This has been a huge week for The Bachelor franchise. First, on Monday night, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici got engaged on national television during the finale of The Bachelor Season 17. Then, Tuesday morning, Sean announced on Good Morning America that he would be competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. Finally, on Thursday, famous Bachelor couple Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney welcomed the birth of their baby girl, who they named Riley Anne Mesnick.
“We welcomed the most beautiful healthy baby girl to our family today Riley Anne Mesnick,” Jason tweeted. “Thank you all for your well wishes! @MollyMesnick”
We welcomed the most beautiful healthy baby girl to our family today Riley Anne Mesnick.Thank you all for your well wishes! @mollymesnick
— Jason Mesnick (@jason_mesnick) March 15, 2013
Riley was born in Seattle, Wash. — she weighed in at 6 lbs., 8 oz., and is 18 3/4 inches long, as Jason and Molly tell People. The baby also already “has a full head of hair — probably more than I’ll have in the next few years,” Jason said.
Jason, 36, is quite proud to see his bride, whom he met while starring on Season 13 of The Bachelor, hold his daughter. “What’s amazing to me is when Molly is holding Riley, her eyes do not come off her,” Jason said. “I’m already seeing how much Molly loves the baby.”
Riley makes the second addition to this Bachelor family, as Jason has an 8-year-old son named Ty from a previous marriage.
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