The Bachelorette alum Blake Horstmann and Love Is Blind alum Giannina Gibelli, who already have a child together, have admitted they're in "no rush" to get married.

Giannina gave birth to son Heath Orion on March 29, but wedding bells are not ringing just yet.

When asked if there are any wedding plans, Giannina quipped, "I don't know! We just had a baby!"


Giannina and Blake talked about their future together during a recent appearance on "The Ben & Ashley I: Almost Famous Podcast," which is co-hosted by Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti.

"We're just worried about keeping the baby alive first, and then..." Blake joked.

Blake, however, noted how he wouldn't have gone Instagram official with Giannina had he not envisioned ending up with her or marrying her one day.

And the pair, who have been dating for about two-and-a-half years, are apparently committed to each other regardless. Blake even expressed how he viewed Giannina giving birth as a "sacred" thing.

"Now, she's not my girlfriend or whatever. She's the mother of my child," Blake gushed. "So, I look at her through a different lens now, and that happened pretty quick, too."

Blake also shared that he's ready to take on many responsibilities after seeing what Giannina "went through," both in her pregnancy and the delivery.

"It's like, 'I'll change a diaper. I saw how much you went through,'" Blake stated with a laugh.

"I'll change a diaper. I'll [do] whatever it is... I don't look at her like a girlfriend or even my [future] wife. It's just like, 'Oh my god, this is the mother of my child!' It's a very different feeling."

Blake went on to clarify that he and Giannina are just focused on parenting right now and are okay with putting a wedding on the back burner.

"It was like, 'Let's not put another thing on our [to-do list]. Let's just do that on our time,'" Blake explained of eventually tying the knot.

"We're going to do this on our time," he added, "because we felt like we want to make Heath a priority."


After Orion was born in March, Blake and Giannina wrote in a joint post on Instagram, "Everyone is home happy and healthy -- his pregnancy and birth were a dream come true. Our lives are brighter, fuller, and forever better. Thank you for all of the love and well wishes, Heath has so many people who love him. We're parents!"

Blake also commented on the post, "Best day of my life."

Giannina also called Heath his "father's twin" in an interview with Us Weekly.

"There are so many similarities it's adorable to see them light up in each other. As far as personality goes, he's an Aries like his mama so we'll see, he just might be the perfect mix of both of us," Giannina said.

Giannina added how she "enjoyed" giving birth and found it to be the "most empowering and most badass thing" she's ever done in her life.

In November, Blake and Giannina announced they were expecting their first child, and Blake also asked his girlfriend to move in with him in Denver that same month.

Blake and Giannina went Instagram official in early April 2022 while they were on a trip to Spain, several months after reports began to swirl about the couple dating.

Blake and Giannina -- who called Blake her "worst kept secret" -- had to keep their relationship, which began in late 2021, under wraps for a while because they had met on a Paramount+ reality show called All Star Shore, which filmed in December 2021 and didn't premiere until June 2022.

When a fan asked Giannina about Blake in March 2022, Giannina responded, "I can't officially post him [right now], because we did a project together that hasn't been announced yet," Page Six reported.

She added at the time, however, that she was "really happy to be sharing these moments" with Blake "in private."

And then in July 2022, Giannina told E! News that she was "definitely not uncomfortable talking about" getting engaged to Blake or spending the rest of her life with him."

She elaborated at the time, "I think the feeling's mutual and I would be the happiest person in the entire world, but no rush. Everything has its own time and needs to develop naturally, but honestly, I'm good. This is it. This is it for me."


Reports Blake -- who finished The Bachelorette's eleventh season starring Becca Kufrin as the runner-up and failed to find lasting love on Bachelor in Paradise -- and Giannina, who appeared on Love is Blind in 2020, were dating first surfaced in January 2022.

"They're taking things slow. But [they] seem really happy together," a source told People at the time.

Giannina got engaged to fellow Love Is Blind contestant Damian Powers on the show in 2020, but during the season finale, Damian reportedly admitted at the altar he couldn't go through with marrying her so soon.

The pair chose to stay together and continue dating, but then Giannina announced in August 2021 she and Damian had split.

"I am officially single. Me and Damian haven't been dating for a couple of months now," Giannina told Entertainment Tonight at the time.

As for Blake, his breakup with Becca on The Bachelorette finale in August 2018 was excruciating to watch considering Blake had said he was madly in love with the show's leading lady.

Blake was admittedly "blindsided" by Becca's decision to dump him because he appeared to be her frontrunner all season long.

"I truly thought that if it came down to me proposing, that she wouldn't say no," Blake told ET in 2018. "I thought what we had was real."

Blake added it was "incredibly hard" to get over his heartbreak at first.

After appearing on Becca's The Bachelorette season, Blake had flings with The Bachelor alums Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Kristina Schulman.

Blake then appeared on Bachelor in Paradise's sixth edition and came across like a playboy.

He was romantically interested in Hannah Godwin on the ABC spinoff, but she chose to pursue a relationship with Dylan Barbour instead.

Blake said on Instagram in Summer 2021 that he has no interest in appearing on the franchise again for the sake of his mental health because he believes the franchise "breeds toxicity and emotional abuse."

Blake led Bachelor Nation to believe he and Becca were getting back together in 2021, but Becca denied that was the case and chose to look for love on Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise that summer.

Becca is now happily married to her Paradise co-star and The Bachelorette 17 alum Thomas Jacobs, and they have one child together.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.