Former 'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Welcome First Child

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham

"Mommy and baby are doing great, we are so incredibly happy," the couple shared Wednesday on their social media of their newborn daughter.

A new baby has officially joined the Bachelor franchise. 

Former Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have welcomed their first child, it was announced Wednesday. 

"We have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl 6 lbs, 13 Oz. 20cm Long," Luyendyk wrote on Instagram Stories. "Mommy and baby are doing great, we are so incredibly happy." The couple have yet to announce the name they have chosen for their baby girl. 

Luyendyk, 37, and Burnham, 27, who have been open about documenting the pregnancy on their social media accounts, teased the arrival of their newborn by revealing that Burnham was in labor Tuesday night. Luyendky also posted a photo of himself and Burnham cradling her belly with the caption, "IT’S HAPPENING!" 

Luyendyk proposed to Burnham on the After the Final Rose special in March 2018 following a controversial finale in which he broke up with his first pick Becca Kufrin to reunite with then-runner-up Burnham. Kufrin went on to become the next Bachelorette, with Luyendyk and Burnham later buying a house together in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Luyendyk is based, and marrying in January. 

Luyendyk and Burnham announced the pregnancy in November with an Instagram photo showing the couple kissing and holding a sonogram image. "Nothing compares, absolutely nothing compares to the moment you find out you’re going to be a dad," Luyendyk wrote. The proud dad-to-be continued, "We cried, we laughed and it really was such a special moment for us, we’re so freakin’ happy!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IT’S HAPPENING!

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