Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk’s Relationship Timeline
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The couple met in 2017 while filming season 4 of BiP, and though their love lasted through the finale, Gottschalk pointedly did not propose on the show. At the time they were living in different cities and felt they needed more time together for their relationship to grow. “He promised me a really big ring!” Gates joked shortly after the finale aired, adding that they didn’t feel “any pressure” from producers to get engaged during the episode.
Just under two years later, they announced their engagement via Instagram and in the long run-up to the wedding — they postponed their nuptials multiple times amid the coronavirus pandemic — the pair had plenty of time to think about the next step: children. “I have baby fever, but Adam has extreme baby fever,” Gates exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2020, noting that it would be “totally fine” if they got pregnant by accident. “He is ready.”
The couple finally tied the knot in April 2021 before announcing the following July that they were expecting their first baby. Son Gates, whose moniker is inspired by his mother’s maiden name, arrived in January 2022. He became a big brother one year later in July 2023.
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The couple took a lengthy vacation to Thailand in fall 2018 and shared tons of the photos from the trip on social media. « Hi from Bangkok, » Gates captioned one snap. « Adam’s smiling because I’m finally used to the time change being 12 hours ahead & I’m not so jet lagged. He had been calling me his ‘little demon’ but today I got the name of ‘my sweetness.' »
During an appearance on Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s « Off the Vine » podcast, Gates spoke candidly about her time with Gottschalk in the fantasy suite, saying that she had a « mind-blowing » experience with her future fiancé. « When I was on [BiP], he would take me into the ocean and say some dirty s—t to me, » she recalled. « We get into the fantasy suite and he did the damn thing. That’s when I was pretty damn sure. »
« We’re definitely working on a family. Hopefully, sooner than later, that would be great, » the couple told Us exclusively two months after they exchanged vows, joking that they both have « major baby fever. » At the time, Gates noted that they’d discussed having « two or three » children.
Gates marked the 4th anniversary of leaving the BiP beach with her now-husband, showing off a special painted version of a photo taken on their wedding day. « In our vows I promised to always hold your hand. But gosh, what bliss it is to have the privilege of holding your hand in this life time, » she gushed via Instagram.
Gottschalk announced their baby boy’s birth via Instagram Stories, writing, “Little man made it. Had an emergency C-section after pushing for about an hour and a half. Mom and baby are doing very well.”
« We have done every sort of therapy you can think of. Not because we needed it. We did it preventatively, » Gates said during an appearance on the « Click Bait With Bachelor Nation » podcast. « We come from two different backgrounds. We’re two different religions. He’s from California. He was raised differently. I’m from the South. I was raised with just my momma, and he was raised with a whole crew of people. »
The reality star said hashing out their differences with a counselor has been the key to their relationship’s success. « We knew we had major differences on those kinds of things, so we had pre-marital counseling, » she added. « We had counseling before we had children. We had inter-faith counseling. … We did, like, getting ready for a family counseling. So, we did all of that and worked it out. »
The duo celebrated Bachelor Nation’s Madison Prewett at her Texas wedding.
The two announced that they are expecting their second child. « Baby #2 due in July! Any tips on two under 2? 👶🏼👶🏼 Pray for us!… especially Adam 🤣🤣, » Gates shared via Instagram.
The pregnant star jetted off to Italy with her husband for their official babymoon — and didn’t bring their son. “Summers in Lake Como are a must📍 We try to do 1 big trip a year for the both of us to not only get away from work but to also connect as a couple,” the real estate agent wrote via social media after returning home. “Our little baby moon before #2 comes 😅 & Such a beautiful place and beautiful lady to explore with.”
Their second baby was born on July 23. “Just finished watching my first C-section. Honestly not as bad as I thought it would be,” Gottschalk wrote via Instagram Story that morning, alongside a photo of the infant’s footprints. “Mom & baby are doing VERY good.”