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'Bachelor' alum Bekah Martinez welcomes first child

Posted February 5, 2019 11:37 a.m. EST

— Former "Bachelor" contestant Bekah Martinez is a mom.

Martinez and her boyfriend, Grayston Leonard, recently welcomed their first child, whose name and sex they have not shared publicly.

Leonard posted photos of the baby on Instagram Monday with the note, #nopicturesplease.

People reported the baby is a girl, born Saturday, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Martinez told Pure Wow last year that she and Leonard had been just three months into their relationship when she discovered she was pregnant.

"I was in disbelief and thought, 'Is this really happening?'" Martinez said. "I immediately called Grayston and then went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more pregnancy tests. They, of course, were both positive."

Martinez rose to fame last year when, while vying for the heart of race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Season 22 of the reality series, Martinez was also on a list of missing persons list in Humboldt County, California.

Bekah Martinez of 'The Bachelor' explains being 'missing'

Martinez explained what happened on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

"First of all, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother, saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on 'The Bachelor,' but no, I had already been eliminated from the show," she said.

"I just decided to go to the mountains with my friends for a couple weeks, and I was there for six or seven days without phone service," she said. "I thought I was going to have phone service, and I told my mother that I would."