From Showmances to Strollers: 'Big Brother' Couples Embrace Parenthood!

Shannon Raphael - Author

Jan. 18 2024, Updated 12:14 p.m. ET

'Big Brother' logo and host Julie Chen Moonves.
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Over the years, Big Brother has given viewers intense drama, epic backstabbing moments, and friendships that can turn on a dime. While there have also been a lot of showmances on the CBS reality series since it debuted in 2000, a few Big Brother couples have managed to make their relationships work when the cameras are no longer rolling.

Beyond just engagements and weddings, there's been a baby boom among the show's alumni!

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From Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas (#Brenchel) to the surprise pregnancy announcement from Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo, we've put together a list of the most noteworthy houseguests who've expanded their families after that initial Big Brother rendezvous.

Curious to know who's on the baby-making list and what their relationship statuses are now? Keep scrolling because we've got the scoop on Big Brother couples turned proud parents!

Bayleigh Dayton and Chris "Swaggy C" Williams

Big Brother lovebirds Bayleigh Dayton and Swaggy C's journey is a whirlwind of surprises! The two met on Season 20, got engaged during the live finale, and opened up about a tough moment — a miscarriage.

The duo secretly tied the knot on Swaggy's 24th birthday on Feb. 17, 2019; on New Year's Day 2020, the happy couple confirmed their marriage, flaunting wedding rings and making it official.

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Fast forward to May 2022, and the pair announced they were expecting their first child together. Their daughter, Alora Leigh, was born in September 2022. Bayleigh and Swaggy's second child, a son named Christopher Jordan Williams II, arrived on Jan. 14, 2024.

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Cody Nickson and Jessica Nickson (née Graf)

These lovebirds met during Season 19, and fans originally labeled their relationship as a classic showmance. Jessica and Cody proved the haters wrong, and they continued dating after the show. They competed on (and won) Season 30 of The Amazing Race together in 2018, and they announced their engagement as the season was airing.

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By September 2018, Cody and Jessica shared that they were expecting their first child together (Cody has a daughter from a past relationship.) They were married on Oct. 14, 2018, and welcomed a daughter, Maverick, in March 2019.

Their daughter, Carter York, was born on October 5, 2020. On July 16, 2022, Jess and Cody celebrated the birth of their third daughter, Atlas Ruby. Their fourth daughter, Gemma Noelle, arrived on Dec. 12, 2023.

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Nicole Franzel-Arroyo and Victor Arroyo

Nicole, who appeared on the show three times, and Victor, who was on once, first locked eyes during Season 18. Their relationship was platonic at first, but they started dating after their time on the reality show. Their romance surprised some fans, as Nicole was in a showmance with Corey Brooks and briefly dated him after the Season 18 finale.

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Like multiple other couples on this list, Victor and Nicole also appeared as a team on The Amazing Race, and they announced their engagement in 2019. The two tied the knot on March 16, 2021, after postponing the wedding three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their son Victor "Arrow" Arroyo IV was born in July 2021.

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Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly Villegas

Rachel and Brendon are one of the O.G. Big Brother couples, and they appeared in two seasons of the competition series together. The two also appeared on two seasons of The Amazing Race together; they placed third both times, and Rachel subsequently went on the show for a third time with her sister, Elissa Slater.

After getting married in September 2012, Brandon and Rachel welcomed their first child, a daughter named Adora, in April 2016. Their son, Adler, arrived in November of 2020.

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Dominic Briones and Daniele Briones (née Donato)

Sparks flew between Daniele and Dominic in Season 13 of Big Brother. They announced their relationship in 2011 and swapped vows in 2013. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Tennessee Autumn, in August 2018. Fast forward to November 2021, and Daniele gave birth to their second daughter, Lux.

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Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder

After winning Big Brother 11, Jordan had more to celebrate than just her $500,000 prize money. She began dating co-star Jeff Schroeder in 2009, and the two moved to Los Angeles in 2012. In a move made for reality TV, Jeff proposed to Jordan in the backyard of the Big Brother house in 2014.

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Though they originally intended on getting married in the fall of 2016, they pushed their nuptials up to March of that year. Their first child, a son named Lawson Keith, was born in October 2016. Their second son, Layton Sarti, arrived in September 2018. The family now lives in Colorado.

Though most Big Brother competitors enter the house for money or fame, some do walk away with something that is arguably more valuable (and potentially longer-lasting): Love!

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