Jillian Harris Welcomes Son Leo George

08/06/2016 at 09:00 PM ET

It’s a boy for Jillian Harris!

The former Bachelorette, 36, and longtime partner Justin Pasutto welcomed their first child, son Leo George Tiziano Pasutto, on Friday morning, Aug. 5, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 6:02 a.m. in Kelowna, British Columbia, a “healthy” Leo weighed in 6 lbs., 12 oz.

The couple announced their pregnancy news with sweet Instagram posts in March.

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Hi my name is Leo. 05.08.16 #thankyouJill #youroneamazingwoman

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“I can’t remember a time where my heart has been SO full,” read Harris’ caption on a photo of the twosome and their dog Nacho, with the Love It Or List It, Too host baring her belly bump.

“Words can’t express how lucky and blessed we feel to introduce a new life into ours and that our wish has finally come true,” Pasutto captioned a snapshot of Harris and Nacho silhouetted in a doorway.

“@nachocilantro on the other hand, isn’t quite sure what that means for him but he’s excited too,” the new dad added.

The couple, who are eight years apart in age, have been together for four years — since Harris was 32 and Pasutto was 24. They wanted to wait a bit, as Harris wrote in her pregnancy announcement blog post, “for Justin to ‘catch up’ in age” to her, and decided late last year was prime to start trying.

“In late 2015, right before my 36 birthday, we ‘practiced for baby’ … and got lucky, we found out 12 days BEFORE my 36th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!” she wrote in the post.

— Jen Juneau with reporting by Aili Nahas

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truthguest on

Congratulations to the three of you. Jillian is an awesomely talented designer and Love It or List It Vancouver is a great show.

yadda on

Love Love Love Jillian and so happy for her and her man Justin and their new baby boy!

Kathy on


Unknown on

Congrats to three of them. Leo is a nice name for a boy.

BachFan on

I adore Jillian and have since she was on The Bachelor, and then with her own season of The Bachelorette. I have seen some episodes of LIOLIV and she just seems so cool, classy and awesome.

Not to mention, Justin is seriously one helluva good looking man. Geeze louise!

Congrats to them both 😀

nat on

Congratulations Jillian and Justin on your baby boy. Jillian I love you on “Love it or List it too”.
PS. love the name of your dog-nachocilantro.

guest on

Congrats to them!! My son’s birthday is August 5th so to me it’s the best day!! Love the name Leo which is also his sign!! God bless and all the best to them!!

What???? on

What happened to her face? I did not even recognize her from the Bachelorette – I had to google to make sure this was the same Jillian! She looks like a completely different person – check out those pics from earlier! Wow.

Cindy on

Congrats Jillian! He looks so sweet! So nice to see you and Chris are still chatting! His baby is adorable! Take good care. Wish you the best.

Vicki on

They seen so very happy with their new baby boy. I wish them ever blessing and good luck. A baby is so very special.

guest on

Guest I agree. My daughter is also an August fifth birthday. What a lovely day. The sixth also rocks as that is my son’s birthday. ha.

MissS on

Super cute!
Congrats to the new family!

meettheschmadgers on

Why is the word ‘healthy” in quotations?

Bachelorette Roses on

Jillian was a fan favorite when she was “The Bachelorette” back in 2009. You’ve come a long way Jilly! Congrats to Jillian and Justin on their beautiful new baby boy Leo. Love that name (“Leo”) !!! Much happiness to the three of you and your beautiful new family of three!

The Bachelorette on

Congrats to Jillian and Justin on their gorgeous new baby boy Leo. Jillian was a Fan Favorite when she was The Bachelorette way back in 2009. All the best as you celebrate your brand new family of three! Congratulations everyone!