Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger share huge news with 'The Ultimatum' fans

Did you see this coming? Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger pretty much blew our minds

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 1. (L to R) Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger in episode 9 of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 1.
(Image credit: Netflix © 2022)

*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*

Surprise! Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger have a little announcement to make. 

The Ultimatum reunion just hit Netflix, and naturally, everyone is dying to know what's next for the season 1 couples. Who parted ways? Who is sticking out? Who's having a baby?

Wait...what?!

Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger news

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 1. (L to R) Colby Kissinger and Madlyn Ballatori in episode 10 of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 1.

(Image credit: Adam Rose/Netflix © 2022)

Although we were constantly asking "Is April from The Ultimatum pregnant," it turns out her peer was the one with a bun in the oven. 

Ballatori took to Instagram on April 13—which coincides with the season finale—to tell fans she and Kissinger are having a baby...in three weeks. Talk about an efficient update! 

"Here’s to my husband- thank you for the most incredible year of my life," she wrote alongside a video. "Being married to you and starting our family has been the greatest gift."

The two are about to welcome a little girl into their lives.

Even Netflix decided to tease the news on Instagram, which immediately got fans hyped for spoilers.

"the silver chalices are taking a new form 🍼 Who do you think this belongs to?" the post read. 

Ahead of The Ultimatum, Netflix's most buzz-worthy show at the moment, the two had been dating for a year-and-a-half, and Colby was the one who issued the ultimatum

As bizarre as the show might be, the unorthodox premise ultimately drove these two closer together. 

"Turns out it's a lot easier for us when we're not like sleeping in beds with other people, our relationship runs a lot smoother," Ballatori told E! News. "But it was just a really weird situation, and it was just the transparency that was missing there and a little bit of respect."

Now that this reveal has made its way to all corners of the internet, curious fans began to wonder if Madlyn conceived during the production of the show, given the timeline. Of course, the reality star took to social media to address everyone's suspicions. 

On April 17, she wrote on Instagram stories: “For clarity, Colby and I were married 5.13.2021 and will have our baby in the next two weeks. A.K.A. not pregnant during filming.”

She also decided to give the world a sneak peek at her maternity shoot. 

In a lengthy post alongside the professionally-done images, she wrote: "This pregnancy has completely transformed me. Not only physically as I’ve completely shape-shifted…. but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally as well. It has grown an even deeper love than I knew possible with my partner as well as an incredible innate connection with my body and my daughter inside me."

Now that The Ultimatum season 2 has been confirmed, we're anxious to see what will unfold next. Until then, cheers to the parents-to-be!

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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