SUCH exciting news! ‘Bachelorette’ alum, Jillian Harris, and her boyfriend Justin Pasutto, are expecting their first child and they could NOT have been cuter about their announcement. Congrats you two!
Jillian Harris, 36, revealed on March 4 that she’s pregnant with her first baby, gushing that her heart has never been “SO full!” Aw! Check out the adorable Insta announcement that Jillian and her boyfriend of four years, Justin Pasutto, posted to declare their happy news.
“I can’t remember a time where my heart has been SO full,” Jillian enthusiastically captioned the precious shot of her and Justin (and their dog, Nacho!) cuddling in bed. In the pic Jillian points to her growing belly as she lifts up her tank top with a smile on her face. “A total dream come true!! We are over the moon, stoked, blessed, [ecstatic]!!!! Little babe, we CANNOT wait to meet you!!!!!!” How cute! Clearly these two are completely psyched about being parents.
The Love It or List It host even took to her blog to spill all the details about the exhilarating news. Jillian explained that she’s dreamed of being a mother for years and the fact that it’s happening is just so overwhelming for her and Justin.
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I can't remember a time where my heart has been SO full. A total dream come true!! We are over the moon, stoked, blessed, exstatic!!!!! Little babe, we CANNOT wait to meet you!!!!!! @slipperygoose @nachocilantro #16weeks (ps details on the blog if you haven't heard the news yet… Love you ALL for your love and support!!!)
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But while there is a slight age difference between the reality star and her beau, Jillian dished on her site that it’s never been an issue for the pair. “I was 32 when we met, and Justin was a fresh ripe 24, she revealed. “Our love was always strong and very real and that’s all that mattered. But truth be told, I could have gotten knocked up with his baby on that second date and I probably would have been over the moon… haha… ok MAYBE too soon, but I WAS smitten.”
Wow, Jillian and Justin really HAVE been waiting for this moment for years! But they decided to wait for parenthood just a bit until they were both 100 percent ready to take on the challenge of raising a baby. “In late 2015, right before my 36 birthday, we ‘practiced for baby’… and got lucky, we found out 12 days BEFORE my 36th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!” she wrote. How’s THAT for a b-day gift?
And while Jillian announced the news on Instagram, Justin shared the info in his own special way on social media. He took to HIS personal Insta account and shared a picture of Jillian and their dog, staring up adoringly at her belly. “Words can’t express how lucky and blessed we feel to introduce a new life into ours and that our wish has finally come true,” the soon-to-be dad gushed.
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So everyone has been waiting and waiting and waiting and frankly I'm tired of everyone telling me to lock it up… I mean if you know Jill she will loose the ring. So I came up with the best invention ever for the love of my life. A little baby miracle in her tummy. Words can't express how lucky and blessed we feel to introduce a new life into ours and that our wish has finally come true. @nachocilantro on the other hand, isn't quite sure what that means for him but he's excited too.
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Jillian came in third place on Jason Mesnick’s season of The Bachelor in 2009 and then went on to become the Bachelorette for season five. She ended up getting engaged to contestant Ed Swiderski, but later broke it off. Apparently that was a great decision because, according to her, as soon as she met Justin, that was it!
“When I met Justin, there were so many things I’d learned and so many things I’d gotten out of my system,” Jillian dished to People mag before The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love. “It’s so hard when you’re going through a tough time, you just want to punch people when they say things are going to work out. But they really do!” We’re so happy Jillian and Justin are going to be new parents! We wish them the best of luck on their journey ahead.
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