Baby Brenchel has arrived!
Big Brother stars Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly (who are collectively known as “Brenchel” by the show’s fans) welcomed their first child–a baby girl–earlier this week.
Brendon and Rachel, who married in 2012 and also appeared together on two seasons of The Amazing Race, have not yet released their daughter’s name. However, last month Rachel told The Ashley that, while she had been thinking of names for months, Brendon refused to discuss baby names until the baby was born, so the name may still be up in the air.
Rest assured that it will not be Brenchel, however.
Over the past few days, Rachel had been tweeting fans for advice on how to jump-start labor. The reality star’s official due date was March 31, but Baby Brenchel didn’t make her official appearance until earlier this week. On Wednesday Rachel posted that it was “baby time” and on Friday, she confirmed on her Twitter account that her daughter had officially arrived.
“Brendon and I are officially parents! Omg. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes. It was long, hard and we did it all natural,” Rachel tweeted.
Rachel told The Ashley that, while she plans to continue to pursue work in the entertainment industry, she will be more selective of the jobs she accepts, due to her new role as a mother.
“Doing a show like ‘The Amazing Race’ and being gone for 20-plus days would be hard,” Rachel told The Ashley. “If I’m filming a movie, I can go home and be with the baby, but with a competition show, you have to be away for a month, and I would have a lot of trouble with that.”
Baby Brenchel is the first baby to be born to parents who have both been on ‘Big Brother.’