“The Bachelor” stars Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his wife Lauren Burnham shared heartbreaking news over the weekend.
Burnham just recently suffered a miscarriage.
The married couple posted an emotional video on their YouTube account, sharing the emotions they experienced after learning they were expecting their second child.
“This isn’t our typical positive vibes type of video,” Burnham said as she started the video. The couple went on to explain how Luyendyk Jr. was confident that his wife was pregnant.
Burnham took a pregnancy test as a joke because she didn’t believe her husband. It turns out her test was positive.
In a flashback clip, Burnham said, “Guess we’re a family of 4 pretty soon.”
After learning the exciting news, the couple began planning for their new bundle of joy.
"We made so many plans," the couple said in the video description. "We bought a new house with more space, we planned how we wanted to tell you all, and we envisioned our future with Alessi's little brother/sister. We were planning to share our journey through pregnancy with you, but unfortunately, we didn't get the happy story we had hoped for."
During a doctor's visit, the ultrasound showed that her baby was on the way, who "should have been eight weeks" along, looked to only be around five weeks old.
"We were really confused by that," Burnham explained. "But our doctor assured us that it could be a number of things and not to panic about it."
"It could mean I'm just not as far as long as I was, it could mean I ovulated less, or it could mean that it's not a viable pregnancy," she continued.
The couple went to the doctor again, where they found out that Burnham suffered a missed miscarriage.
Their doctor told the couple that Lauren's hormone levels were still up because her body had not yet recognized the loss.
The couple explained that they were excited to tell fans about their pregnancy, but the swiftness of events led them to share the heartbreaking story at once.
“I was really excited to tell you guys that we were pregnant, and I feel like this is the best way for us to tell the whole story,” said Burnham.
They also said that they experienced a range of feelings throughout the difficult ordeal.
“It’s been a roller coaster of emotions going from scared at first a little bit because it was so soon, then happy, then stress and worry for weeks on end, and then obviously today was the bad news,” Luyendyk Jr. said. “It’s consumed our thoughts for the last month. It’s been hard holding this back from everybody.”
Still, they are hopeful that their experience can help others going through the same thing.
“Hopefully the next time you see a video with the word pregnancy it’s positive and it’s good news,” Luyendyk Jr. said. “We’ll get through this.”