Bachelor in Paradise couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert welcomed their second child on Tuesday, but it certainly didn’t go as planned as the birth happened in one of the last places you’d expect!
In fact, Roper revealed on Instagram that she was forced to give birth to their baby boy at home, as they didn’t have enough time to get to the hospital. The 32-year-old shared the shocking news on Instagram with an incredible photo immediately following the birth.
“I accidentally gave birth at home last night, in our master closet. I’ve been still processing the shock of this all, as this was not all at what I had planned, but I am so so thankful for each person who helped bring our son into the world safely,” she captioned the photo.
“I’ll share my whole birth story soon, but long story short, my water broke and 75 minutes later I gave birth to our healthy baby boy while clutching a bench in our closet. It was one of the scariest moments of my life because I felt so out of control, but Tanner, Tanner’s mom, my mom and the medics and firefighters kept me going when I felt like the world was caving in on me and my unborn baby.”
She added, “I was going to share the happy, cute Instagrammable pics first, but this felt right to me. So incredibly grateful for the support system we had and for this beautiful boy I get to hold in my arms.”
Tolbert also shared a photo on Instagram, writing, “We are officially a family of 4! Baby boy threw us for a curveball last night… but him and his mom are healthy and all is well… now we just have to pick a name.”
Tolbert and Roper tied the knot in 2016 after falling in love on Bachelor in Paradise and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Emerson Avery, in August 2017.