Former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr.—who infamously proposed to Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, waited a few minutes and was like, nah, I’ll go with the mostly silent Lauren Burnham—is now engaged to his chosen Lauren, and they’re now expecting a child. (If you can’t remember which Lauren she is, because there were literally four on his season, she’s pictured above.) The pair are still planning on getting married in January.
Burnham told Us Weekly about the pregnancy, “The first thing we thought of was, ‘Oh, my gosh. Our wedding!’ Obviously we’re not married yet, but this is the way it happened. And this is probably the way it was meant to happen! Arie came out with the test in his hand and tears in his eyes. He was like, ‘You’re pregnant!” I can only image the exclamation points were added for dramatic effect are not illustrative of actual enthusiasm.
Luyendyk jumped in, said they took six more tests and said it was all but an accident, “Lauren took all of them and they were all positive. We weren’t trying, but we are so excited. It’s going to be a whole new chapter in our lives.”
Congrats to them and their future hot dumb baby. Excuse me for not being totally psyched—for a couple comprised of a second-choice and a racer car driving man baby who stays totally void of empathy for his ex-fiancée, the foundation seems faulty, no?
And in case you were wondering, yes, Arie is still bummed about how his season ended...not for Becca, so much, but he does think the show made him look like a real asshole. Hmmm.