Skyla is the new HOH! Big Brother alum Aaryn Gries has welcomed her first child, a girl. The reality star gave birth on Tuesday, June 14.
“It is so surreal that we are actually here! I can’t wait to meet our daughter!” Gries, 25, captioned an Instagram photo from the hospital. Hours later, she posted the first picture of her newborn daughter.
“We did it!” she wrote. “8lbs 4oz, 18.5, born at 6:23PM on 6/14/16.” Gries and her husband, Nick Williams, named their little one Skyla. Gries, married since last year, documented the hospital stay on Snapchat.
Skyla isn’t the only Big Brother baby, of course. Former season 12 contestants Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas welcomed daughter Adora in April. That same month, Us Weekly exclusively confirmed that season 11 fan favorite couple Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder are expecting their first child together. The couple quietly married in March and are now gearing up for a baby boy.
Gries was a controversial figure during her turn on the CBS series in season 15. She famously made headlines for making racist and homophobic remarks toward other houseguests, and later defended herself during an interview with host Julie Chen.
“Being Southern, it is a stereotype and I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context and wrong. I do not mean to ever come off racist,” the Texas native told Chen in August 2013. “That is not me and I apologize to anyone I have offended for that.”
“I really feel bad that this is how it has been seen and how I’ve come across to people,” she continued. “I don’t want to seem like that person and I really do respect everyone in this game, although we have had some really hard times because we’re all fighting for our lives in the game.”
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