Jillian Harris, the former Calgarian who found reality-star fame as The Bachelorette, is expecting her first child.
Harris made the announcement in an ebullient post on her blog, writing “this has to be one of the most fabulous, emotional, wonderful blogs I have EVER written and we are SO happy to share this news with you.”
Harris, who has worked as a designer and is currently host of Love It or List It Vancouver, is expecting with her boyfriend of four years Justin Pasutto. It will be the first child for the 36-year-old, who makes her home in Vancouver.
“I have dreamed for years of being a mama,” Harris wrote. “Thought about how I would tell people … how I would feel … what kind of mom I would be … and here we are … Justin and I couldn’t be MORE STOKED to grow our little family!!”
Harris, who was born in Peace River but lived for a time in Calgary, was the third-place finisher in The Bachelor, but was popular enough to be chosen as the fifth Bachelorette, which concluded with an engagement to Ed Swiderski. The couple later broke up.