Blake Horstmann is going to be a dad.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” star and his girlfriend, Giannina Gibelli, are expecting their first child together.
“First comes love, then comes baby H,” Gibelli captioned a joint Instagram post shared on November 14, 2023. “We’re so grateful that life has led us here and over the moon to be parents to our sweet baby come spring 2024,” she added.
The couple included some snaps from an early maternity photoshoot. In the pictures, Gibelli debuted her baby bump. Proud dad-to-be looked sweetly at her and placed a hand on her belly in some of the pics.
Horstmann rose to reality television fame on Becca Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette.” He went on to try to find love on “Bachelor in Paradise” before meeting Gibelli. Meanwhile, Gibelli also got her start on reality TV, appearing on the first season of “Love In Blind” on Netflix. Although she did end up getting engaged to Damian Powers, the things didn’t work out.
Here’s what you need to know:
Blake Horstmann & Giannina Gibelli Received Love From Bachelor Nation
Horstmann and Gibelli first met while filming season 1 of “All Star Shore” in late 2021. The two quietly started dating before taking their romance public. The main reason for their secretive relationship was that they needed to keep things under wraps until “All Star Shore” aired.
The two moved in together about a year later and haven’t looked back. Their friends within Bachelor Nation are thrilled to hear that they are starting a family together and expressed such in the comments section of their Instagram pregnancy announcement.
“Congrats to you and your growing family! Welcome to the best part of life,” Kufrin wrote.
“Omg! So happy for you both. G you look AMAZING,” read Serena Pitt’s comment.
“I am so damn happy for you two, love you guys! Congratulations,” said Jason Tartick, who also appeared on Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette.”
“This is the first pregnancy announcement this year I’m fired up to see. Congrats you guys,” added Adam Gottschalk.
Giannina Gibelli & Blake Horstmann Went on a Cruise Together in October
Gibelli and Horstmann have been quietly celebrating their baby news. The couple took a European cruise together in October 2023, sharing some photos and videos from the trip on social media.
“Walked out of Casinos Monte Carlo up so it’s been a good trip,” Horstmann captioned an Instagram post on October 17, 2023. A few days later, he shared a video from the trip. “No longer a (cruise) virgin,” he captioned that post.
The two have come a long way since the first time they met. In fact, when Gibelli first laid eyes on her future baby daddy, she had no clue who he even was.
“I’ve never watched the Bachelor franchise or any of that so I didn’t know who he was,” she previously told E! News. “He seemed familiar to me and he just flashed his big ole smile at me and that’s how I met him right on the beach,” she added.