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Carly Waddell & Evan Bass of 'Bachelor in Paradise' Are Expecting a Baby Girl


Despite Bachelor Nation’s summer kicking off ominously with the Bachelor in Paradise controversy, the last few months have played out happily for other franchise members. Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay ultimately found her match in Bryan Abasolo (and we’re still anxiously wondering who the next Bachelor is, nbd). BiP alums Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert welcomed their daughter, and BiP’s Carly Waddell and Evan Bass got married and soon announced they were expecting their first child together. Now, Carly and Evan have revealed that they’ll welcome a baby girl early next year, Bustle reports.

The couple both shared a look into their gender reveal party on Instagram. Evan, who already has three sons from a previous relationship, posted a video of his son hitting a pinata to see what color of confetti was inside. In the clip, the group goes crazy when they see pink paper and know that a girl is on the way.

"We are pleased to announce the release of our baby girl Bass in February 2018," Evan playfully wrote. "My book, "Raising Girls and Where to Buy a Shotgun for her Prom" will be released shortly thereafter followed up by my fashion blog YouTube interactive."

Former BiP cast member Ashley Iaconetti commented on Evan's video, telling her friend, "I can't wait for you to be a dad to a girl! You were meant for it!" After reading Evan's heartfelt Hollywood Reporter article about why BiP shouldn't be cancelled, I can totally see this guy being a total sucker for his daughter.

Carly shared a family photo from after the reveal, writing, "I'm not the only girl anymore! Woo Hoo!"


This is our professional Gender Reveal photo! IT'S A GIRL!!!! I'm not the only girl anymore! Woo Hoo!!!!

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Before news of the baby's gender broke, Evan told Us Weekly that his sons were ready for a sister to join their family. "They really want it to be a girl," he said. "If it's a girl, we're going to protect her together. We're a family of boys, and Carly and they want that little girl."

He also told the magazine that he and Carly actually found out about her pregnancy days after they were married in Mexico earlier this summer. "She was late," Evan revealed. "I was like, 'You're really funny. Let's go to a Mexican drugstore and get a test.' We go into this drugstore and after she went and took the test...[she] was like, 'I don't know what that means. It's in Spanish.'"

In true, awkward Carly-and-Evan fashion, they had to Google what the result of the pregnancy test meant in English. If watching their wedding on TV wasn't enough to prove that these two are meant for each other, that sole detail is enough proof for me. 

Congrats to this growing family! I'm totally expecting play dates with Jade and Tanner's daughter. 

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