Renee Oteri Expecting Second Child

07/11/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Renee Oteri Pregnant Expecting Second Child Craig Sjodin/ABC

And baby makes four!

Less than four months after she reunited with her longtime love, Renee Oteri and her new husband Bracy Maynard are expecting their first child together, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The real estate agent, who competed for Juan Pablo Galavis‘s heart on The Bachelor, is just over three months along and due Jan. 19, 2015.

“We’re so excited!” Oteri tells PEOPLE. “Bracy is already paranoid — always checking in and making sure I’m okay. He’s in dad mode.”

And the pregnancy has been smooth sailing so far, adds Oteri, who has not had any morning sickness.

“I’m feeling good,” she says. “We just had an appointment and this baby will not sit still! I keep calling her a she but we don’t know the sex yet. I can’t wait to find out.”

Baby’s big brother, Oteri’s son Ben, 9, is looking forward to the new addition too, though, “he’s hoping for a boy!”

For her part, Oteri is just thrilled to expand her family. And this is just the beginning. “We want more kids,” she says. “We’re going to try for another after this one!”

— Aili Nahas

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allue on

Celebrity? Okay

Suzie on

Must be a very slow day for news. How is she a celebrity?

Bootziegurl on

YAY!!!! Congratulations very happy for her, she did so much better then Juan Pablo!!!

Big Fan on

I liked her….congrats!

Danielle on

I am not a fan of the show but what wonderful news! Congratulations to her and her husband on the pregnancy….

Dex buzz on

Wow what a woman she gets around

joan gehling on

I am so very happy for her! and her husband and son! I will look forward to hearing about the birth of the baby! All good wishes to their family!!!!!!

Mommy on

Fabulous now we get to hear about this ” celebrity ” pregnancy everyday for like 6 months. Great.

Teknosbeka on

She seems like a sweet lady and loving mom, glad to hear she’s found happiness.

Karen on

Congrats on your news!!! So happy for you both!!👣👣👣 Can’t wait to know she or he and the who the baby will look like …. Just glad you are happy❤. Karen

Andrea on

Congratulations Renee! You seemed like a great mother – so happy for you. It’s fun to read about the Seattle crew of ex-bach contestants all being friends (Jason, Molly, Des and Chris).

Kat on

IMO, I don’t think sharing the actual birth date with the public was necessary.

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Michelle on

I just loved her on the Bachelor, she was my favorite and pick to win Juan’s love……however, I’m so glad now that she found true love elsewhere. I’m so happy for her. She always seemed like such a wonderful person and friend to the other girls while she was on the “Bachelor”. I wish her health, happiness and many more babies. She deserves it!!!! Congrats Renee…..wishing you only the best.

Anonymous on

Kat- Techinically, there’s only a five percent chance she did (that’s the percentage of babies born on their due date). 😉 Anyway, congrats to them!

Tay on

Wow, big news People! Who cares! Rejects from The Bachelor are now celebrities? Bad enough you can’t go 1 day without writing about the Kardashians who are famous because of a sex tape. I’m done.

debic on

Just so glad someone off the show went back to a “real” life, and wasn’t just on the show to get into show business like so many. I can’t even count the number of contestants who are now news commentators, game show hosts, etc. You can pretty much tell when the Bachelor shows air who is looking for love, and who is looking for an “In” into Hollywood. Congrats, Renee, and enjoy your life!!!!

mrsl42388 on

You know, despite this not really being “celebrity news” I really liked her on The Bachelor and it’s awesome she has found everything she was looking for. Congratulations!

eve on


Guest on

Very happy for Renee!

Rama on

I am so happy she didn’t end up with a jerk like Juan Pablo. She deserved better than that, and I’m thrilled that she has found happiness. I hope this man sticks with her and provides her with the life she deserves! Good luck Renee!!

Gomez on

PS: If Miley can be a celebrity so can Renee or anybody for that matter. LOL!

Trisha on

Congrats! I am sooo happy for you. (You deserved better anyway!) May you have many years of happiness with yournew blessed family.

jenniferyterry on

Congrats, I like her. She was too good for that show.

Debbe on

I watched her on the Bachelor and all I have is a wish that this marriage works for her. When watching the bachelor it just looked like (and looks could be wrong) that she wanted someone so badly, to have that complete family, and no one understand that more than me, a single mom from day one and beyond (my son is 20 now), but, I felt like she was too smart and too beautiful to push something right and good for her. I could see a sadness in her face when looking at her son, and I know that feeling so I hope this works out for her. I commend her for her bravery to take that chance again as I was not that brave and didn’t trust that I have good judgment in a partner and gave up. Good luck to her and I wish her well.

Sunni38383 on

I don’t consider people who participate in tv shows like the bachelor as labeling them as celebrity…their not….every time something good happens to them…they are only mentioned as former contestants that’s all!!!

Anonymous on

Congratulations to Renee!