Bachelor in Paradise's Evan Bass & Carly Waddell Are Expecting Their First Child

Whether you reserve Monday nights for Bachelor viewing parties, roll your eyes at the cheesy date cards, or are actively rooting against your least favorite Bachelor pairings, there's no denying that some contestants seem to have actually found happiness through the franchise. Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, who got married after meeting on Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise, are one such example. 

"While to some it's a silly TV show, for me, it was an experience that changed my life in unimaginable ways," Evan wrote in a recent op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter. "I will be forever grateful to Paradise for guiding me to an incredible stepmother to my own children." Well, it looks like those children—three sons from a previous relationship—are about to get a new baby brother or sister, PEOPLE reports. 

Carly wrote on her Instagram Sunday, "SECRET IS OUT GUYS!!!! Evan and I are SO EXCITED to announce we are HAVING A BABY!!! What a beautiful, wonderful, wild year it has been and the adventure continues Feb 2018!" She threw in baby and heart emojis for good measure and added, "(also Evan's face here is hilarious and wonderful)."

"We are beyond excited for this baby to join our family! " Evan agreed in a statement. "We wanted to have children quickly and obviously we wasted no time. My boys are so excited to 'guard and protect' this little one and welcome him/her to the tribe!" He also took to Twitter to share his excitement—and his nerves about telling their future child how they fell in love on national television.  

This baby isn't the only one Bachelor Nation is eagerly awaiting: Fellow BIP alums Jade and Tanner Tolbert are expecting a little girl in September. Forget their parents' #relationshipgoals—I'm hoping these kids grow up to be #friendshipgoals.