Celebrity Parents '90 Day Fiancé' Stars Loren and Alexei Brovarnik Welcome a Son: 'The Smile and Light We Needed' Loren and Alexei Brovarnik first shared their pregnancy news in October, one month after celebrating four years of marriage By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 15, 2020 01:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Loren and Alexei Brovarnik with son Shai. Photo: TLC/Loren and Alexei Brovarnik He’s here — a bit early! 90 Day Fiancé stars Loren and Alexei Brovarnik welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, April 14, at 4:26 p.m., a rep for the couple confirms to PEOPLE. Baby boy Brovarnik was born at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, measuring 19 inches long and weighing 5 lbs., 10 oz. “Everything happens and doesn’t for a reason. We were meant to meet our baby boy earlier!” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement. “With everything going on right now with the [coronavirus], this is the smile and light we needed.” “BabyBrov made his grand debut on 4/14/20 at 4:26pm. We are so beyond in love with him and even more in love with each other!” they added. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. TLC/Loren and Alexei Brovarnik TLC/Loren and Alexei Brovarnik 90 Day Fiancé Stars Anny and Robert Expecting First Child Together: “My Gift from God” The happy couple first shared their pregnancy news in October, one month after celebrating four years of marriage. “I see a lot of people I know (personally) announcing their own exciting news, and now it’s my turn!” Loren told PEOPLE at the time. “I’m excited, terrified, over the moon, nervous and so much more!” “Alex is hands down the best partner I could have ever asked for during this time,” she continued, as Alexei added, “I’m very excited and happy, but nervous and scared at the same time.” Alexei (L) and Loren Brovarnik. TLC RELATED VIDEO: 90 Day Fiancé Star Stephanie Matto Says Relationship with Erika Owens “Was an Experience of a Lifetime” Loren and Alexei found out the sex of their first child together while surrounded by their loved ones in December. “We’re obviously beyond excited for BabyBrov’s arrival this spring. He is just so loved already by so many!” Loren told PEOPLE exclusively in January. “They say there is no bond stronger than the one between a mom and her son, so the fact that I’m getting a mommy’s boy has me over the moon. And the fact that Alex has a new fishing buddy and a mini-him, if you will, has him very excited!” she added. “The Brovarnik name gets carried on another generation!” Loren and Alexei Brovarnik. Courtesy Loren Brovarnik 90 Day Fiancé Stars Loren and Alexei Brovarnik Expecting First Child: “It’s a Surreal Moment” Loren, whose family is from Hollywood, Florida, first met her husband during a Birthright trip to Israel, where he was working as a paramedic. The couple currently star on 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk, which airs Sundays on TLC. “And people thought we were crazy! 😝,” she wrote alongside a collection of wedding photos as they celebrated their anniversary last year. “Well babe, here we are … cheers to 4 and many, many more!!” Fans can also catch up Loren and Alexei’s pregnancy journey by tuning in to 90 Day Fiancé: What Now?, airing Monday at 11 p.m. ET on TLC, or early on the TLC GO app.