The Bachelor star Bekah Martinez recently went public with her unexpected pregnancy, but now she’s certainly not shy about showing off her growing baby bump.
The Bachelor Nation star, who was on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor, showed up in the audience of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, October 1, to support her friend, Joe Amabile.
Not only was she sitting next to her pal, Kendall Long — who is dating Joe after meeting on Bachelor in Paradise — she was also proudly rocking her baby bump next to her boyfriend, Grayston Leonard.
“[Bekah’s] boyfriend was sitting next to her and they both rubbed her belly throughout the show. Bekah was glowing at the beginning and seemed very radiant and cheerful, but she looked much more tired after the second hour,” a source told Us Weekly.
The 23-year-old broke the news about her pregnancy back in September and revealed that it came as a total shock to both her and her boyfriend.
“I was in disbelief and thought, ‘Is this really happening?’ I immediately called Grayston and then went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more pregnancy tests. They, of course, were both positive,” she told PureWow.
Despite being overwhelmed by the news, Bekah has always known she’s wanted to be a mother.
“It’s the one thing that I’ve known with certainty for so long. I’ve gone back and forth on the idea of marriage and relationships, but I’ve always felt sure that I want to be a mom,” she shared.”
She even shared the news with her boyfriend on Father’s Day, of all days, which was picture perfect for the happy couple.
“I was crying (happy tears) and said, ‘You’re going to be a dad!’ We hugged, and it was the first time we really got to be overjoyed. We were finally able to celebrate and soak up all of that emotion,” she shared.
Bekah was planning to go on Bachelor in Paradise this past summer; that is, until she met Grayson and fell in love. But, does she ever regret not spending her summer on the beach?
“I think pregnancy is better than Bachelor in Paradise. Although I’m probably equally as sweaty, exhausted, nauseous, stressed out and emotional, at least I don’t have to worry about finding a man. I already have that one covered.”
We can’t wait to meet Bekah’s little son or daughter very soon!