It's an exciting time for bachelor fans!
Season 22 star-bachelor of ABC’s smash dating show, The Bachelor, has some big news! Arie Luyendyk Jr. is about to be a dad!
Arie first who stole America’s hearts in 2012 while searching for love on The Bachelorette. As the runner-up, his heart was broken when Arie was blindsided with a rejection. Viewers were heartbroken for Arie and hoped that he would find love.
ABC was well aware of America’s love for Arie and after his rejection, Arie’s desire to find his soulmate was bigger. On January 1st, 2018, Arie premiered as the star of The Bachelor and this time, he would be the one to determine his future.
Arie’s journey on the bachelor grew to have its own set of problems. During the season finale, Arie found himself in love with both of the top two contenders and utterly confused. On the finale, he sent home Lauren Brunham and proposed to Becca Kufrin.
Weeks following the breakup, Becca was blindsided herself with a breakup following her nationally televised proposal. Arie claimed that he had “made a mistake” and ended their relationship on television.
In a reunion episode unlike anything else, Arie shocked the world when he proposed the Lauren, the gal that he had previously sent home! During the proposal, Arie revealed, “I’ve made some bad decisions but the best decision was running back to you. I can’t imagine a life without you. … I truly believe you are my soulmate. I’m ready to face this life with you and all that comes with it. The good, and the bad. I love you so much.”
Just a couple months later, the couple revealed that they were planning a January 2019 wedding. While the media frenzy that previously surrounded them settled down, the couple was living together in Arizona. But then, things took another turn.
On November 14th, Lauren and Arie shared pictures on their Instagram accounts of something truly shocking: they were expecting!
Lauren shared a picture of her and Arie kissing while holding an ultrasound. The picture was paired with a caption that read: “Our greatest adventure begins June 2019!👶🏼”
Arie also shared a picture to celebrate the news with a caption that read: “Nothing compares, absolutely nothing compares to the moment you find out you’re going to be a dad! We cried, we laughed and it really was such a special moment for us, we’re so freakin’ happy!”
The couple is due sometime in 2019. There has been no mention of the January wedding, but wouldn’t be surprised if they changed it back. Please help us in congratulating the happy couple!