‘Bachelorette’ Star DeAnna Pappas Pregnant with First Baby

by | August 29, 2013 at 9:12 AM | Celebrity Babies, The Bachelorette, TV News

DeAnna Pappas Stagliano (Photo: Courtesy of DeAnna Pappas Stagliano/Instagram)

A “Bachelorette” baby is on the way! DeAnna Pappas Stagliano is pregnant, the “Bachelorette” Season 4 star tells Us Weekly. It’s the first child for DeAnna, 31, and husband of nearly two years Stephen Stagliano. “Stephen and I are so thrilled to be welcoming our baby Stag. This has been the most exciting time of our lives,” the mom-to-be tells Us.

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“We cannot wait to make memories with this baby, love it unconditionally, and to teach him or her to play soccer! We have looked forward to this moment for a very long time and we are so happy to share this exciting news with everyone!!” The expectant reality star shared her first bump photo via Twitter. “We are so thrilled to finally have the news out! Baby on the way!!!!” she captioned a pic in which she cradles her belly.

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First appearing as a finalist on the 2007 installment of “The Bachelor,” DeAnna was rejected by star Brad Womack (in his first of two stints on the show, Womack, 40, rejected both DeAnna and her fellow finalist Jenni Croft in the infamous finale); she went on to search for her own mate in the 2008 installment of “The Bachelorette.”

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Although she chose Jesse Csincsak at the finale — accepting his proposal — the pair called it off a few months later. She met her future husband through yet another “Bachelor” connection: Stephen’s twin brother Michael Stagliano appeared on Season 5 of “The Bachelorette” with Jillian Harris. They wed in October 2011.

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