Blake Horstmann is becoming a father.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” star and his girlfriend Giannina Gibelli are expecting their first child together.
“First comes love, then comes Baby H,” Gibelli said captioned a shared Instagram post shared on November 14, 2023. “We are so grateful that life has brought us here and are overjoyed to be parents to our sweet baby in the spring of 2024,” she added.
The couple included some snaps from an early pregnancy photoshoot. In the pictures, Gibelli showed off her baby bump. In some pictures, the proud father-to-be looked at her lovingly and placed a hand on her stomach.
Horstmann rose to fame on reality television on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette. He then tried to find love in “Bachelor in Paradise” before meeting Gibelli. Meanwhile, Gibelli also got her start on reality TV with an appearance in the first season of “Love In Blind” on Netflix. Although she eventually got engaged to Damian Powers, it didn’t work out.
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Blake Horstmann and Giannina Gibelli received love from Bachelor Nation
Horstmann and Gibelli first met while filming the first season of All Star Shore in late 2021. The two began dating quietly before making their romance public. The main reason for their mysterious relationship was that they had to keep things secret until All Star Shore aired.
The two moved in together about a year later and haven’t looked back. Her friends at Bachelor Nation are thrilled to hear that they’re starting a family together and expressed it in the comments section of her pregnancy announcement on Instagram.
“Congratulations to you and your growing family! Welcome to the most beautiful part of life,” Kufrin wrote.
“Omg! I’m so happy for you both. “You look AMAZING,” Read Serena Pitt’s comment.
“I’m so damn happy for you both, I love you! Congratulations,” said Jason Tartickwho also appeared on Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette.”
“This is the first pregnancy announcement this year that I’m excited about. Congratulations, guys,” added Adam Gottschalk.
Giannina Gibelli and Blake Horstmann went on a cruise together in October
Gibelli and Horstmann quietly celebrated their new baby. The couple took a European cruise together in October 2023. Share some photos and videos from the trip on social media.
“I left Casinos Monte Carlo, so it was a good trip,” says Horstmann captioned an Instagram post on October 17, 2023. A few days later, he shared a video from the trip. “No more (cruise) virgin,” he said I titled this post.
The two have come a long way since they first met. In fact, when Gibelli first saw her future baby daddy, she had no idea who he even was.
“I’ve never watched The Bachelor or anything like that, so I didn’t know who he was,” she previously said told E! News. “He looked familiar and he just gave me his big smile and so I met him right on the beach,” she added.
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