After announcing that she’s pregnant, The Ultimatum star Madlyn Ballatori has revealed the due date of her first child with Colby Kissinger.
After announcing her pregnancy, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On star Madlyn Ballatori has revealed when she’ll welcome her first child. Madlyn entered the Netflix series after she was given an ultimatum by then-boyfriend Colby Kissinger. Earlier this week, Madlyn was spotted with a ring on her finger. And sure enough, the couple got married in the season finale.
While appearing on the buzzworthy hit show, Madlyn and Colby’s year-and-a-half-long relationship appeared to be on shaky ground. The blonde admitted her boyfriend annoyed her, even making fun of his signature cowboy hat. She also frequently gushed that trial-marriage partner Randall Griffin was the perfect man, even to his girlfriend Shanique Imari. And when she and Colby were reunited after three weeks, they fought over him texting other women. Considering all the drama between the pair, many fans were shocked to find out Madlyn and Colby ended up together, let alone as husband and wife. And viewers were even more surprised by the news they were going to be parents.
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On Wednesday, April 13th, after the finale premiered on Netflix, Madlyn shared a video montage of her journey with Colby on her Instagram page. It included many images of what their nearly one-year-long marriage looked like. As it turns out, she and Colby will be welcoming their bundle of joy very soon. In her Instagram caption, Madlyn wrote that their baby would be born in three weeks. She also revealed that it would be a baby girl. E! News posted an interview with the future parents that revealed more details. “We’re having a baby, we’re taking on life together,” Madlyn commented, adding, “We couldn’t be happier.”
Explaining the timeline, the Ultimatum season 1 cast member revealed that she and Colby found out they’d be parents three months after they wrapped filming. “The show ended in May,” she said, “And I got pregnant in August.” Madlyn also revealed that they had a baby shower, and one of their co-stars attended, though she didn’t say who. Elsewhere in the interview, Madlyn emphasized their relationship’s improvement after the show and ahead of their daughter’s arrival. “Once we got out of that hot, crazy chaos of a situation,” she explained, “we’re able to communicate, open, honest and [be] understanding of each other on a totally different level.”
On the Austin, Texas-set Netflix series, Madlyn’s friends and family were not exactly supportive of Colby. Like Madlyn herself, they appeared far more enamored with Randall. However, the expectant mother revealed that things have changed since the wedding. “They just understood me to a level and trusted me that when I made my decision, they were behind me 100 percent,” she said. Judging by her Instagram caption, the pair are now in newlywed bliss. Calling their marriage “the most incredible year of my life,” and her “greatest gift,” Madlyn praised Colby as “such a passionate, loving, strong partner.” She added that both she and their unborn daughter were “so lucky to be loved by you,” signing off the social media tribute, “your girls.”
The Nick and Vanessa Lachey-hosted show raised many eyebrows with it’s premise. However, in the case of Madlyn and Colby, the social experiment has appeared to be a success. The Lacheys also host another Netflix social experiment relationship series, Love Is Blind. Like Ultimatum, that show has produced happy marriages despite the odds. Love Is Blind was such a hit for Netflix, the streaming service produced spin-offs set in Brazil and Japan. Fans will have to wait and see if spin-offs will also come out of the incredible success of The Ultimatum.
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Source: Madlyn Ballatori/Instagram, E! News
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