Congratulations, Brenchel! One of the most popular couples in ‘Big Brother’ history headed onto the live show on Sept. 16 to reveal that they were expecting their first baby!
Rachel Reilly, 30, and Brendon Villegas, 25, may as well be reality TV royalty at this point. The couple, who met on season 12 of Big Brother, headed onto the live elimination episode of season 17 to reveal to Julie Chen and the world that a Brenchel baby is on its way!
“Well, you know, Julie, how I say, ‘No comes in between me and my man?’ All the time…. Except a #BrenchelBaby!” Rachel said excitedly. Naturally, she covered her mouth and it was adorable. Julie even gave them a #TeamBrenchel onesie. The couple, who were the first ever from the show to get married, looked more in love than ever — he was rubbing her back and assured us that she’s getting lots of rest! Yay, #BrenchelBaby!
In 2014, Rachel admitted that the two wanted babies very soon. “Well, we are definitely trying, so maybe we’ll get pregnant soon. We’re hoping! We are actively trying, but we have not gotten pregnant yet,” she told WetPaint after the couple competed on The Amazing Race 24 — their second season.
Rachel and Brendon met during season 12 of Big Brother, and she came in 12th place, while he came in sixth. However, the couple returned to the show for the following season’s “Returning Duos.” Brendon got evicted in week four, reentered in week six but was immediately re-eliminated. Rachel actually went on to win the entire season!
The couple went on to compete on The Amazing Race season 20 in 2012, and landed in third. They returned to The Amazing Race: All Stars two years later… and landed in third again. Well we’re still super excited for the pair, and we can’t wait to see how adorable their little baby is!
— Emily Longeretta