Congratulations to Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney.
The former Bachelor, 36, and his wife, 28, welcomed a daughter on Thursday, March 14. “We welcomed the most beautiful healthy baby girl to our family today, Riley Anne Mesnick,” he announced via Twitter. “Thank you all for your well wishes!”
The pair met on season 13 of the ABC reality show in 2009 and tied the knot the following year. Jason also has an 8-year-old son, Ty, from a previous marriage.
In the weeks before Riley’s arrival, the reality star said his son was looking forward to having a younger sibling.
“He’s been an only child all of his life, so he’s really excited to be a big brother and he totally understands what’s going on,” Jason told Us Weekly. “And it’s nice that he’s older, so maybe he will be able to help out a little bit.”
He added: “I think the one thing that Ty’s not looking forward to is ever changing a diaper. But he’s been asking for a sibling literally since he could talk.”