It seems like it was just yesterday that Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped Becca Kufrin on national television, then realized that runner-up, Lauren Burnham, was actually his perfect match. Well, luckily the former Bachelor got his happily ever after because he and Lauren are expecting their first child in June 2019 and host Chris Harrison couldn’t be happier for them.

“I was so excited. He gave me a call and they were unbelievably surprised and excited. I’m so happy for them. He’s going to be a great dad,” Chris told Life & Style exclusively at KIIS FM’s iHeart Radio Jingle Ball presented by Capitol One. He continued, “He’s such a lover and he’s such a — I mean this in a loving way, he’s such a nerd and he’s such a goofy guy. Like he’s going to be such a good dad rolling around on the carpet with his baby, and they’re great.”

Chris Harrison, Arie, and Lauren Burnham all together at the After The Final Rose
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“They built their house, they built their home. And so everything’s kind of perfect for them right now. I wish them the best. I love him to death,” The Bachelor host continued. Aw, we love that Chris keeps in touch with former contestants!

Arie and Lauren revealed in June that the two bought a house together in Phoenix, AZ. The real estate broker captioned a photo of himself and Lauren holding the keys to their new home, “Officially new home owners! Annnnnd I have blue pants to match our door.”

Even though the couple is expecting, it won’t stop them from getting married on Jan. 12, 2019, in Maui, Hawaii. Arie posted a picture of their save the date card and wrote, “January can’t come soon enough.” The couple even created an Instagram account for their little bundle of joy! A week ago, Lauren showed off her 13-week old bump and said that their baby is “size of a peach.”

“I’m excited for them to get married and now I know what to get them. Now they need baby gifts!” the 47-year-old exclaimed. LOL, so true.

So, Chris, do you need a plus one to the wedding? We’re available, just saying.

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