The Challenge stars Jenna Compono and Zach Nichols have officially dated since 2017 after meeting in 2015’s Battle of the Exes. They have since gotten married and welcomed their first child, Anthony Joseph. Several months after his birth, the couple announced they were expecting their second child and revealed the gender.
‘The Challenge’ couple Jenna Compono and Zach Nichols reveal the gender of their second child
Zach Nichols and Jenna Compono announced they were expecting their second child around nine months after welcoming their first son, Anthony Joseph.
The pair made the announcement in June 2022 with a picture of their newborn baby sitting on the grass and holding a sign reading, “only child expiring December 2022.
A few weeks later, The Challenge stars revealed the gender with another picture of Anthony, this time sitting next to a sign that read, “it’s a girl” with a pink balloon attached to it.
Many MTV personalities congratulated the pair in the comment section, such as Kam Williams, who recently welcomed son Kingston with veteran Leroy Garrett, Britni Thornton, Brad Fiorenza, Melissa Reeves, Kailah Casillas, Paula [Meronek] Beckert, Cheyenne Floyd, and Tony Raines.
Zach and Jenna welcomed son Anthony in September 2021
After meeting in 2015 during The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, the couple fell for each other. They officially began dating in 2017 after reuniting on Invasion of the Champions, and he proposed to her in December 2019, following her presumed final appearance on Total Madness.
After the engagement, Jenna admitted she might not return to the competition series as she wanted to get married and start a large family as soon as possible.
However, she hinted that Zach would likely make another appearance at some point. The Challenge stars planned to marry a few months after their engagement in February 2020, but they had to reschedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A year later, in February 2021, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together. In the caption of the post, Jenna explained the pair had to reschedule their wedding again but wanted to “start the next chapter” of their lives. Therefore, they decided to privately wed in a small March 2021 ceremony before welcoming Anthony Joseph in September of that year.
Jenna and Zach had a dream wedding in April 2022
After their son joined their family, Jenna and Zach held their dream wedding for their families and friends to attend in April 2022.
The couple shared several behind-the-scenes pictures on their Instagram stories of their wedding day, from arriving at the church together to celebrating their union with their loved ones on a party bus to their reception, where they danced and traditionally cut the cake.
Her cousin Brianna Julig, her former teammate in The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines, attended the wedding as well as other reality stars, including champ Kaycee Clark, alum Nicole Zanatta, and veteran Nany González, who also participated in the event as Jenna’s bridesmaid.
The Challenge: All Stars 3 airs Wednesdays on Paramount+.