Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham — one of the few couples to have made it from The Bachelor finale to the altar — opened up this weekend about some devasating personal news:
Lauren recently miscarried the pair’s second child.
The husband and wife uploaded a video on YouTube yesterday that detailed their story.
“A little over a month ago, we got the most exciting news and we found out that we were pregnant with our second baby,” the video description reads.
“We made so many plans. We bought a new house with more space, we planned how we wanted to tell you all and we envisioned our future with Alessi’s little brother/sister.
“We were planning to share our journey through pregnancy with you, but unfortunately we didn’t get the happy story we had hoped for.”
Said the former Bachelor lead and his spouse:
“We decided to share this part of our journey with you, because well, we share everything with you!
“But also because we hope that by talking about this we can make other couples going through these times a little less lonely.”
The video is 27 minutes in length and opens up on a fun-filled note.
We see Burnham saying that she has “a little secret surprise” and is planning to purcuase two pregnancy tests… sneak them into the bathroom,… mark one as positive … and arttempt to prank the race car driver, who had accused her of being pregnant because she was “so mean” to him lately.
But then the joke turned out to be on Lauren.
Because one of the tests turned out to actually be positive.
After taking another to confirm it, Burnham, tears in her eyes, says:
“That took a turn that we did not plan for,” turning to the couple’s daughter, Alessi, and telling the one-year old: “You’re going to be a big sister.”
From there, after showing an ultrasound to viewers – in which they learn their eight-week old fetus is only the size of a five-week old fetus – Lauren says that they “didn’t get the best of news.”
And her husband says he “is still processing” everything.
After a few more doctor visits, the two were given the news of a “missed miscarriage,” which happens when the fetus is no longer alive but the body doesn’t recognize the pregnancy loss or expel the pregnancy tissue.
As a result, a woman’s body may still release hormones and a woman may still continue to experience signs of a pregnancy.
“It’s been a roller coaster of emotions, going from scared a little at first because it was so soon, then happy then stressed and worried for weeks on end, and obviously today was the bad news and it’s something you can never prepare for.”
“It’s been hard holding this back from everybody.”
“Trying to pretend like nothing is going on is really difficult,” Lauren says in the footage.
“I feel like this is kind of the best way for us to tell the whole story.”
Luyendyk proposed to Becca Kufrin on his final episode as the Bachelor – but then reversed course and asked for Lauren’s hand in marriage on the After the Final Rose ceremony in early 2018.
Less than a year later, the reality stars got married in Hawaii.
Please join us in sending them your best wishes during this very difficult time.
Cassie Randolph may have been Colton Underwood’s first, but it’s now official:
She will not be his last.
In a shocking announcement that rocked Bachelor Nation to its core on Friday night, the couple announced they have broken up.
Along with the following sweet photo of herself and Underwood, Cassie confirmed this sad news today as follows:
First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet.
However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us. Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives.
With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him.
We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.
For his part, Underwood also posted a picture of the pair (below) and wrote:
Its been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting.
Sometimes people are just meant to be friends – and that’s okay.
We both have grown immensely and been through so much together – so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.
Underwood and Randolph have been a relevant couple for numerous reasons.
First, they got together at the close of Colton’s season of The Bachelor — and managed to stay together for a long time, which is rare in this universe.
Second, Underwood was very open about being a virgin and having Cassie be first woman he ever slept with.
Finally, Underwood tested positive this spring for the coronavirus and quarantined upstairs in Randolph’s parents’ house.
The two seemed stronger than ever at the time.
In his recent memoir, The First Time, Underwood revealed that he and Randolph actually briefly split last August.
But this separation helped the couple in the long run, he wrote.
“It was also very good to be real and emotional because it forced us to have conversations and move on,” Colton explained on the page.
“Now, we know the flags to look for. When issues start to creep up, it’s like, let’s go have a conversation. We’re trying to be more transparent and honest and really trust each other.”
As for this break-up?
“They put a lot of thought into it,” an insider tells People Magazine, adding:
“Ultimately, Colton and Cassie just weren’t on the same page. Colton really wanted to settle down and get married — he’s been ready for a long time. And Cassie just wasn’t ready.
“They both knew it wasn’t going to work.”
At first, toward the end of The Bachelor Season 23, it looked as if these two weren’t going to end up together because Randolph left the show after refusing to commit to a proposal from Underwood.
However, Underwood fought hard to win her back, even sending home the final two women despite having no committment from Cassie.
Ultimately, the reality stars left the series as a couple — but not an engaged one — after reuniting in Portugal.
We wish them both the best.
We’re inching ever closer to it, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation viewers.
As you very likely know by now, Angelina had a total meltdown at her wedding reception in November because her co-stars/bridesmaids delivered an X-rated, insult-filled toast.
On Thursday night’s episode of this beloved MTV franchise, fans got to witness the speech’s evolution.
Although the wedding episode won’t air for at least two more weeks, this latest installment depicted Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Deena Nicole Cortese meeting ahead of the rehearsal dinner to write out their message for the party.
Aware that Angelina’s sister, the maid of honor, would give a very nice and sweet speech, the trio chose to take theirs in a different sort of direction.
“All the memories I have of her are raunchy,” said Jenni.
“I feel like we should do the raunchy stuff,” added Snooki.
For a moment, at least, Jenni seemed aware that that roasting the f-ck out of the bride wasn’t exactly par for the reception course.
“There are normally schticky things you put in a speech at a wedding. And then there’s off the table, you cannot talk about,” she said, prior to adding:
“And I feel like our whole relationship with Angelina is off the table and what you shouldn’t talk about.”
