From Bachelor Nation couple to husband and wife! Former Bachelor leading man Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham said “I do” on Jan. 12 during an exotic destination wedding in Maui, HI. The two celebrated with their closest family and friends from Bachelor Nation, including Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudice (and host Chris Harrison even served as the officiant!) at the Haiku Mill, according to Us Weekly, and the couple seems over-the-moon happy. Another year, another big Janu-ARIE.
Lauren wore a custom-made Hayley Paige wedding dress while Arie looked dashing as always. The ceremony came a few days after Arie’s one year anniversary of starting his journey on The Bachelor. He and Lauren had a bumpy start after he originally picked Becca Kufrin during the finale, changed his mind, and proposed to his blonde beauty during After The Final Rose. Although fans were pissed, the couple seemed to move past it quickly and are more in love than ever.
As if walking down the aisle wasn’t big enough, the two are expecting their first child together this year. Mr. and Mrs. Luyendyk revealed they were having a girl via Instagram on Jan. 4. It confused fans because it was originally announced that they were going to do a big gender reveal during The Bachelor premiere on Jan. 7. Funny story: There was a bit of a mix-up.
“We actually did the early gender test online, so we took our test at 10 weeks,” Lauren explained to Us Weekly. “We got the results back from that, and it was that we were having a boy.” They found out at the starlet’s 15-week check up that they were actually having a girl. Luckily, it was in time to cancel the incorrect announcement.
Although the previously filmed reveal wasn’t able to air, the couple was actually a bit more excited. “I think, to be honest, in the beginning, we were both hoping that we were having a girl,” Lauren dished. Great to see it all worked out!
It looks like Arie and Lauren have a great year ahead. Congrats, you two!
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