Bachelor’s Erica Rose Engaged & Expecting First Child With Galen Gentry (UPDATE)
UPDATE (2/14/16): On the February 14-airing Bachelor at 20 special, Erica Rose revealed she and baby daddy Galen Gentry are now officially engaged and have set a wedding date of May 1, which she jokingly calls a "shotgun wedding."
“It’s cute because we only dated like eight weeks, just like in the Bachelor world," Erica told Chris Harrison at the event. "It’s funny, my mom’s like, ‘Because of The Bachelor you expect relationships to happen so fast.’ And it did!”
Congrats, you two! Can't wait for the pics from your big day!
Original story (2/1/16):
It’s been a while since we checked in with Erica, who won us over with her tiara in Prince Lorenzo Borghese’s Season 9, and apparently a lot has changed in the last six months. First, she met her future hubby Galen Gentry, and now they’re expanding their family.
“I am really excited!" the 32-year-old tells Us Weekly. “We were trying, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. It’s something that I’ve always wanted and feel ready for, so we can’t wait.”
Though the couple was trying, their romance is still pretty new — the Bachelor Pad star says they only started dating in November after meeting at work. (Galen is a lawyer at Gentry Law Group, while Erica is director of business development.)
The little one is still a ways off — she’s due September 24 — so we’ll have to wait to find out the baby’s sex.
“The first week, I felt like it was a girl, and then I was for sure it was a boy, so now I can’t decide if I even want to know yet!” Erica admitted.
After Baby Rose-Gentry arrives, the parents to be are planning to tie the knot. She explains, “We were thinking about getting married in the next few months, but I think it’ll probably happen after the baby comes, since there’s so much to do!"
This probably comes as a shock to much of Bachelor Nation, though those who follow Erica closely on social media might have been tipped off by a post two weeks back, where she and Galen were “celebrating good news.”
Congrats to the happy couple! Can’t wait to meet the future pint-sized prince or princess!