Welcome to Bachelor Nation, baby! Just weeks after revealing her due date (September 12) on Instagram, Bachelor in Paradise alum Jade Roper has given birth to a beautiful baby girl with husband Tanner Tolbert.
The couple confirmed the news exclusively to E! News on Thursday, August 17, just hours after they welcomed their newborn daughter, Emerson Avery Tolbert — “Emmy for short.” “Tanner and I are very proud to announce the arrival of our baby girl this Thursday morning. There’s truly no words to describe the feeling holding you in our arms for the first time and looking into your eyes. We love you, precious girl,” they gushed in a statement.
Roper’s water broke early Thursday morning, a full month ahead of schedule. In her Instagram post about her due date last month, she wrote that she heard first-time moms tend to be late — which turned out to not be the case for her.
Luckily for the new parents, they squeezed in a babymoon before the little one’s arrival. Back in July, they spent some time in Hawaii, where they enjoyed a waterfront luau at sunset and soaked up a little sun. They also spent some time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for fellow Bachelor Nation couple Carly Waddell and Evan Bass’ wedding.
“I didn’t even cry this much at my own wedding,” a tearful Roper quipped during the nuptials, which aired on Bachelor in Paradise this week. “I’m so emotional. I’m sooooo pregnant!”
Congratulations to the new family!
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