Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Just Made Even More People Not Like Them With This In-Poor-Taste April Fool’s Pregnancy Announcement


Everything is real on the Internet until it’s not. But, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are learning that the hard way, as they cement their status as most loathed couple to ever come out of “The Bachelor” franchise.

Like someone completely oblivious to the world around him, Arie continued his tour of dumbness by posting a photo of a pregnant woman that looked a lot like Lauren to Instagram saying, “Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven! @laurenburnham91.”

About an hour after the pregnancy photo, Arie shared a simple image that read, “April Fools!” But, it was too little, too late. The backlash had already started.


Arie tried to explain and maybe apologize by sharing a photo of a recipe for a Dutch baby saying, “Sorry if you were offended, but we really are making a Dutch Baby.”


By this point, the Internet was in outrage, including former winner on “The Bachelor,” Melissa Rycroft (who got dumped), shared, “Yes, it’s April Fool’s….and yes, I think I have a pretty good sense of humor, and I don’t tend to take things too seriously. However, taking today to make a joke about being pregnant, is NOT FUNNY. It is insensitive, rude, and in completely poor taste…”

She went on to say, “I have suffered from loss of a pregnancy, and have many friends who have struggled with infertility and loss of their babies. So when someone takes today to make a joke about a fake pregnancy, it shows a lack of empathy, class, and to be honest, just common sense. (Ahem…Arie..)”


A number of fans expressed their outrage as well.