Fans have been patiently waiting for the arrival of the newest member of the Gates family and on February 12, Josh Gates posted to his Facebook page a photo of his newborn son, Owen, with a caption stating, “#Adventure is born.” Born at 1:55 a.m., their adorable, bouncing baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Fans have flocked to various social media platforms to offer their best wishes and congratulations to the new parents.
Viewers discovered during an episode of “Expedition Unknown” that the couple was expecting when Gates received a call via satellite phone from his wife. After completing the call he was very emotional, and Gates shared with the production team filming the show that he was going to be a father. Right after the episode titled “Secrets of Columbus” aired on December 2, he posted a photo of a baby onesie to his Twitter page and the caption read, “My greatest #Expedition is about to begin.”
Josh met Hallie Gnatovich-Gates while they were both working on “Destination Truth.” Some fans from that series put a special video together for the couple. They thank both Josh and Hallie for the great way they have treated their fans over the years, and congratulate them on Owen’s birth. Josh responded back with a Twitter post thanking the fans, and saying that it meant a lot to them.
The couple was married at the Hidden Pond resort in Kennebunkport, Maine on September 13, 2014. Hallie is currently a marriage and family therapist, and she works mostly with clients in the entertainment industry. She has been on maternity leave since January 16 and announced that she will be on leave anywhere from three to six months.
Owen will hopefully have his father’s sense of fun and adventure, because when he’s old enough he will undoubtedly be joining Josh on many new explorations. Are you a fan of Josh Gates and his show? Leave your comments and well wishes for Josh and Hallie below. “Expedition Unknown” airs on Wednesday’s at 9 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel.