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"The Bachelor" fans slammed Arie Luyendyk Jr when he took up with Lauren Burnham in Season 22. In fact, he dumped Becca K hard before choosing Lauren. However, things turned out well for them and the couple gets married January 12, 2019. Now, they went ahead and revealed the gender of their baby. The pregnancy announcement came in November.

'Bachelor' Arie delighted to be a father

When the news of their baby came out, Arie took to his Instagram to celebrate with "The Bachelor" fans.

His post read, "Nothing compares, absolutely nothing compares to the moment you find out you’re going to be a dad! We cried, we laughed and it really was such a special moment for us, we’re so freakin’ happy!"

Now, still thrilled, they went off for several scans.

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According to US Weekly, that's just as well, as at first, they thought it was a boy. Anyway, it turns out their little one is a girl. In fact, the couple actually [VIDEO] shot a boy gender reveal for "The Bachelor" and then needed to call them back as things changed.

Naming the baby of Lauren Burnham and Arie

Although the baby gender came out, ET noted that they never said what the baby's name is. However, they did hint at some ideas during a podcast with Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti. In the "Almost Famous" interview, Ari and Lauren let it out that Arie, Ariel or Aria won't fit. So - no there won't be any play on his name at all. ET asked around and jokingly, Chris Harrison, who's scheduled to officiate at the wedding said, "I heard the name is either Christina or Christopher...After me."

These days the couple live in Arizona and seem well away from the limelight.

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Nevertheless, Arie keeps fans happy with plenty of posts on Instagram. His baby gender reveal Instagram post showed him and Lauren looking absolutely radiant.

Fans react to Arie Luyendyk Jr's baby gender announcement

Over on Instagram, fans of "The bachelor" congratulated the couple. Here's what some of them had to say:

  • @coopishotnsexy: "So happy for you two!!!!!"
  • @aria_miya: "U guys are my fav bachelor coupleeee congrats!!!!! "
  • @athletics_luv89: "Awe! Congratulations! How exciting! "
  • @mohammad.mahdi01: "Wow so happy for u."
  • @kelly.swan.980: "Is it really? OMG that is what I said!!! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!"

What do you think about how in love Arie Luyendyk Jr & Lauren Burnham seem to be? Are you excited about their baby reveal ahead of the January 12 wedding? Certainly, they seem to be one of [VIDEO] the major success stories of "The Bachelor."

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