'Survivor' and 'Big Brother' alum Caleb Reynolds expecting first child with wife Ashley Jay Reynolds
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/19/2017
Survivor and Big Brother alum Caleb Reynolds has revealed his wife Ashley Jay Reynolds is pregnant with the couple's first child together and they are "super excited."
Caleb announced the big news on Twitter by sharing a family photo that included Ashley's six-year-old daughter Kylie from a previous relationship.
"#beastmodedaddy we are having a baby!!!!!" Caleb, 29, tweeted April 15, referencing his nickname on Big Brother's 16th season.
Caleb posted a different picture on Instagram Tuesday night in which he's pointing at his wife's belly. (A baby bump is not visible yet). He asked fans for girl and boy name suggestions.
The Survivor: Game Changers castaway -- who was eliminated from the game at the season's third Tribal Council session on Night 9 -- married Ashley in May 2016.
"I'm pushing 30, and this is one of the most amazing things ever," Caleb told Us Weekly of having a baby on the way. "Being raised with high morals and standards, like waiting until marriage, Ashley and I feel like we just did everything right. It was really exciting to tell my family, especially my mom, who will be a grandma soon!"
While Caleb loves being a stepdad to Kylie, he said he's "super stoked" to have a biological son or daughter.
"To have a child of my own, [I'll] feel so blessed. When it happens, you just think about all the other moms and dads out there that try for years and years, and again, we're just so blessed. God is so good to us, and we're just praying for a healthy baby," Caleb explained.
When Caleb and Ashley shared the big news with Kylie, she reportedly jumped up and down, screaming with excitement.
"There's going to be a big age gap, but that'll be great for us since she can help. We know she'll want to hold the baby and feed them the bottle. Today when we picked her up from school, she told us she told all of her friends and teachers," Caleb told Us.
"For the past six years, she was alone, and the fact that she gets a sibling is so exciting for her. She'll have someone to play with and grow up with, and she knows that's a big deal. I had three brothers growing up, and I have no idea what I would have done if I was alone. She's already thinking of baby names and trying to take control of the entire situation."
Ashley also revealed to the magazine that she feels great so far in her pregnancy.
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"Right now my energy is high, excitement is high and I had no adverse side effects. I'm super stoked to go down this new path with Caleb," Ashley explained. "We're bringing a child into this world in a strong and healthy marriage, which is a whole new level of security for me."
And it's apparent Caleb and Ashley's new little bundle of joy will be extremely loved when he or she arrives.
"We have an amazing stronghold on both sides of the family and everyone is just so happy," Caleb noted. "We get to hear the heartbeat soon and I'm so ready for this journey!"
Before appearing on Survivor: Game Changers this year, Caleb competed on Season 32 of the franchise, Survivor: Kaoh Rong -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty, but was medically evacuated before the merge. On Big Brother's sixteenth edition, Caleb finished in fourth place after his alliance turned on him.