"Below Deck Sailing Yacht" star Alli Dore and her boyfriend Benny Thompson are expecting their first child together.
The reality TV personality, who was friends with Thompson for several years before they began dating recently, revealed the news Monday on social media.
"So excited for this new adventure with you and our little ocean baby @bennithompson xx," she captioned photos showing off her baby bump.
Thompson shared the news in an Instagram post featuring the same photos.
"Pregnant?! So proud of you, you’re going to be the most amazing mumma. Couldn’t be more excited for the epic journey we’ve begun," he wrote.
Dore’s celebrity friends and co-star could not hold back their excitement.
"YYAAAYYY CONGRATULATIONS…Lilly can’t wait to meet her new friend," replied Dani Soares. "You 2 are gonna be amazing parents cause you are 2 amazing humans."
"My heart is filled with joy knowing that you deserve nothing but the greatest of love," added chef Natasha De Bourg. "That tiny little bud will have the most amazing mom on the world so full of life and love …"
The news comes days after Dore announced during a question and answer session on Instagram with fans that she and Thompson would be moving in together. When asked if she had a boyfriend, Dore responded, "I do! The love of my life, my angel boy. We're currently moving into our new house together. We're both so excited! He's got a heart of gold and treats me like a precious jewel[.] I'm really lucky," according to Bravo.
During the session, Dore also opened up about how their relationship began.
"We've actually been friends for 12 years," she explained. "When I got back to Australia, I flew up to where he lives to hang out with him and some friends. We have so much fun together and the timing was right."
Dore further spoke about how things between her and Thompson had progressed in a recent interview with E! News.
"Fundamentally, we are just such a perfect fit for each other,” she said. “So, I’m really excited for our future together. We’re very serious. We’re just about to move in together. … [I’ve] never been loved like this.”
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