Snooki, for her part, barely felt any guilt, saying nothing was off-limits and believing Angelina had a “good sense of humor” without taking “herself seriously.”
The speech writing proceeded to commence, with at least one brainstorm session resulting in the following passage:
You’re like a thorn in my thigh. You are the fly to my sh-t. The cockroach to our shore house. You are the trash to our bag.
You’re the spray to our vagina.
You are the dump to my island.
Weird. We wonder why Angelina took exception to this on her wedding day.
Under the impression that the speech would make Angelina “crack up,” Snooki said the women are “always roasting each other and being sarcastic, so…
“She’s gonna love this.”
(SPOILER ALERT: Nope. Snooki was mistaken. Friendships have basically been ruined over it. )
In a confessional, Jenni defended these mean words, telling the camera it would be BS to go with your basic, complimentary, romance-themed speech.
“Angelina is so over the top in life we decided that if we went up there with rainbows and unicorns, it wouldn’t be authentic to Angelina,” she explained.
“A raunchy person needs a raunchy speech. And I feel like she’s gonna get it and she’s gonna laugh and f–king love it.”
Oh, and Jenni also believed she was cursed by Angelina’s grandma.
So that also happened on the episode.
At the rehearsal itself, Grandma Angelina — who sells herself as a “psychic” — told Jenni that there were a lot of “phonies’ in the room, hinting that she included Jwoww among them.
“You don’t see that with me, do you?” Jenni asked, to which the woman replied: ‘I see a lot of this sh-t,” making a gesture that viewers couldn’t see.
‘I’m powerful,” this woman later told a crowd, calling herself the “white witch of God” and saying: “You gotta watch it.”
Hey, we’re just repeating what she said, okay? You may judge and/or try to decipher for yourself.
Perhaps sending the major fallout to come from her speech, Jenni did seem concerned about her conversation with the alleged witch.
“Great, grandma hexed me,” Jenni said on air. “And now this wedding is turning into a living horror movie.”
At least JWoww got that part right.
As we’ll soon see on a future episode, however, Jenni may only have herself to blame for what happened at Angelina’s wedding.
Yup, it’s true.
And, yes, you better believe it’s glorious.
Just hours after Jinger Duggar and her husband confirmed they were expecting a second child, the reality star posted a photo of her baby bump on Instagram:
Jinger and Jeremy, who share a two-year old daughter named Felicity, originally revealed their blessed news to People Magazine, with Jinger telling the publication:
“We are so excited. Everything looks great with the baby. We’re so thankful. Had a lot of check-ups and we’re just really, really excited.”
Duggar said she’s 15 weeks along and also shocked fans by revealing that she suffered a miscarriage prior to successfully trying against with Jeremy.
“The morning after we announced to family that we were expecting, Jinger woke up and, woke me up very early in the morning, saying that she thought she lost the baby,” Jeremy told to the entertainment news source.
“We found out later that day that she had. That was very difficult and definitely a trial for us.”
Just so tragic all around.
Jinger said that her belief in God helped her cope with this tragedy, while we’d have to imagine she also relied on relatives Lauren Duggar and Joy-Anna Duggar, both of whom have also suffered miscarriages.
“We were just praying together talking with family, had friends at our church here that just surrounded us,” Jinger said of the experience.
“It was such a hard time, but Jer just really supported me, and it was just such a tremendous blessing to have many people who loved on us in that difficulty.”
Duggar and Vuolo have seen their marriage questioned of late, but they certainly put on a united front upon announcing this pregnancy to the world.
“We are so excited to announce that we’re expecting a little girl this November!” Jinger wrote this afternoon as a caption to the baby bump photo above, adding:
“Jeremy and I both guessed it was a girl, just a gut feeling we had. And we couldn’t be happier.”
How does Felicity feel about her future sibling?
“We told her, but she doesn’t quite understand everything yet. Not being 2 yet, but she, she comes up to my belly and says, ‘Baby. Baby,'” Jinger told People, elaborating as follows on Instagram:
The bond that sisters share is unique, and one I cherish every day. After all these years, they’re still my best friends! I’m glad God’s giving that gift for Felicity to enjoy.
As for me and Jeremy, we’ll definitely have our hands full! But there’s nothing else we’d rather carry.
Jeremy, meanwhile, shared this professional picture of the family making its announcement, writing as a caption to it:
And then there were four… Felicity’s recruited a little sister to join her squad!
Recently, she’s been practicing her big-sistering on dolls, cradling and shushing them to sleep. Pretty soon, she’ll be holding a real baby. But she’s ready, and so are we.
Life is beautiful! We are praising God for this precious little gift.
No word yet from Jinger’s parents, causing us to wonder whether Jim Bob really has disowned his daughter for moving to Los Angeles.
But that’s a question for another day.
This is cause simply for a statement, and that statement goes like this:
CONGRATULATIONS TO JINGER AND JEREMY!
Jinger Duggar has some rather exciting news to announce.
It’s also some blessed news and special news, and the sort of news she wasn’t sure she’d be able to share with fans ever again.
And that news is this, if our headline didn’t give it away:
DUGGAR IS PREGNANT WITH HER SECOND CHILD!
We know how far along she is, we know what gender the baby will be… and we could not be more excited for her and her family.
We also now know something very unfortunate about the reality star, along with some major professional news that will affect her.
Yup, she revealed a LOT today, and all of this will be of interest to the Vuolo family’s millions of supporters across the country.
Scroll down to learn this information for yourself and to join us in wishing the couple the best on this truly blessed day …