'Bachelor' Baby! Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham Expecting First Child


There's another Bachelor baby on the way! 

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are expecting their first child. The couple, who got engaged on season 20 of The Bachelor, announced the news in the current issue of Us Weekly.

"I kind of had a feeling that I might be pregnant. So my friend insisted on bringing a pregnancy test over," Lauren told the mag, adding that she made her fiancé read the results. "Arie came out with the test in his hand and tears in his eyes. He was like, 'You’re pregnant!'"

But the first positive test wasn't enough to get Lauren to believe that she was, in fact, expecting. The reality star and her fiancé ended up driving to the store to get six more tests to be sure. "Lauren took all of them and they were all positive," Arie said. "We weren’t trying, but we are so excited. It’s going to be a whole new chapter in our lives."

As for the couple's upcoming January wedding, everything is still going to go as planned. And luckily, Lauren just began fittings for her wedding dress. "The first thing we thought of was, ‘Oh my gosh. Our wedding,'" she admitted. "Obviously we’re not married yet, but this is the way it happened — and this is probably the way it was meant to happen!"


Lauren also opened about her "miserable" first trimester, explaining that the entire month of October she "barely left the house" because she had "really bad morning sickness." Over "the last week, I’ve started feeling a lot better, so it’s nice to have my energy back," she shared, adding she also hired a  trainer to help with her physical symptoms. "When I wasn’t feeling that great, I was trying to go on a lot of walks. But now I do cycling a few times a week!" Luckily, Arie's been right by her side doing "everything" around the house and helping her as much as he can. 

As the twosome gets ready for their first child's arrival, Arie said he's expecting he'll be "such a softie" as a dad. "Lauren is a little bit more of the disciplinarian," he confessed. However, the mom-to-be admitted that they're "kind of basing [their expected parenting style] off of how we parent our dogs!"  

The parents-to-be got engaged in March after quite the dramatic Bachelor finale. Arie sent Bachelor Nation into a frenzy when he chose Becca Kufrin, giving her his final rose and proposing to her, but dumped her just weeks later to start dating his then-runner-up Lauren again. The couple then got engaged on the Bachelor finale special, After the Final Rose

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