Bachelor Nation baby joins the board! Tia Booth announced she is pregnant with her first child while honoring her late dad on Father’s Day.
“This has undoubtedly been my most challenging season thus far,” theBachelor in ParadiseThe 30-year-old alum captioned a black and white photo from a maternity shoot on Sunday June 19, which she later claimed was deleted by Instagram. “I’ve never felt such overwhelming sadness and pure joy at the same time. It’s been difficult to be grateful for the good as if one of the most important people in my life is missing the celebration.”
Booth continued, “While I wish I could tell my dad all the good news in person, it brings me peace that he knows about it long before I do. It is possible to have high emotions at the same time as grieving the loss of another child. I am certain my dad was involved in welcoming a new life and mourning the loss. Happy heavenly Father’s Day to the first man I ever loved and Happy soon-to-be Father’s Day to my forever.”
In the snap, Booth rested her head on her fiancé’s shoulder as he wrapped one hand around her waist. The ABC personality held Booth’s baby bump.
Shortly after posting her pregnancy reveal, the image was wiped from Booth’s feed. In an Instagram Story, the reality star clarified that she was “not even near my phone and it disappeared!” However, some fellow Bachelor Nation members were still able to celebrate the couple’s milestone.
“AHHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😍😍😍,” Becca TilleyThe comments were filled with praises, while BiP‘s Anna Redman wrote, “Congrats! So happy for y’all 🏼.” Jasmine Goode added, “Congrats babe!!! We are so happy for you! I know your daddy is so proud of you😍❤️.”
Booth, who had previously run for Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s heart on season 22 of The BachelorMock proposed to her in April, two months after her father’s death. During a ceremony, the engineer lowered her head to one knee. Bachelor Live on StageAtlanta. “Love you girl, can’t wait to do life with you,” Mock wrote via Instagram at the time.
The Arkansas native showed off her engagement ring in a celebratory post of her own, writing, “Never been more shocked or sure in my life💍 I love you so much Tay, my FIANCÉ!!!”
The duo went public with their romance in October 2021 following Booth’s stint on season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise. “He came into my life during the most difficult season I’ve ever faced and hasn’t wavered. I’ve tried to push him away more times than I can count, but he’s stuck through it all,” the physiotherapist captioned a selfie with her beau earlier this year. “Maybe once we’re on the other side of it I’ll write a book to explain, but for now here’s some genuine soft smiles. ILY Tay.”