Lauren, 27, and Arie, 37, became parents less than two months ago but took to it so quickly. They already take baby Alessi out to dinner, on road trips and more.
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More to Come
During an Instagram Q&A on July 14, a fan asked if they planned on having more children and if their names will also start with the letter “A” like their firstborn. Lauren gave a crystal clear answer: They definitely plan on expanding their family.
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“We want to have [three kids] and no. We have our next baby’s name picked out already and it doesn’t start with an ‘A,'” the blonde beauty divulged with a photo of the proud dad cradling the teeny newborn.
Lauren shared a hilarious answer when someone asked about names they like but won’t use. “I wanted to name Alessi ‘Remi,'” the Virginia native dished. “That was quickly nixed because that’s what Arie named his truck from high school.”
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Time to Adjust
The gorgeous couple has already undergone a huge amount of parent-shaming from social media followers in the short amount of time they’ve had Alessi. They’ve become well-trained in the art of clapping back, but Lauren admitted that she had moments where the hate got to her.
“It used to upset me the first couple of weeks … when emotions were high,” the reality starlet confessed. “I mostly overlook it or just laugh when it’s really out there!” Lauren seems like an amazing mom and we’re glad the negativity isn’t getting her down.
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It’s obvious the new parents are completely smitten with their bundle of joy. After a curious fan asked what they “argue most about,” Lauren cheekily responded, “Who gets to hold Alessi.”
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Love Is in the Air
Even if you think the way these two got together is a bit ~controversial,~ there’s no denying that they seem like two peas in a pod now.
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The husband and wife are constantly embarking on adventures together. Whether that’s going on luxe vacations, staying active or sharing lots of laughs, they look like they have an amazing relationship. It turns out, these are all keys to keeping their marriage “fun and exciting.”
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“We like to travel when we can and share new experiences together,” Lauren said while dishing advice on keeping their romance alive. “We also don’t take ourselves too seriously. We find joy in being idiots together. LOL.”
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Hamming It Up
We don’t see anything wrong with being silly and lighthearted! Anyone who follows them on social media knows that Arie loves to make his wife laugh.
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Meeting your prince charming on reality television isn’t impossible, but it’s definitely unconventional. A follower asked Lauren, “What would you be doing if you didn’t meet Arie on The Bachelor?”
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The blonde beauty had a plan B, but, luckily, life had a different path for her. “My next move was going to be to find a medical sales job in San Diego. I’d probably still be looking for my Arie,” Lauren admitted.
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On Father’s Day, Lauren sweetly reflected on their journey through the Bachelor franchise. “I remember back when we were in Peru telling your family how I could see you as a father to our kids and getting to see it all come to life has been the most beautiful blessing,” she reflected about the romantic country where Arie’s finale was filmed. “You may be new to this, but you’re doing an amazing job. We love you so much!”
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The Feeling Is Mutual
At the end of June, Arie took a moment to gush about how amazing his lady love has been with their infant. “Lauren has been an incredible Mom and I’m so proud of her,” he captioned a precious moment of their family on Instagram. “Can’t believe it’s been a month!”
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Loving the Ride
Arie can’t quite wrap his head around what a joy parenting has been but he’s been appreciating every minute. “Fatherhood is the best. I think my heart just grew two sizes,” he captioned a picture of himself holding his tiny daughter on his chest.
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It’s safe to say that Arie and Lauren are doing an amazing job raising Alessi. We can’t wait to see where life takes them from here.
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Not the First
Arie and Lauren getting together may have been a shock to some fans, but they’re hardly the first couple to surprise Bachelor Nation. Watch more unexpected endings in the video above.