Congratulations are in order for Jamie Otis and her hubby, Doug Hehner, who are expecting their first child together! But even crazier — the ‘Married at First Sight’ couple met for the very first time on their actual wedding day! And we are so excited for them to start their family!
It’s been two years since Jamie Otis, 30, and Doug Hehner, 35, met for the first time AND got married in the same day on season one of FYI’s hit series Married at First Sight. And now, the couple is “beyond thrilled” to start growing their family — they even revealed that their little one is due by the end of the year! Check out their adorable pregnancy announcement below.
“Doug and I are beyond thrilled to be pregnant,” Jamie revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “We went through a lot of ups and downs, but going through the hard times only made us stronger.” And while the couple, who met for the first time on their wedding day, collided at times on Married at First Sight over whether to have a baby, Jamie added that taking the time to focus on “building our love, friendship and relationship,” was ultimately the right call.
And we are so excited for these two to become parents! “We can’t wait to start this new chapter of our lives,” Jamie, who was also a contestant on Ben Flajnik‘s season of The Bachelor, gushed to People mag. “Being a mom has been my dream.” Aw!
And Doug is just as psyched! “It feels like we’re just now truly starting our lives together,” the father-to-be dished. “It’s the icing on the cake for us to be starting our family and we’re absolutely over the moon.” SO sweet! We just know he and Jamie are going to make great parents come December, when their bundle of joy is expected to arrive.
The duo has certainly had their ups and downs as a couple, which was documented on their spin-off show, Married at First Sight: The First Year . But though they’ve faced challenges over the past two years, they have finally found a common ground where having a baby is concerned!
The mom-to-be revealed on the Today Show that her husband had a “pre-baby bucket list” that he wanted to complete before starting a family, which she thought was a smart idea. And after a skydiving trip last season, Doug finally told Jamie that he was ready for children.“In a way, it’ll be just like our marriage: Parents at First Sight,” Doug laughed. “We can’t wait to lay eyes on this little miracle of ours!”
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you super excited for Jamie and Doug? Do you think they’re having a baby girl or boy?