The Bates family, stars of Up TV's Bringing Up Bates have a lot of reason to celebrate as of late. Back in October, the family announced that they would be growing by one. Erin, the third of Gil and Kelly Jo Bates's 19 children, is expecting her third child.
Erin and her husband, Chad Paine, told People that they will be having a baby girl, and a name has already been picked out after they came across it in a book.
“We are overjoyed to be adding baby Everly Hope to our family this April,” Erin said. “She is already loved and adored so much. Our hands are full with two little ones-the giggles, slobbery kisses, and yes, the diapers! We know it will be quite an adventure, and we are definitely anticipating her arrival. We are grateful, so very grateful.”
Two months after Erin and Chad's happy news, her 21-year-old sister,Tori, tied the knot with her fiancé of three months, Bobby Smith.
The couple first met through a mutual friend in 2015, but didn't officially start their courtship until November 2016. Smith was attending college at the time, so their relationship was long-distance until he graduated and moved to Tennessee this year.
"We’ve been looking forward to this day for so long and it’s finally here — we’re engaged!" the couple told People back in September. "The day could not have been more magical, and the moments we shared will never be forgotten."
A few months after their engagement, the conservative couple got married in Knoxville, Tennessee, and shared their first ever kiss in front of 700 of their closest family and friends, including the Duggars.