The Challenge alums Jenna Compono and fiancé Zach Nichols welcome first child together
Jenna Compono and fiancé Zach Nichols have a new – and exciting – challenge on their hands as first-time parents.
The Challenge alums announced the arrival of their baby boy when Nichols shared a close-up photo on his Instagram Story on Friday, September 2, of himself holding his newborn’s tiny forearm and hand.
The reality competition stars, who were engaged in 2019 but postponed their wedding due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both gave their social media fans and followers a heads up on his pending arrival in posts on Instagram and Twitter.
New parents: Jenna Compono, 28, and fiancé Zach Nichols, 34, welcomed their first child together, a boy
Neither of the two shared any details about the birth, including their son’s name or exact birthday, but they had previously revealed Compono was past her due date.
On Thursday, the new dad confirmed they’d soon be headed to the hospital to become a family of three. ‘Last day of just us!’ he captioned a photo of the couple when they attended a wedding when Compono was 38 weeks pregnant.’
‘Tomorrow Jenna gets induced!’
The then excited mother-to-be shared on Instagram that ‘it has been a crazy journey and a long 41 weeks,’ and that ‘tomorrow [Friday] is the day.’
She also took to Twitter and posted: ‘Having a baby tomorrow… wild’.
Welcome to the world: The couple announced the arrival of their son when Nichols shared a photo on his Instagram Story on Friday, September 2, of himself holding his newborn’s tiny forearm and hand
The couple announced they were expecting their first child on Valentine’s Day, February 14, which was one day after their postponed wedding was supposed to take place.
‘Happy Valentine’s Day! I gave Jenna some lovin’, and she’s giving me a family,’ the Michigan native, 34, gushed before adding, ‘I have never been this excited. August couldn’t come soon enough … because that is when Jenna will officially be a milf.’
When announcing the baby news, Compono wrote on Instagram: ‘Happy Valentine’s Day! Zach & I are expecting our first baby. After our wedding was postponed, we decided to start the next chapter of our lives. It really wasn’t a hard decision for us, we were both super excited and ready.’
Bundle of joy: The new mom had shared that the previous 41 weeks had been a ‘crazy journey’
Pending birth: Nichols took to Instagram on Thursday and shared, ‘Last day of just us! Tomorrow Jenna gets induced !’; they couple are pictured at the last wedding they attended with Compono was 38 weeks pregnant
She too shared how they ‘can’t wait to meet our little one in August.’
They would go on to reveal that they were expecting a son in March.
The pair, who are also The Real World alums, met while shooting MTV’s Battle of the Exes II back in 2014.
They would eventually get engaged when Nichols popped the question when they visited New York City’s famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in December 2019.
‘I was so surprised! We went to see the tree every year since we met and a lot of memories have happened in New York City. I was so surprised and it was so sincere and sweet. I couldn’t be happier,’ Compono told told E! News at the time.
Real world: Compono and Nichols have been giving updates on the pregnancy on social media
Reality stars’ reality: The pair, who are also The Real World alums, met while shooting MTV’s Battle of the Exes II back in 2014; they dated on and off for several years