Kevin Manno and Ali Fedotowski /
Kevin Manno and Ali Fedotowski /

Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and her fiancé, actor Kevin Manno, are expecting a baby girl!  The engaged couple learned the gender in December, and attempted to keep the information secret, but it proved too much for them to contain.

The reality TV star made the announcement on her website.  “It’s a GIRL!!!!! It feels so good to say it out loud and share the news with all of you!”

The self-confessed tom boy described how she’d always assumed that she would be a mom to boys, but admitted, “Now, my little girl will most certainly be the queen of the house and I am completely ok with that 😉 In fact, now that we know we are having a girl and now that I have been able to feel her kick and bond with her, I couldn’t imagine it any other way! Now I only see myself as a mother to a girl – a boy would feel weird to me! I guess it’s because I feel like I know her already. And I must say she is already super smart, funny and outgoing. Ha! Kidding! But my kid is totally advanced right?”

Fedotowsky and Manno began dating in 2013 and were engaged in September of 2015. The baby will be the first child for both.

Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.