DeAnna Pappas, Stephen Stagliano

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DeAnna Pappas ultimately looked for love in exactly the right place.

And now the onetime Bachelorette star is expecting her first child with husband Stephen Stagliano.

"We are so thrilled to finally have the news out! Baby on the way!!!!" Pappas tweeted along with a profile pic of her body that showed off her already prominent baby bump.

"Oh yeah!!! Gonna be a daddy...Yeah. my wife @DeAnnaPappas is even more beautiful pregnant!" Stagliano chimed in, after which he and the missus were flooded with congratulatory tweets, including one from Ali Fedotowsky.

"Just saw your announcement. Amazing!" Pappas' fellow former Bachelorette tweeted tonight.

Pappas also quoted congrats from former Bachelor Jason Mesnick and asked for some tips in return: "@jason_mesnick: So happy for @DeAnnaPappas @StephenStag" thanks buddy! Let the parenting advice begin!!"

DeAnna Pappas, Twitter


She and Stagliano (brother of former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano) tied the knot on Oct. 22, 2011, in Georgia. Her big premarital bash in Las Vegas was featured on an episode of Oxygen's My Bachelorette Party.

Pappas was briefly engaged to Jesse Csincsak after accepting his proposal at the end of the fourth season of The Bachelorette. They broke up in 2009 and, just a few months later, she met her future husband at the season-five taping of The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special.

The expectant mom told People, which first reported the pregnancy news, that her and Stagliano's first child is due Feb. 8—four days after her hubby's birthday.

"I told him all he's getting for his birthday this year is a baby!" Pappas joked.

Congratulations to the parents-to-be!

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