Challenge Jenna Compono and Zach Nichols to welcome baby girl
Jenna Compono and Zach Nichols of MTV's The Challenge announced the birth of their second child, Liliana Marie, on Dec. 27.
The Challenge stars Jenna Compono and Zach Nichols just welcomed their second child. Jenna and Zach began their on-and-off relationship after they met in "The Challenge: The Predecessors 2." Their relationship was initially short-lived as Zack's infidelity led to the pair breaking up. Jenna and Zach reunite after filming The Challenge: Invasion of Champions. Despite trust issues and other allegations of infidelity, Jenna and Zach tied the knot in March 2021. In September of that year, they welcomed their first child, Anthony.
Jenna and Zach recently announced the birth of their second child. Their baby girl, Liliana Marie, was born on Dec. 27, 2022 at 5:47 a.m., according to Jenna's Instagram post. Liliana weighs 7 lbs 4 oz and measures 20 inches long. Jenna and Zach posted about Anthony's announcement on Instagram, revealing that they are expecting baby number two in June 2022. Throughout Jenna's pregnancy, she posted numerous updates about her pregnancy, the nursery for the newborn, and the sex of the baby. ^Zach shared a carousel of photos of baby Liliana on his Instagram profile. One of the pictures appears to have been taken shortly after Liliana was born Lying on Jenna's chest, new dad Zach can be seen leaning over the mother and daughter. A second photo shows the new dad-of-two cradling his baby girl in the hospital, while the third is a close-up of the newborn in a festive red onesie, lying on a matching red blanket. Zach captioned the pictures very pointedly, writing: "Can't wait to show her future boyfriend my gun collection. Welcome Liliana Marie." While the overall tone of the comments section of Jenna's post was positive , but Zach's post wasn't that popular. Comments from Instagram users included, "As a mama bear, it's not cool to hold a gun to a kid's face, I don't think you want to deal with a mama bear after drawing a gun on her kid... the trend is stupid."
The Challenge star Zach Nichols' Baby Announcement Gets Mixed Reactions
Despite the negative public reaction to Zach's post, the announcement sparked excitement and love among Challenge cast members and fans alike. However, the negativity generated by Zach's mention of his gun collection was not surprising, as he has come under fire for his conservative political views in the past. fans call out zach His views on a COVID-19 vaccine, alleged support for former President Donald Trump, now appears to be his daughter's birth announcement.
While some fans defended Zach and pointed out that the comment was a rhetorical device intended to express his protective and loving nature, others pointed to Zach's past negative behavior towards women during the Challenge. Several people highlighted the irony of Zac having a daughter who one day needs to protect himself from a man like him. Despite mixed reviews from fans of The Challenge, Liliana's birth was a very happy moment for the growing family.
The Challenge airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.
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Sources: Jenna Compono/Instagram, Zach Nichols/Instagram