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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Couple Carly Waddell & Evan Bass Welcome Their First Child

To the people who believe that couples formed on The Bachelor are destined for nothing other than a break-up, prepare to be proved wrong again. Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, who met and fell in love on season three of Bachelor in Paradise, have just welcomed a baby daughter!

Isabella Evelyn Bass was born just yesterday (February 15) at 1:58 p.m., according to PEOPLE, and weighs six pounds, eight ounces.

The couple has been documenting Waddell’s pregnancy journey on social media, including posting baby shower pictures back in January. And they’re not afraid to hide their emotions, either: Bass said he “cried a lot during the birth!” which is pretty heartwarming, if you ask me.

Bass has three other children (sons Nathan, Liam, and Ensley), but this is his first daughter and Waddell’s first child. Bass and Waddell’s love story began in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which seems to be a pretty special place for them: they got married there (their wedding was also televised in season four of Bachelor in Paradise), and found out that Waddell was pregnant there, too!

Congratulations to the happy family and welcome to the world, baby Isabella!

Erica Kam is the Life Editor at Her Campus. She oversees the life, career, and news verticals on the site, including academics, experience, high school, money, work, and Her20s coverage. Over her six years at Her Campus, Erica has served in various editorial roles on the national team, including as the previous Culture Editor and as an editorial intern. She has also interned at Bustle Digital Group, where she covered entertainment news for Bustle and Elite Daily. She graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Barnard College, where she was the senior editor of Columbia and Barnard’s Her Campus chapter and a deputy copy editor for The Columbia Spectator. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her dissecting K-pop music videos for easter eggs and rereading Jane Austen novels. She also loves exploring her home, the best city in the world — and if you think that's not NYC, she's willing to fight you on it.