Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly Welcome Daughter

The Big Brother and Amazing Race alums are new parents

Brendon Villegas Rachel Reilly welcome daughter

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.

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

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