Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have achieved the near-impossible.
The couple has actually gone from The Bachelor to… the altar!
Will Arie and Lauren last a lifetime? It’s too early to say.
But they’ve already accomplished what few twosomes who got together via this franchise have accomplished before them: an actual exchanging of vows!
As documented by Us Weekly, Arie and Lauren got married this weekend in Hawaii.
“Ever since we’ve gotten together, we wanted to fast-forward to this day,” Luyendyk told this tabloid, adding:
“It’s been a year. That’s kind of crazy ‘cause I remember a year ago we were doing ‘happy couples [weekend on The Bachelor]’ and talking about getting married and wanting to do that, even last year, so it’s awesome that the day is finally here.”
He’s not wrong.
It’s been quite a journey for these reality stars.
Luyendyk Jr. and Burnham met while filming season 22 of The Bachelor last year.
But their courtship both ended and then started again amidst controversy.
This is because the former race car driver proposed to Becca Kufrin during the season finale.
However, he later had a change of heart, broke up with Kufrin in front of ABC cameras… and decided he wanted to be with Burnham.
After shattering Kufrin’s heart into a million pieces, Luyendyk Jr. and Burnham got engaged during the live After the Final Rose special in March.
“I made some bad decisions but the best decision was running back to you,” the real estate agent said during his proposal, continung as follows:
“I truly believe are my soulmate. I’m ready to face this life with you and all that comes with it. I love you so much.
“I wanted to do this in front of everyone because I want to show you that I should have done this a long time ago.”
In November, meanwhile, the famous couple took fans by surprise when they announced they were expecting.
We’ve since learned they are expecting a girl.
“We are so excited,” the former ex-Bachelor told Us Weekly last fall. “It’s going to be a whole new chapter in our lives.”
Referencing his child’s gender and his now-wife, Arie added:
“I’m definitely excited to see Lauren and her together, and I think it’s gonna be so adorable.
“Everything’s so new, so we’re buying parenting books…
“There’s just so much that we don’t know, and I think learning together and experiencing this together is gonna be a lot of fun.”
All eyes of Bachelor Nation will now hone in on Arie and Lauren to see if their love truly lasts.
For now, though, as mentioned previously, they’ve already defied the odds by tying the knot.
“To say it’s been quite a year would be an understatement!” Arie recently wrote on Instagram as the calendar flippe.
“Lots of firsts and many more to come! Thank you for all of your love and we can’t wait to share what is going to be the biggest year out of our lives in 2019!”
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