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‘Bachelor’ favorite Bekah Martinez welcomes baby girl

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Bachelor Nation just got bigger. 

“The Bachelor” favorite Bekah Martinez, 23, welcomed her first child with boyfriend Grayston Leonard, who took to Instagram Monday night to introduce their bouncing baby girl to the world. 

“#NoPicturesPlease,” he captioned two images of the newborn sleeping on her mother’s chest and hiding her face with tiny, gray mittens. He didn’t reveal their daughter’s name.

Martinez, who waited until the baby’s birth to learn the gender, announced her pregnancy back in September: “I was just in such a state of shock when I found out. … I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening.'”

Related: ‘Bachelor’ fan-favorite Bekah Martinez announces pregnancy

In the six-minute announcement video, Martinez revealed that her pregnancy was the real reason she didn’t make an appearance on the summer spinoff show “Bachelor in Paradise.” 

“I’ve wanted to be a mom my whole life,” she said in the video. “This is what I’ve always wanted, and I don’t care what the circumstances are – this is gonna work. And that’s how I felt from the start.”

Martinez went public with her relationship with Leonard on Instagram last July after months of dating. 

She appeared on Arie Luyendyk’s season of “The Bachelor” last year. He is also expecting a baby with wife Lauren Burnham.

Related: ‘Bachelor’ star Arie Luyendyk Jr. marries Lauren Burnham in Maui ceremony. Next up: Baby

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