‘Bachelor’ fan favorite, Ashley Salter, and her fiancé, Austin Brannen, welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world! This is the couple’s first child together and we could not be happier for the pair. Congrats you two!
Ashley Salter, 25, a fan-favorite from Chris Soules‘ The Bachelor season and later Bachelor in Paradise, welcomed son Brooks Hartman Brannen along with her fiancé, Austin Brannen, on April 7. It’s clear that these new parents are absolutely ecstatic over their little bundle of joy — they even snapped a pic with Brooks soon after he was born!
“Long stormy night brings a beautiful angel this morning,” Ashley captioned a super sweet pic of the new family of three. The photo was snapped shortly after baby Brooks’ birth, but even so, Ashley looks BEYOND beautiful and totally fresh-faced. Motherhood definitely looks stunning on this new mama!
Ashley and Austin were actually college sweethearts at Auburn University, but they only rekindled their romance after Ashley’s stint on Bachelor in Paradise. In September 2015, Ashley S. announced her engagement to Austin and even took a little jab at The Bachelor franchise. She Instagrammed a photo of her stunning ring with a bouquet of red roses, writing, “12 is better than 1 #roses.” Burn!
Ashley and Austin announced their pregnancy news when they attended Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert‘s wedding back in February, which was televised as part of The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love. “This happened fast,” Ashley gushed to Chris Harrison with a grin. But hey, when you know, you know! And it appears as if Ashley definitely knew Austin was the one for her.
We are so thrilled that Ashley found love and a new baby to boot! This has certainly been one heck of a two years for the blonde beauty. Chris Harrison also couldn’t have been happier for Ashley and her newfound happiness. In the past, he even called her “one of my favorite women to have ever been on this show.” Aw!
Send your well wishes, HollywoodLifers to Ashley, Austin, and baby Brooks below!