Bachelor Nation is growing.
Phoenix residents Arie Luyendyk and Lauren Burnham Luyendyk, who met in 2017 when Arie was the lead on Season 22 of "The Bachelor," announced on social media on Monday that they are expecting twins.
They announced Lauren's pregnancy Dec. 19 on Instagram . Two days later, Lauren admitted they had "left out one small detail" and shared a picture of ultrasound images that show "twin A" and "twin B."
The fraternal twins aren't expected to arrive until July 3, 2021, but they already have an Instagram account . The Luyendyks' 1½-year-old daughter, Alessi Ren Luyendyk, has a verified Instagram account with nearly 300,000 followers.
'I think there might be two'
The Luyendyks, who share their personal lives on their YouTube channel , brought their fans along for the pregnancy journey in a video about their "shocking ultrasound" posted on Monday.
The couple brought their camera to capture the first ultrasound during an appointment in Scottsdale. They joked that they "snuck" Arie in, since he had not been allowed to be present during prior appointments due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Four minutes in, the woman conducting the scan announces: "Take a deep breath. I think there might be two."
"Are you kidding me?" Lauren Luyendyk says. "I've never had twins in my family."
"No way," Arie exclaims. "We were just joking about this."
"No wonder I feel like I'm going to die," Lauren says.
During the appointment, Arie reveals that he has twin brothers. Nonetheless, later in the video, his parents express their shock at the announcement.
"Freaking twins?" his mom exclaims.
After a miscarriage, 2 rainbow babies
After the excitement of their ultrasound appointment, the couple debriefs in the car about the unexpected news.
"I think it freaks me out more because it's abnormal," Lauren tearfully tells Arie. "And I just want a healthy pregnancy. So I'm nervous."
"Baby, it's going to be good," Arie says.
In May, the couple posted a video in which they explained their recent experience with a miscarriage. They showed a series of appointments over the course of several weeks during which Lauren learns that the fetus is not as far along as it should be. Eventually, she learns of the miscarriage.
"Although it doesn't have the happiest outcome, I feel like there (are) people at home who go through this every day," Arie said in the video. "I feel like it's important for us to document this and show you that you're not alone.
In November, Arie discussed his experience with the coronavirus — which caused "mild symptoms" — on his Instagram account. He quarantined outside the house where his wife and daughter live and posted himself interacting with Alessi through a glass door.
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