Brendon Villegas Rachel Reilly and Adora Villegas rachelereilly
Brendon Villegas Rachel Reilly and Adora Villegas rachelereilly

Husband and wife reality TV personalities Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly have welcomed a daughter named Adora Borealis Villegas.  Adora, the first child for both, was born on April 8th. She weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 19.5 inches.

According to, Adora is of Latin origins and means “beloved one.”  Villegas and Reilly described to People how they decided upon their daughter’s unique name.  “We came up with the name Adora because we adore her, she’s ‘Adora-ble,’ and we wanted a Spanish name to celebrate her Hispanic heritage,” the couple says.

“Borealis was Rachel’s must-have middle name because she’s always been infatuated with the natural beauty of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. Of course Brendon loves the name because he is a physicist and science nerd! We love the name because Adora lights up our lives like the Borealis lights up the night sky.”

Brendon and Rachel, lovingly referred to by their fans as “Brenchel,” met and fell in love on Season 12 of the reality show Big Brother. After falling short of the grand prize, the couple returned to Big Brother as a duo on the 13th season, which Rachel won.  “Brenchel” also participated in two seasons of The Amazing Race, coming in at 3rd place each time.  The couple married in a televised ceremony in September of 2012.


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.