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04/08/2016 at 05:15 PM ET
The Brenchel baby has arrived!
Big Brother and Amazing Race alums Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly welcomed their first child, a daughter, on the morning of Friday, April 8, they confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.
“Brendon & I are officially parents! Omg thank you for all the prayers and well wishes,” Reilly, 31, wrote on Twitter. “It was long hard and we did it all natural.”
Added Villegas, 36, “I have raced around the world & survived the BB house with Rachel but watching my wife deliver our girl made me fall in love all over.”
The reality TV couple, who married in 2012, announced the pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in September. In March, Villegas and Reilly celebrated with a baby shower and revealed that they were expecting a baby girl.
@brendonvbb12 & 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 Reilly (@RachelEReilly) April 8, 2016
I have raced around the world & survived the BB house w/ @RachelEReilly but watching my wife deliver our girl made me fall in love all over.
— Brendon Villegas (@brendonvbb12) April 9, 2016
At the time, Reilly shared that they didn’t have a name picked out for their daughter quite yet — but she didn’t want it to be a common one.
“Brendon thinks I’m gonna have a dream in the middle of the night that is gonna magically tell me the name,” she joked, before adding, “I really want a unique name, so anything that’s on-trend.”
Villegas had different ideas, however: “What’s cool today may not be cool in 20 years, and guess what? Our daughter has to deal with this name for the rest of her life,” he said.
— Sarah Michaud