The Challenge's Zach Nichols and Jenna Compono Welcome First Baby

After Jenna Compono announced she was pregnant on Valentine's Day, The Challenge star and husband Zach Nichols officially welcomed a baby.

By Mike Vulpo Sep 03, 2021 10:44 PMTags
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Welcome to the challenge—and joy—of parenthood, Jenna Compono and Zach Nichols.

The Challenge stars have welcomed a baby into the world. On Friday, Sept. 3, Zach confirmed the little one's arrival by sharing a photo holding their hand to Instagram Story.

Jenna later told E! News exclusively, "Zach got to see him before me while he held my leg and watched him come out! But when he was put on my chest and we both got to see him it was amazing. WE made this adorable little life. It's truly the best feeling ever. We haven't put him down once yet. we are completely obsessed."

"There is nothing that Jenna has done thus far in motherhood that hasn't impressed me," Zach added. "She made pregnancy look easy. She barely skipped a beat. Watching her go into labor, and then deliver our son was the most impressive things I'll ever witness, and the happiest moment of my life."

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He continued, "But if you were to ask me in August of 2014 if I thought that hot blonde I met in Panama with the delicious bum would one day be the one to make me a dad,  I would've laughed in your face. But here we are with this amazing life and beautiful baby boy."

The news comes after the couple announced on Valentine's Day that they were expecting their first child.  

"After our wedding was postponed, we decided to start the next chapter of our lives," Jenna shared on Instagram back in February. "It really wasn't a hard decision for us, we were both super excited and ready. Luckily, we were fortunate enough to get pregnant on our first try and have had zero complications regarding my first trimester. We are truly blessed and we can't wait to meet our little one in August." 

Soon after the announcement, Zach told E! News why his wife will make an excellent mother.

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"She's always had a way with kids. They love her so I know she'll be a natural," he explained. "She's been an absolute trooper through the pregnancy and I'm so proud and impressed. It's a beautiful thing to be a part of. I'm also excited for our kid's friends to tell them their mom's a total MILF, because I think we can all agree that Jenna's gonna be a really hot mom."  

Fans first watched Zach and Jenna fall in love back in 2014 when they appeared on MTV's Battle of the Exes II. Despite a brief split during The Challenge Rivals III, they mended fences during Invasion of the Champions.

"I always kinda knew she was the one. I just knew I wasn't mature enough when we first met," Zach previously shared with E! News after proposing just before Christmas 2019. "[I admire] her ability to put everyone else's needs above her own. She's patient with me too, very patient. And keeps my life in order."

One month after announcing they were expecting, Jenna and Zach got married in an intimate wedding ceremony in Michigan. They then spent the next few months preparing for their special arrival. 

"I'm excited to see Zach as a father because he's already a great fiancé, uncle, brother and friend. I can only imagine how great of a dad he will be," Jenna previously told E! News. "It's going to be funny to see such a big guy be a complete mush over this baby." 

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