“Bachelor” Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham just announced their surprise pregnancy.

As previously reported by Dearly, the couple had a rocky start after Arie sent shockwaves through season 22 of “The Bachelor” by proposing to finalist Becca Kufrin, only to later change his mind and ask Burnham to take him back.

On Wednesday the engaged couple shared more exciting news with Us Weekly. The duo is having a baby!

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Luyendyk Jr., 37, and Burnham, 26, told the magazine after six positive pregnancy tests, they’re happy to share the baby news with fans. The couple told Us:

“We weren’t trying, but we are so excited. It’s going to be a whole new chapter in our lives.”

Luyendyk Jr., a former racecar driver, “came out with the test in his hand and tears in his eyes,” when he told Burnham she was pregnant.

The couple is still planning to wed on January 12, 2019, in Maui, Hawaii, reports People. While discussing their upcoming wedding date, Burnham admitted she first thought  “Oh my gosh” about planning for the big day with a growing baby bump. She told Us:

“Obviously we’re not married yet, but this is the way it happened — and this is probably the way it was meant to happen!”

The small private ceremony will not be televised.

Although there’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to pregnancy, the bride-to-be said pregnancy is amazing but hard. At this point, her husband-to-be “does everything” around the house. Burnham revealed:

“October was miserable. I had really bad morning sickness and barely left the house.

But over the last week I’ve started feeling a lot better, so it’s nice to have my energy back. When I wasn’t feeling that great, I was trying to go on a lot of walks. But now I do cycling a few times a week!”

The Virginia native is working with dress designer Hayley Paige to accommodate her growing belly.

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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