Well, this is a surprising announcement! Love Is Blind alum Bartise Bowden is a dad!
The reality star took to Instagram on Friday to announce that he recently welcomed a baby boy. Alongside several pictures and a video of him holding his newborn son, Bartise wrote:
“Might’ve been the villain on tv, but I’m gonna be the hero for him. Instagram, meet my little man. #bigfella.”
It is unclear who the mom is or if the Netflix personality is in a relationship at this time. However, one of the videos he posted on the ‘gram did reveal that the little guy goes by Aiden. Showing a clip of the two watching a golf tournament on the TV, Bartise can be heard saying:
“Ready to see your first ever Tiger Woods golf shot? Look at that. Look at that. Let’s see if he watches. I used to do this with my dad. There it goes. There it goes. There goes Tiger. Masters weekend. Say hi, Aiden. Yeah, he’s interested. He’s got the green on and everything.”
The 27-year-old later hopped on Instagram Stories to share some more sweet moments with his son, including one of him snuggling with him and saying:
“Say what’s up buddy. Yeah, we went from zaddy on the screen to daddy in real life. He just spit up all over us. Did you do that? Who did that? Yeah, you wanna hide? He’s a little camera shy just like his daddy is.”
Aww! You can ch-ch-check out the baby announcements (below):
As fans know, Bartise previously appeared in season three of Love Is Blind during which he got engaged to Nancy Rodriguez in the pods. However, the pair ended up breaking up after he said no at the altar. He later appeared on another dating show on Netflix called Perfect Match. He dated several women in the series before choosing to continue a relationship with Izzy Fairthorne in the finale. While the two have not confirmed where they stand since the show aired, People reported back in March that they were no longer a couple.
Following the announcement, several of his fellow Perfect Match and Love Is Blind alums congratulated Bartise on this new chapter in his life. Shayne Jansen wrote:
“Congrats big fella!! Youre going to be a great father and know you have a great support group behind you.”
Joey Sasso said:
“I’m so happy for you bro. You are going to be a great father. I love this for you so much. Can’t wait to meet the lil big fella.”
Kariselle Snow expressed:
“Bartise being the first dad after Perfect Match was not on my bingo card.”
Lolz! It definitely wasn’t on our bingo cards too! Reactions, Perezious readers? Let us know in the comments below. Also, congrats to Bartise on his baby boy!
[Image via Netflix/YouTube, Bartise Bowden/Instagram]