Big Brother couple Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas had an immediate connection when the entered the house. Once they got to know one another everything else was history. Which they ended up making – well, BB history that is. The two have created an adorable family together and seem to be enjoying every minute of it.
Big Brother: Rachel Reilly & Brendon Villegas – Love at First Sight
It all started with a shared love of science. Brendon Villegas was getting his Master’s in Physical Science. And we all know Rachel Reilly is a chemist as she constantly reminded everyone in the Big Brother house. Yet, after hearing each other speak about science that was it from there.
Their showmance quickly became the number one target for the rest of the house. So, they were thrown on the block together in the fifth week. Where Rachel Reilly was seen as the bigger threat and sent home, but that wasn’t the end of the couple fans dubbed ‘Brenchel.’
Setting Record as First Showmance Married
Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly made Big Brother history when they decided to get married in 2012. The two were engaged after knowing each other for less than a year. They are the first showmance to get married from the Big Brother franchise. Closely followed by Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, but because they were breaking records they had to do it up big.
Rachel actually arrived via helicopter on top of the AT&T tower in Los Angeles. Then, the two said their vows and tied the knot while the sun set behind them. Also, the We Network aired their wedding as part of a holiday special.
Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly Announce Baby ‘Brenchel’
It wouldn’t be a Brenchel pregnancy announcement if they didn’t do it where it all started. Brendon Villegas and wife Rachel Reilly returned to Big Brother 17 to share the news that they were expecting their first child! Rachel told Julie Chen, “now no one comes between my man…except for a Brenchel baby!”
On April 8, 2016 Brendon and Rachel welcomed a baby girl into the world. They named her Aurora Borealis Villegas and she is the first Big Brother baby born from the franchise.
Branching Out From Big Brother
Big Brother was not the end of reality television for Rachel Reilly and husband Brendon Villegas. After Rachel won it all on season 13 they made the jump to The Amazing Race where it tested their relationship. They competed on the show twice and made it to the final leg each time. And Brenchel also appeared on Celebrity Fear Factor as a duo. Alongside other BB alums Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance and Caleb Reynolds.
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