Former Bachelor in Paradise star Ashley Salter is officially a Mom! On Thursday, April 7 she gave birth to a baby boy with her fiancé, Austin Brannen by her side.
The couple’s son, Brooks Hartman Brannen weighed in a 7 pounds 2 oz. and is absolutely adorable! Shortly after his birth, Ashley shared a photo on Instagram that showed the family of three snuggling in her hospital bed.
A photo posted by Ashley Salter @clearwatervodka (@absalt) on Apr 7, 2016 at 8:15am PDT
Bachelor Nation was first introduced to Ashley on Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor. Remember the onion/pomegranate dilemma or the zombie paintball group date that was highlighted by Ashley rambling on about the Mesa Verde?
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 13, 2015
Her appearance on Bachelor in Paradise was equally entertaining. Who could blame her for enjoying the birds more than Dan Cox? He appeared to be a bit of a commitment-phobe anyway!
Ashley and Austin dated in college and they rekindled their romance after she finished filming Paradise last summer. The couple announced their engagement in September and a few months later she put wedding planning books aside and started planning a nursery in their new home.
A photo posted by Ashley Salter (@absalt) on Dec 15, 2015 at 7:34pm PST
In February, Ashley made an appearance on Jade and Tanner’s wedding special on ABC along with several other expectant “Bachelor” moms including Catherine Giudici Lowe, Ali Fedotowsky, Melissa Rycroft, Jillian Harris, Erica Rose, and DeAnna Stagliano who gave birth to her second child just a few weeks after The Bachelor at 20 aired.