While some may argue that reality television could never result in anything real, there is actually a lot of ample proof that it does, in fact, have the potential to create true love. The latest example of this? Bachelor In Paradise's Carly Waddell and Evan Bass are expecting their first child and they couldn't be more excited. In a statement to People, the couple says, "We are so happy to be expanding our family as we welcome Baby Bass in 2018."
Waddell and Bass, who met "during season three of Bachelor in Paradise and were the only couple from the season to stay together," were recently married in Mexico, E! News reports. "The new husband and wife exchanged vows during a beachside ceremony in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico officiated by none other than Bachelor host Chris Harrison." And obviously, the couple is on track to multiply their happiness as they welcome their first child together, due this February.
In a statement to E! News, Bass said, "We are so excited to welcome this new addition to our family. We wanted to start having children quickly.....and mission accomplished." Clearly, Waddell and Bass are proving all the haters wrong with their joy and love, and now they'll be able to do so with an adorable baby.
Currently, the couple lives together in Nashville, Tennessee, where Waddell has bonded with Bass's three sons from a previous relationship, Liam, Nathan, and Ensley. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight back in January, Waddell said,
It's just been so easy. The boys were so kind to me from the moment I met them, and it's gotten better and better and better. We all really love each other.
And now, they'll get to become a loving family of six! For now, Waddell and Bass aren't disclosing the sex of their new baby, but they remain happy and excited.
After becoming the one remaining couple from season three of Bachelor in Paradise, Bass told E! News,
All couples go through things, especially coming off of an intense period like Paradise or Bachelor or something, but we've worked through all of our stuff so well. I feel like it's been positive and fun. We've kept things fun. I think also just having [my sons] around keeps things fun.
So clearly, Bass and Waddell have been getting in some good parenting practice with Bass's sons, and learning how to become a family in the midst of chaos.
Congrats, you two! We are so happy you'll be welcoming a baby next year.