Brendon and Rachel Reilly Villegas Expecting First Child

09/17/2015 at 11:55 AM ET

Brendon Villegas Rachel Reilly expecting first child
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This is one house guest they’ll be welcoming with open arms!

Big Brother alums Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly are expecting their first child, the couple revealed Wednesday.

“We’re so excited for this new adventure! After competing on four reality shows we feel like we’re prepared for this new challenge. We found a way to make another lifelong alliance member and we couldn’t be more overjoyed,” the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively, adding that Reilly is due in the spring. “We knew we had to announce it on the show that brought us together! We can’t wait for the Brenchel Baby to arrive.”

While joining Julie Chen live on stage to comment on the current season, the parents-to-be shared a secret of their own.

“Well, you know, Julie, how I say no one comes between me and my man … except a Brenchel baby!” Reilly revealed as the audience cheered.

After congratulating the couple on their future addition — who already has its own hashtag, #BabyBrenchel, in honor of Villegas and Reilly’s infamous alliance — Chen gifted the reality stars with a special present.

“We have a little onesie for baby Brenchel, just a little suggestion for a name, potentially,” Chen says.

The couple first met on season 12 of the hit show in 2010, before returning to the house for a second time — where Reilly won! — the following year. They later appeared as a couple on two seasons of The Amazing Race.

Villegas, 35, and Reilly, 30, were married in September 2012 atop the AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles after the bride arrived on a helicopter.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Patrick Gomez

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huh? on

The baby will be smarter than the two of them combined the day it’s born.

Emily on

Poor kid!!!!

R on

Love them! Congrats!!!

Ashleigh on

Love Them!!! Rachel is the best player to evrrr play the game. ❤

D on

So weird, I was just thinking of them a few days ago and wondered what they were up to…married, child on the way?! 🙂 Cool!! Congrats!!!

Emily on

Did anyone else see the nude masturbation shots that Brandon uploaded a long time ago? Dang, boy is hung like a horse.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Momoftwins on

I liked them on amazing race … He seems like a stand up guy , she’s a little eccentric . But nice . Congratulations to them .

Anonymous on

Oy! I feel so bad for that baby. That’s going to be one ugly baby and no not all babies are cute. She was so annoying on Big Brother and Amazing Race. She was such a crybaby and her voice was so annoying you wanted to put the tv on mute everytime she talked.

Kx on

Ooh happy for them! Congrats.

Georgia on

Who Cares! Why did she have to reproduce. Gross! 👎🏻

Niko on

Was reading this article in Rachel’s voice the entire time. Congrats to them, though.

Sam on

If there was ever a woo man whose reproductive rights should be revoked. I hope she’s s better mom than she is a person.