Bachelor nation produces cute couples -- and cute babies!
Season five Bachelorette runner-up, Kiptyn Locke, welcomed a baby boy named Koltyn Murphy Locke on July 16.
The Southern California businessman, who romanced Bachelorette Jillian Harris, also appeared on the Bachelor Pad and dated fellow contestant, Tenley Molzahn, on and off for a few years before settling down and starting a family with girlfriend Samm Murphy.
The proud father shared his love for his new son on Facebook, already calling Koltyn his "mini me." Locke penned a lengthy but heartwarming note to go with the photo collage. "Little man is just cruising through his first week of life," he wrote. "Hours in my arms or sleeping in my lap and I'm freaking myself out on how long I can just stare at him. So many unknowns in this experience and journey. I'm feeling beyond lucky that he is healthy and loves his Dad and his Mom so much. Can't wait for the adventures ahead."
He also wrote a sweet note to baby Koltyn on Instagram. "Above all else, I promise you love, unconditional love each and every day until I take my last breath," he captioned the pic. "Welcome to the world, son."
My Promise I promise to be there for you, always. To put you first, support you and be someone you can count on – no matter the situation, time or place – I’ll be there for you. I promise to live my life in a way that gives you an example of a good man and positive role model. I will teach you to respect, appreciate and love a woman. To open doors, take your first bite second, and be a source of strength, security and caring. I will share with you the importance of passion in all aspects of life: sport, relationships, work, your personal interests and beyond as you show up to each and every day. And when you find your passion I will support you, encourage you and stand behind you no matter where you find it. Your happiness will always be enough to make me happy. You will never be alone in this world. I promise to show you how looking out for those around you, whether best friends or strangers, makes our world a better place. I’ll teach you to never underestimate the value of humor, never compromise your principles, and always remember the importance of family, friends, loyalty, integrity and character. I promise to introduce you to many of this big world’s greatest treasures and then encourage you as you forge your own path and become your own man. Above all else, I promise you love, unconditional love each and every day until I take my last breath. Welcome to the world, son. Dad <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>> Happy Birthday Koltyn Murphy Locke 07/16/2015
Locke and Murphy met last year and announced that they were expecting in March. "I've always looked forward to being a dad," he told Us Weekly. "It's something I've been so excited about."
Congratulations to the new parents!
This year's season of Bachelorette is going quite different than Locke’s days on the reality show. See what host Chris Harrison has to say about Kaitlyn Bristowe before Monday's finale: