Baby on board! The bachelorette alum Ben Zornfiancé, Stacy Santilena, is pregnant with their first child.
“Today would be our wedding day … But we decided to make this day special anyway,” 31-year-old Zorn wrote via Instagram on Saturday, July 25, next to pictures of him putting his hand on Santilena’s baby bump while his dog Zeus carries a “Promoted to Big Brother” sign.
“When we decided to postpone our wedding, we talked about the future and how it would work [sic] it. Of course we started talking about a family. I always knew I wanted to be a father, but I didn’t know when I would be ready, ”the former reality star continued. Several doctors told Stacy, based on certain health factors, that it would become extremely difficult for her to conceive, and the chances would continue to decrease as time went on. Long story short … out of a miracle (or vigorous swimmers) we started trying and got pregnant on the first try! WE EXPECT! ”
Zorn admitted that the pair are “terrified and excited at the same time” and telling fans that they “won’t let the new corona virus stop” [us] to move forward. ‘
He added, “I’m so excited to have a baby with the love of my life and I know she will be the best mom! Our coat babies will have a rough awakening, but I’m sure they will be great too. Cheers to good news in 2020 and a positive outlook on 2021! We are excited to share all this with the world, it will be a great ride! PS. Open for any advice haha. ”
Santilena, for her part, wrote about her Instagram page that she had “mixed emotions” about what would have been their wedding day. (The couple postponed their marriage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
“But today we are sharing even more exciting news with everyone! We are allowed to bring a little baby to this world in February 2021 and love it for the rest of our lives! Something I never thought possible! she wrote, noting that she had been “written off mother for years” because of her “low ovarian function.”
Santilena continued: “When COVID-19 took place and we decided to push our wedding back a whole year, @benzornlife looked at me with those baby fever eyes and I couldn’t say no. Wait another year to try it, our chance “We finally decided to try it in May. Ben and I were pregnant in June. First. Dang. Try! I’m still in shock and still don’t believe this is really happening.”
She closed her post by saying she “can’t wait to have baby Z at our wedding next year.”
Zorn and Santilena started dating in September 2017 and got engaged in August 2019. The personal trainer joined in earlier Kaitlyn Bristoweseason of The bachelorette in 2015 and season 4 of Bachelor of Paradise two years later.
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