One reality TV couple's pregnancy announcement just got twice as exciting. The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham revealed that they are expecting twins in a YouTube video of their ultrasound appointment posted on Monday, Dec. 21. The news comes just two days after the pair shared that they're expecting again following a miscarriage earlier this year.
Arie and Lauren, who are already parents to 18-month old daughter Alessi Ren, shared their initial pregnancy announcement on the video platform on Saturday, Dec. 19, but left out the crucial detail that they have two babies on the way. The couple did, however, reveal that Lauren's due date is in July 2021.
Today, the pair clarified that their family will be growing by two this summer. "2 little miracles," Arie wrote on Instagram alongside images of the sonogram. "Love them with all my heart already." Lauren also shared the news on the photo-sharing app, teasing that the couple "maaaay have left out one small detail." The pair also started a separate IG account for their future babies called "Luyendyk Twins." "Luyendyk twins estimated arrival 7-3-21!" the account's bio reads.
Arie and Lauren's announcement isn't the first time the couple has been candid about their experience with pregnancy. In May 2020, they revealed that they had a miscarriage, sharing a video about the "rollercoaster of emotions" they went through as a result of the loss. Lauren updated fans on her journey in September, saying the couple had "been trying for a couple of months" to conceive again. She went on to explain that the process had been sad and discouraging, but that she and Arie were trying to remain positive. "It will happen when it's our time," she added.
Obviously, now is their time. "Earlier this year, we had a miscarriage and we've had some troubles in that area," Lauren said in her pregnancy announcement video from Saturday. "We were really, really excited about welcoming a new baby to our family. Unfortunately, that didn't work out at the time but I just took a pregnancy test and I think it might be positive." Luckily, Lauren and Arie got the news they were hoping for, and fans can continue to follow them for updates during this doubly thrilling chapter of their journey.