be happy. Ty Brown and Elizabeth Kitt both appeared on Bachelor Nation, but not at the same time. That didn't stop them finding each other. Elizabeth featured on The Bachelor in 2010, while Ty featured on Ali Fedotowsky's season of The Bachelorette in the same year.
Ty and Elizabeth started dating in 2013 after meeting at a charity event. They got engaged later that year, and in 2018, they welcomed their baby, Blakely. This couple experienced fertility hurdles, so seeing them with their baby girl makes it extra special. Here they are throwing us #FamilyGoals.
13 ALI FEDOTOWSKY & KEVIN MANNO: 2018 BUMPED THEM UP TO FOUR
Ali Fedotowsky was a fan favorite from day one. This beauty found love with Kevin Manno on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, although that era now seems long ago. In 2018, Ali and Kevin welcomed their second baby. Riley joins his older sister, Molly.
"Life is really hard now. I wish someone had told me how much harder two was!" Ali told ET on becoming a mother of two. Ali is proof that the show works, but not always in the most traditional way. Season 6 of The Bachelorette didn't see Ali pull through with Roberto Martinez, but everything worked out in the end.
12 DEANNA PAPPAS: MARRIED HER CONTESTANT'S TWIN, #2BABIES
Let's face it, when there are babies and matching PJs, we want to know more. Deanna Pappas now goes by her married name, Deanna Stagliano. After being rejected on Season 11 of The Bachelor, Deanna gave her final rose to Jesse Csincsak, although the romance didn't last.
There was a twist, though. Deanna wound up falling in love with Bachelor alum, Michael Stagliano's twin brother, Stephen. The two married in 2012 and they're now parents to two kids. Their daughter is called Addison Marie, while their son is named Austin. This Instagram account is all kinds of cute.
11 ASHLEY & J.P. ROSENBAUM: TOGETHER SINCE 2011, TWO KIDS KEEP THEM BUSY
There's something massively nostalgic about seeing #OldSchool Bachelor couples (that are still going strong). Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum was Brad Womack's third runner-up on Season 15 of The Bachelor. She went onto star on Season 7 of The Bachelorette where she fell for J.P. Rosenbaum. Three guesses what happened next.
Together since 2011 and married since 2012, this couple have maintained their #BachelorGoals with their growing family. Their son Fordham was joined by their daughter Essex to give the current headcount of four. "Give in a little," Ashley told Us Weekly about the best parenting advice she'd received. "Let yourself have hard days and good days, let yourself be," she added.
10 JASON MESNICK & MOLLY MALANEY: MARRIED SINCE 2010, ONE DAUGHTER, #UNICORNPARTIES
Going back even further than the Rosenbaums, Molly and Jason Mesnick are the Bachelor couple who take us back to Season 13 of the show. Jason Mesnick did give his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, but the engagement came to an end on After the Final Rose.
Jason admitted that he still had feelings for Molly after becoming engaged to Melissa Rycroft. The rest is history.
Molly and Jason became a couple in no time, they got married live on TV in 2010, and their first daughter, Riley Anne arrived in March 2013. Here she is enjoying what looks like a bit of a unicorn-themed party with her parents.
9 EMILY MAYNARD JOHNSON: MARRIED HER HOMETOWN SWEETHEART, #3BABIES
The aim of Bachelor Nation is to get those couples together. For some, like Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen, it works. Emily Maynard Johnson appeared on Season 15 of The Bachelor and Season 8 of The Bachelorette. She dreamt of finding a man who would enrich her life alongside her daughter, Ricki
Emily didn't find love on the show, but she is now married to Tyler Johnson. This couple has squeezed in three boys in under three years! "I've always wanted a lot of kids," Emily told Us Weekly. "Listen, my clock's ticking and I'm ready to get on this!" she added. Well, they're definitely getting somewhere!
8 PEYTON & CHRIS LAMBTON: BABY #2 ARRIVED JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Teeny tiny baby alert! If your eye zoomed right onto that tiny bundle of joy, you're not alone. Peyton and Chris Lambert are now known for starring on Going Yard, but their Bachelor Nation origins haven't been forgotten. Seasons 6 and 10 of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette gave these two a chance to meet. They've been married since 2012.
On December 16, 2018, Peyton and Chris became parents to Hayes Jennings. Here he is with his mom, dad, and older sister, Lyla James. Peyton took to her blog to write: "Lyla James is in love with her baby brother. It's adorable." We couldn't agree more.
