The Bachelor Nation family continues to grow and former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin has welcomed her first child with fiancé Thomas Jacobs.
Jacobs, 30, took to Instagram on Saturday, September 23, to show off their new entryway decor. “Baby is sleeping,” the doormat said. “Please don’t ruin this for us.”
He added via Instagram Story: “Grateful. Blessed. Love beyond words.”
Kufrin, 33, shared Jacobs’ post via her own Story on Saturday, adding: “Enjoying all the love and hugs for now, but we have a new little pumpkin 💛.”
The duo – who met in season 7 of Bachelor in paradise in 2021 – announced in April that they were expecting a baby.
“Party of 5 coming September 2023. Little Bebe, we can’t wait to meet you, hold you and watch you grow,” Kufrin wrote via Instagram alongside a video of her and Jacobs with their two dogs. “We love you to the moon and back – mom and dad. #pregnancyannouncement #bebe #momanddad #pregnantnotpasta.”
A month later, Kufrin shared an emotional video of her breaking the news to Jacobs and surprising him with a positive pregnancy test.
“We’re having a child?” he asked the reality star in awe. She captioned the May post with a disclaimer that said, “Many tears were shed the first time we watched this video” before noting how “incredible yet magical” her pregnancy was and how the news has changed their lives. Later that month, the couple revealed they were having a boy.
“It’s a… LITTLE TOMMY 😅💙💙💙,” Kufrin captioned an Instagram video of their sex reveal party.
The pair got engaged in May 2022 after less than a year of dating — and Kufrin was the one to put a ring on it.
“In the ultimate plot twist… HE SAID YES!” she captioned the photos on social media, calling herself “the happiest girl in the world” and referring to Jacobs as “the one who makes my heart smile every day.”
Jacobs — who called Kufrin’s proposal “the UNO’s ultimate reverse card/power move” — thanked his now fiancée for “keeping me on my toes,” adding, “Cheers to eternal Boops.” The Bachelorette alum later returned the favor, popping the question to Kufrin in October.
After meeting at paradisethe pair formed such a close bond that Kufrin later revealed that she called her mother to tell her she had met The One.
“I was like, ‘Mom, I think I want to marry this guy,’” she shared on the “Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast in October 2021, a month after their season premiered. “It’s the first time I’ve ever said that out loud.”
Although they briefly went their separate ways when they left BiP, the couple came back to life once the cameras were gone and reunited before the finale aired.
“We would sometimes talk until 3 or 4 in the morning and just talk about anything and everything,” Kufrin said on the “Talking it Out” podcast. “The second time I saw him – because I was flying back to LA and then driving to San Diego – I think he immediately picked me up and kissed me, and then we had unlimited time to explore what this could be.”
Before I fell in love in paradisethe Bachelor Nation stars both had their fair share of relationships within the franchise.
After getting engaged Arie Luyendyk Jr. during the final episode of The Bachelor season 22, Kufrin became the next bachelor when the race car driver called off their engagement to reunite with the runner-up Lauren Burnham. Four months later she said yes Garrett Yrigoyen‘s proposal at the end of her season. The duo eventually split in September 2020 after two years together.
Jacobs, for his part, dated Katie Thurston on her season of The Bachelorette in 2021, but was sent home after the third week on the show.