We know what she’s thankful for this Thanksgiving! Former Bachelor star Bekah Martinez shocked fans by revealing she’s pregnant with baby No. 2 on November 28! The 24-year-old beauty is expecting her second little one with boyfriend of two years Grayston Leonard, and took to Instagram with a sweet message to share the news.
“Thankful,” she wrote beside a photo holding her baby girl Ruth while cozying up to her handsome man. The whole family is bundled up and looks ready to take on the cold weather, but the photo itself is absolutely heartwarming — because Bekah can be seen holding a sonogram!
It didn’t take long for Bachelor Nation to begin congratulating the happy couple in the comments section. “No freaking way!!!” wrote Lauren Luyendyk (formerly Burnham), who ended up starting her own family with Arie Luyendyk Jr. after winning the same season of The Bachelor that Bekah competed on. Joe Amabile, who is dating Bekah’s good friend Kendall Long, wrote, “So happy for you!” with two red heart emojis. Aw!
Though fans and friends alike seem stunned, Bekah and Grayston actually teased the news a few weeks earlier. “We may have only been together less than two years but we’ve gone through so much together,” Bekah wrote on a sweet throwback pic with Grayston on November 14. “I’m so proud of us and so in love with you.” Totally touching, but it was the hashtag at the end that held the clue their family might soon be growing: “#babynumbertwo?” We think it’s safe to assume they were already expecting when she wrote that!
Bekah was a fan favorite on Arie’s season of Bachelor, and fans fully expected her to be a hot commodity on Bachelor in Paradise a few months later. She accepted the gig on After the Final Rose, but soon dropped out with no explanation. Fans assumed it was just because she met someone she liked … which was true, but soon she also had another surprise: her first bun in the oven! The couple has proven their strength over the past two years, and we can’t wait to see where their journey takes them next. Congratulations you two!