The couple met in 2017 while filming season 4 of BiP, and though their love lasted through the finale, Gottschalk pointedly did not propose on the show. At the time they were living in different cities and felt they needed more time together for their relationship to grow. “He promised me a really big ring!” Gates joked shortly after the finale aired, adding that they didn’t feel “any pressure” from producers to get engaged during the episode.
Just under two years later, they announced their engagement via Instagram and in the long run-up to the wedding — they postponed their nuptials multiple times amid the coronavirus pandemic — the pair had plenty of time to think about the next step: children. “I have baby fever, but Adam has extreme baby fever,” Gates exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2020, noting that it would be “totally fine” if they got pregnant by accident. “He is ready.”
The couple finally tied the knot in April 2021 before announcing the following July that they were expecting their first baby. Son Gates, whose moniker is inspired by his mother’s maiden name, arrived in January 2022. He became a big brother one year later in July 2023.
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