Pregnant Lauren Burnham Stuns in Skin-Baring Baby Bump Shoot: 'I'm Proud of This Body'
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Pregnant Lauren Burnham — who is expecting twins with husband Arie Luyendyk Jr. — took to Instagram this week to share a stunning image from a recent maternity photo shoot in which her baby bump is on full display as she poses in nothing but a pair of unbuttoned jeans.
In her accompanying caption, the Bachelor Nation star reflected on the devastating miscarriage she experienced in 2020 and revealed how that memory has impacted her current pregnancy.
“This time around has been different to say the least,” the future mom of three — who already shares daughter Alessi, 21 months, with Arie — wrote. “The darkness that surrounds a loss is something not easily forgotten. the months of mourning, the months of hoping, to now, moments of worry.”
She added, “Even in the midst of something as beautiful as new life, that darkness finds its way in to remind me that it did in fact exist. It’s tarnished the blissful ignorance i gleefully experienced the first time around.”
However, Lauren went on to say that her struggles have only made her stronger — both mentally and physically.
“With all of that said, I’m proud of this body and what we’ve endured together. I’m proud of my second and third babies for growing so well and grateful for all the reminders they send me saying, ‘Mom, we’re OK,’” she continued. “I’m proud of my journey through the darkness, because without that, the light I see now wouldn’t shine quite so bright.”
Lauren and Arie announced in December that they are expecting twins to arrive in June or July. In January, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based couple — who fell in love with each other during Season 22 of “The Bachelor” in 2018 and wed less than a year later in Hawaii — revealed the sexes of their babies, a boy and a girl.
“Alessi is getting a baby BROTHER & a baby SISTER,” Lauren wrote on Instagram at the time, sharing a photo of the parents and their young daughter holding pink and blue balloons. “We couldn’t be more excited!”