Controversial 'Bachelor' Star Welcomes First Child, Shares Sweet Photos

February 05, 2019Feb 05, 2019

Former Bachelor contestant Bekah Martinez is a mom! The reality star gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Grayston Leonard on Saturday, February 2.

According to PEOPLE, the couple had a baby girl in a natural water birth at the Natural Birth Center in Los Angeles. They have yet to name the baby girl, who was born 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Photographer Lauren Guilford captured photos of the birth. In one photo, Martinez is pictured in the tub holding her newborn with dad looking over her shoulder. 

Leonard posted his own photos to his personal page with the caption, “#nopicturesplease,” as the mitten-wearing newborn covers her face.

Martinez competed on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. The caught national attention for her short haircut and the 14 year age difference between her and Luyendyk. 

She also drew attention when it broke that she had been considered a missing person during her time on the Bachelor. She was considered a missing person in Humboldt County, CA.

Martinez announced her pregnancy in September via YouTube video. She waited until she was 20 weeks along to announce it because she wanted to keep her pregnancy out of the public eye for as long as possible. 

“It’s the one thing that I’ve known with certainty for so long. I’ve gone back and forth on the idea of marriage and relationships, but I’ve always felt sure that I want to be a mom,” she said at the time. 

She added, “I wanted time to process it between Gray and I and our family without all of the exterior noise chiming in.”

Since announcing, Martinez has been very open about her pregnancy. She revealed that she was relaxed in the days leading up to the delivery. 

“Mommy or mamí?” Martinez wrote on Instagram. “39 weeks + 5 days. I actually have super-human patience right now—I know my due date is Tuesday, but I am perfectly at peace with going a couple weeks more. I trust my baby and I trust my body. He or she will come when they’re fully ready for the journey earth-side.”

Congratulations to Martinez! May God bless her small family.

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