He may not have won the heart of Jillian Harris in season 5 of The Bachelorette, but it seems things worked out his way in the end! Kiptyn Locke is now a father to a baby boy!
The 37-year-old revealed his happy news on Instagram, sharing snaps of little Koltyn, who he welcomed into the world with girlfriend Samm Murphy on July 16.
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My Promise I promise to be there for you, always. To put you first, support you and be someone you can count on – no matter the situation, time or place – I’ll be there for you. I promise to live my life in a way that gives you an example of a good man and positive role model. I will teach you to respect, appreciate and love a woman. To open doors, take your first bite second, and be a source of strength, security and caring. I will share with you the importance of passion in all aspects of life: sport, relationships, work, your personal interests and beyond as you show up to each and every day. And when you find your passion I will support you, encourage you and stand behind you no matter where you find it. Your happiness will always be enough to make me happy. You will never be alone in this world. I promise to show you how looking out for those around you, whether best friends or strangers, makes our world a better place. I’ll teach you to never underestimate the value of humor, never compromise your principles, and always remember the importance of family, friends, loyalty, integrity and character. I promise to introduce you to many of this big world’s greatest treasures and then encourage you as you forge your own path and become your own man. Above all else, I promise you love, unconditional love each and every day until I take my last breath. Welcome to the world, son. Dad <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>> Happy Birthday Koltyn Murphy Locke 07/16/2015
Along with one of the photos, Kiptyn included a message to his newborn son, promising to be there for him, to put him first and to always be someone he can count on.
"I promise to live my life in a way that gives you an example of a good man and positive role model," he added. "I will teach you to respect, appreciate, and love a woman. To open doors, take your first bite second, and be a source of strength, security, and caring."
He finished the lengthy message by saying: "Above all else, I promise you love, unconditional love each and every day until I take my last breath. Welcome to the world, son."
Kiptyn also shared a photo collage of his new son, saying that the "little man is just cruising through his first week of life."
Congrats to the happy new parents!