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Bachelor In Paradise star Alex Nation announces new addition to her family

She’s the proud mother of eight-year-old son Elijah, whom she welcomed into the world back in 2011.  

And on Tuesday, former Bachelor In Paradise star Alex Nation announced the arrival of a new furry addition to their family of two. 

In a post shared to Instagram, the 27-year-old reality star revealed the pair adopted an adorable new dog called Elton from RSPCA Pearcedale in Victoria. 

'Our hearts are very full!' Bachelor In Paradise star Alex Nation announces new addition to her family with eight-year-old son Elijah - an adorable new dog called Elton

‘Our hearts are very full!’ Bachelor In Paradise star Alex Nation announces new addition to her family with eight-year-old son Elijah – an adorable new dog called Elton

‘When we saw you, we knew. When I saw how Elijah looked at you, I knew,’ Alex began in the caption. 

‘Meet Elton(Taxi). Elton had a pretty rough start to his doggo journey but now, he has his forever home with us and our hearts are very full,’ she added alongside the hashtag: ‘Adopt don’t shop’.

In the first accompanying image, Alex’s sweet youngster was seen enthusiastically pointing at their new black-and-white pooch. 

Meanwhile in the second photo, Elton appeared to have made himself at home as he was seen resting on a plush bed.  

Puppy love: The 27-year-old reality star revealed the pair adopted an adorable new dog called Elton from RSPCA Pearcedale in Victoria

Puppy love: The 27-year-old reality star revealed the pair adopted an adorable new dog called Elton from RSPCA Pearcedale in Victoria

That's the one! In the first accompanying image, Alex's sweet youngster was seen enthusiastically pointing at their new black-and-white pooch

That’s the one! In the first accompanying image, Alex’s sweet youngster was seen enthusiastically pointing at their new black-and-white pooch

Home, sweet, home! Meanwhile in the second photo, Elton appeared to have made himself at home as he was seen resting on a plush bed

Home, sweet, home! Meanwhile in the second photo, Elton appeared to have made himself at home as he was seen resting on a plush bed

Late last month, Alex opened up about her family life with Elijah, whom she shares with ex-husband Joel Porter.

Alex previously admitted that things haven’t always been good between her and Joel. 

In fact in 2016, unconfirmed rumours suggested the former couple, who briefly married after she gave birth to Elijah in 2011, were far from amicable. 

However in an Instagram post in June, which saw the pair dining at a restaurant together, the 27-year-old reality star said the pair are now on good terms.   

Good terms: Alex has revealed she's now on good terms with ex-husband Joel Porter and the pair are now focused on co-parenting son Elijah, eight

Good terms: Alex has revealed she’s now on good terms with ex-husband Joel Porter and the pair are now focused on co-parenting son Elijah, eight 

‘There was a time where this fella and I couldn’t sit across from each other without having a heated discussion,’ Alex confessed to her fans.  

‘We both had a lot of growing to do and we needed to work on a few things. I am so thankful for Joel and the relationship we now have.’

Alex explained that the former couple are able to now co-parent effectively, but like most experience challenges. 

‘How special it is that Elijah has two parents that love him so much, they are willing to work hard to co-parent and have a great, healthy friendship with each other,’ she wrote.

Amicable: The former Bachelor star shared a photo to Instagram of Joel seated at the opposite end of a dining table and beaming for the camera as they dined together

Amicable: The former Bachelor star shared a photo to Instagram of Joel seated at the opposite end of a dining table and beaming for the camera as they dined together 

‘To be real, it can be really f**king hard and it does take work and we are continually working at this. You’re an awesome EX husband and an even more awesome Dad,’ she added. 

In an interview with Daily Mail Australia in November 2016, Alex confessed that things have not always been ‘good’ between herself and Joel.

Alex and Joel attempted to do the right thing by their son in the early stages of their relationship – but things quickly turned sour.  

Co-parenting: Alex told her fans that the former couple now have a 'great, healthy friendship with each other' as they focus on raising their son

Co-parenting: Alex told her fans that the former couple now have a ‘great, healthy friendship with each other’ as they focus on raising their son 

‘We got married, we wanted to do everything right for our son but it ended up not being right for us as individuals,’ she explained. 

‘There was a battle where we were asking ourselves, “Do you stick it out and not be with the one who is your soul mate?”

‘There was a strain on us individually because you feel guilty for your child that you are separating,’ she added.

The winner of The Bachelor 2016 claimed she and Joel felt more ‘heartbroken’ for their son when their relationship ended.

Case of the ex: Back in 2016, rumours suggested the pair were feuding. In the same year, Alex starred on The Bachelor alongside Richie Strahan (pictured). The couple eventually parted ways

Case of the ex: Back in 2016, rumours suggested the pair were feuding. In the same year, Alex starred on The Bachelor alongside Richie Strahan (pictured). The couple eventually parted ways 

Via CelebStarZone

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