Pregnant Lauren Burnham Says Body Insecurities Are 'Irrelevant' After Miscarriage
Lauren Burnham isn’t worried about any weight she’s gained while pregnant with twins.
The Bachelor Nation star — who, with husband Arie Luyendyk Jr., is expecting a boy and a girl to arrive in June — explained in a new interview that body insecurities are “irrelevant” to her after suffering a devastating miscarriage in May 2020.
“I do feel very confident,” Lauren told Us Weekly. “I mean, after we had our miscarriage last year, I just am so grateful for being able to be pregnant again… I’m just, like, rocking it and embracing it. And it’s such a beautiful time for me.”
While she is proud of her changing body, the Shades of Rose founder noted that her skin “isn’t as smooth and tight as it normally is.”
Lauren — who already shares daughter Alessi, 23 months, with Arie — elaborated, “I wear, like, shirts over my bathing suits sometimes just because I’m showing a lot of skin here. Like, I can’t fit in a one-piece. I’m wearing two-pieces all the time and there’s just a lot of belly happening. I try and cover up just a little so I don’t scare anyone.”
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The blonde beauty went on to say that Arie is “definitely” a fan of her baby bump. “He’s like, ‘I love that belly. I miss it when it’s gone,’” she said. “He’s like, ‘I’m so happy that it’s back.’”
“I’m not nervous about the labor part as much, but I haven’t had a C-section before,” she said. “Surgery is kind of scary to me. So I’m nervous about having a C-section because both of my kids are breech. There is a possibility that will happen.”
Despite her worries, Lauren is thrilled to be expanding her family — and can’t wait to see Alessi step into her new role as a big sister.
“I took her to her first ultrasound with me this weekend. It was fun for her to see that the lady had the ultrasound machine on my stomach, and then she could see the baby on the screen,” the future mom of three said. “I think that maybe helped her put two and two together a little bit more. She’s always talking to them, like, ‘Hi, you baby,’ and kissing them. It’s really cute.”