Former Season 20 winner of The Bachelor Lauren Bushnell (she was previously engaged to Bachelor Ben Higgins) surprised her husband, county singer Chris Lane, with news that they are expanding their family — sooner than expected!
The country star and his wife are expecting baby number two in late October, they confirmed to People. Their second child will join son Dutton Walker, who turns 1 this week.
“To be quite honest, I’ve never been more shocked in my entire life, because this was very much an unexpected surprise,” Lauren said, revealing that in her excitement to show Chris the positive pregnancy test earlier this year, she interrupted him as he was putting the baby down for a nap.
“I was just so in shock that I came running into Dutton’s room and flipped the light on really quick. And Chris was like, ‘What are you doing? I’m trying to get our child to go to sleep! Can you turn the light off?!’ And I was like, ‘I’m pregnant’ — just in shock. And he was equally shocked when I gave him that news.”
“When we found out, Dutton was almost 8 months old and I didn’t feel anything. I truly had no symptoms. I was actually more so taking a pregnancy test just to reconfirm that was not what was going on! And to my surprise and to Chris’ surprise, it was very much positive.”
“We had planned on having at least two kids,” Lauren continued, “so we’re very thankful that it was able to happen for us, even if it wasn’t necessarily on our exact timing. We’re both just incredibly excited.”
The pregnancy has brought the couple, who married in October 2019, “even closer, when I didn’t think that was possible,” said Chris, who will be playing fairs and festivals this summer. “We make a great team.”
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