FORMER Warracknabeal resident Mary Viturino is expecting a baby with her partner, Connor Canning.
The couple met on the most recent series of Bachelor in Paradise, which aired in the middle of this year.
Both took to Instagram to share their news.
"I know I haven't been active lately, so I'm happy to finally be able to share the news that @conorjcanning and I are having a baby next year," Ms Viturino wrote.
"We can't wait for the newest member of our little family," Mr Canning wrote. "@maryviturino18 and I are over the moon and Chanel (Mary's six-year-old daughter) is very excited to be a big sister."
The trio soon to be a quartet, now live in Hobart where Mr Canning works as a real estate agent.
Earlier this year, Ms Viturino explained how she loved being a part of reality TV. but was hoping to fall in love.
Ms Viturino appeared on the seventh season of The Bachelor Australia in 2019 with Bachelor Matt Agnew but was eliminated in episode 10.
During the COVID-19 pandemic Ms Viturino homeschooled Chanel and worked as a chef at a cafe in Warracknabeal, Victoria.