Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly Welcome Daughter

04/08/2016 at 05:15 PM ET

Brendon Villegas Rachel Reilly welcome daughter
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The Brenchel baby has arrived!

Big Brother and Amazing Race alums Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly welcomed their first child, a daughter, on the morning of Friday, April 8, they confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.

“Brendon & I are officially parents! Omg thank you for all the prayers and well wishes,” Reilly, 31, wrote on Twitter. “It was long hard and we did it all natural.”

Added Villegas, 36, “I have raced around the world & survived the BB house with Rachel but watching my wife deliver our girl made me fall in love all over.”

The reality TV couple, who married in 2012, announced the pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in September. In March, Villegas and Reilly celebrated with a baby shower and revealed that they were expecting a baby girl.

#daydate waiting for #baby #babybump #pregnancy

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At the time, Reilly shared that they didn’t have a name picked out for their daughter quite yet — but she didn’t want it to be a common one.

“Brendon thinks I’m gonna have a dream in the middle of the night that is gonna magically tell me the name,” she joked, before adding, “I really want a unique name, so anything that’s on-trend.”

Villegas had different ideas, however: “What’s cool today may not be cool in 20 years, and guess what? Our daughter has to deal with this name for the rest of her life,” he said.

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Lin on

I really don’t know how she managed to land him. I can’t stand her whinny voice.

Taylor on

Well, I hope he won out with a more normal name.

Callie on

He always seemed like the voice of reason. When they say opposites attract, in this case it’s so true. Congratulations!!!

Kate on

@lin –my opinion is that they acted the same–obnoxious and believed that only their view of situations were right and they would jump on each other’s bandwagon.

gymluv on

Rachel who knew the day would come when a girl would ‘come between you & your man’ and you would be thrilled! Babies are the perfect way to start people! Congratulations! (No need to say it was all natural. It’s not a competition)

Lisa on

So happy for them. Congratulations! 🎠👼

Sam on

They can’t even agree picking on names, kinda odd couple.

Noah on

I always wish the best to new parents. Hopefully this will help both of them grow up. The tantrums and anger and pouting must end. Now it’s real. Not “on-trend”. That is not mature thinking. That is current. In this moment. Rachel isn’t thinking beyond now. Brendon sees that but loses arguments to her all the time. Best of luck. Hope she gets her daddy’s book intelligence, mommy’s life intelligence and both their full belief that love can conquer all.

kiffytina on

A unique name that’s on-trend. If it’s on trend, then that’s not going to be unique, correct?

Von on

Hopefully it’s a memorable and has unique meaning name.

KL on

Congrats to them!! Although, how can u not have a name quite yet?? You had 9 months to pick it out!! ? That I don’t understand from anyone.. weird, well if you take longer to pick it out then hope its a good one!!

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