‘Bachelorette’ Alum Jillian Harris Is Pregnant With Her First Child

Jillian Harris and Justin Pasutto
Jillian Harris and Justin Pasutto Matt Petit/ABC via Getty Images

Baby makes three! Bachelorette alum Jillian Harris announced she is pregnant and expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Justin Pasutto, in a sweet blog post published on Friday, March 4.

“I have dreamed for years of being a mama … thought about how I would tell people … how I would feel … what kind of mom I would be …” Harris, 36, wrote on her website. “And here we are … Justin and I couldn’t be MORE STOKED to grow our little family!!”

From the moment she met Pasutto, 28, the Love It or List It host knew she wanted to have kids with the former professional snowboarder.

Jillian Harris and Justin Pasutto
Jillian Harris and Justin Pasutto. Courtesy of JillianHarris.com

“I was 32 when we met, and Justin was a fresh ripe 24 (BTW I SWEAR he told me he was 27, which I rounded up to 28… so in my mind we were basically the same age HAHA),” she shared. “Our age difference was never really an issue for us, our love was always strong and very real and that’s all that mattered. But truth be told, I could have gotten knocked up with his baby on that second date and I probably would have been over the moon… haha… ok MAYBE too soon, but I WAS smitten.”

The Vancouver resident knew it was only a matter of time before she and her beau began trying for the little one she so badly wanted.

“Nevertheless, the topic of babies was always front and center in our lives, and I waited patiently for Justin to ‘catch up’ in age to me,” she continued. “And confidently tell me he would be ready.”

When Pasutto was finally prepared for parenthood, he and Harris made a pact.

“We both decided that the year I turned 36 would be prime time … so, in late 2015, right before my 36 birthday, we ‘practiced for baby,’” Harris revealed. “And got lucky, we found out 12 days BEFORE my 36th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!”

Back in 2009, Harris competed for Jason Mesnick’s heart on season 13 of The Bachelor. She placed third and was then selected to star in the fifth season of The Bachelorette. She chose contestant Ed Swiderski as the winner and the two became engaged by the series’ end in 2009. The pair pulled the plug on their made-for-TV romance in July 2010 after Us Weekly broke news of Swiderski’s infidelity

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