7 ASHLEE FRAZIER: "MY CUP RUNNETH OVER"
Ashlee Frazier is a Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise face who hit it off with her contestant, Graham Bunn, but the bun in the oven came with Ashlee's true love, Aaron Williams. These two married in March 2017 and their baby girl, Navy Lee arrived in September 2018.
"Her name came from my dad, Bruce Lee," Ashlee told People. "When I was adopted, my parents changed my name from Ashley to Ashlee. It was important for them to make sure I felt [a] part of the family. Aaron and I wanted to continue that tradition...We are madly in love." This pic was captioned: "My cup overfloweth."
6 KELLY TRAVIS: "FOREVER TRYING TO BE AS COOL AS MY KID"
Kelly Travis is a Bachelor alum who knows the competition when she sees it. "Forever trying to be as cool as my kid" was the caption to this adorable pic of Kelly with her son, Henry Steven. Kelly's Bachelor days take us back to Season 18 of The Bachelor. This dog-loving, Georgia native was eliminated in week five, but life was only just getting started for Kelly.
"He's here and he's obviously perfect," was Kelly's Instagram birth announcement in 2018.
Kelly is now married to her husband, Hunter Hamm. In June 2018, the couple welcomed their baby boy. One week later, we got adorable videos of baby Henry in avocado-patterned onesies.
5 TRISTA & RYAN SUTTER: DISNEYLAND TRIPS FOR FOUR
You're looking at The Bachelorette's very first star. Trista Sutter appeared on the show back in 2003– hard to believe Bachelor Nation has been airing this long! The show saw Trista fall head over heels for a firefighter named Ryan. Their 2003 televised wedding 100% proved that this show exists for a reason (and that's before the babies came).
With a marriage that's over 15 years strong and two children named Blakesley and Maxwell, this veteran Bachelor couple now makes family trips to Disneyland Paris with a #FourTicketsPlease. "I tell everyone if you are truly looking for the love of your life, then go for it!!" Trista told Today.
4 MELISSA RYCROFT: DANCING WITH THE STARS (AND THREE KIDS)
Melissa Rycroft was a final rose recipient on Jason Mesnick's season of The Bachelor, where being jilted came with its troubles, but Melissa found love. Turns out, Melissa also found a career boost thanks to a spot on Season 15 of Dancing With The Stars.
Melissa has been married to Tye Strickland since 2009. Together, they have three children: Ava Grace, Beckett Thomas, and Cayson Jack. Speaking honestly to People on parenting and getting real, Melissa said: "Every child is different. I took too long realizing that [my kids] need to be parented differently...I could've saved myself a lot of frustration and heartbreak."
3 ASHLEY SALTER: "LAST NIGHT IN PARADISE"
There's a definite pro to being on Bachelor Nation– even if you don't wind up with your "planned guy." A touch of fame will bring in enough income to take luxury vacations, and you might just be able to afford some Louis Vuitton. Ashley Salter may have captioned this pic "last night in paradise," but it's unlikely she was referring to her designer purse (or the fancy hotel).
Ashley appeared on both The Bachelor and The Bachelor in Paradise. She didn't find love on the show, but Austin Brannen worked his way into her life (for all the good reasons). Their son, Brooks Hartman was born in 2016.
2 SARAH BRICE: SANTA CAME FOR FIVE IN 2018
Sarah Brice featured on Season 7 of The Bachelor back in 2005. She was given the final rose by Charlie O'Connell (who didn't propose, but they did date for two years). Sarah moved on to find love with Brandt Calver, whom she married in 2012. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby's carriage...
"If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if these boys were triplets, I could pay for parking at SeaWorld!"
Sarah and her husband are now parents to three kids. We kind of see what she means by the triplets thing!
1 DESIREE HARTSOCK & CHRIS SIEGFRIED: BABY #2 JUST ARRIVED
This little munchkin is quite literally brand new. On January 12, 2018, Desiree Hartsock and her husband, Chris Siegfried welcomed their second baby. This Bachelorette star scored her final rose in 2013, and she hasn't looked back since.
Baby Zander joins his older big-brother, Asher. "Welcome into our world Zander Cruz Siegfried, this morning at 8.30 a.m. He is every bit as sweet and snuggly as he looks," Desiree captioned the Instagram pic.