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'Bachelor' star Bekah Martinez announces 'dream come true' pregnancy

FOX News logo FOX News 2018-09-12 Morgan Evans
a person standing posing for the camera: Bekah Martinez, who was a cast member on the most recent season of "The Bachelor," has announced that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend. © © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Bekah Martinez, who was a cast member on the most recent season of "The Bachelor," has announced that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend.

"Bachelor" alum Bekah Martinez has announced that she is pregnant shortly after appearing on the dating show as a possible love hopeful for Arie Luyendyk Jr. earlier on in the year.

The 22-year-old reality star who has been in a seven-month relationship with Grayston Leonard, revealed the news of her pregnancy to Pure Wow on Wednesday. 

"I was in disbelief and thought, 'Is this really happening?'" Martinez told the outlet. "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 added that the news has been "legitimately a dream come true."

Martinez was known as one of the youngest "Bachelor" contestants on the famous series. The contestant vied for Luyendyk Jr.'s heart despite their 14-year age difference. But the star has moved on from the days of the "Bachelor" drama and is reportedly ready for her future as a mother. 

"She is really excited to share this news with everyone and says she is ready for this new and exciting chapter," a source told E! News. 

The reality star also revealed that she is 20 weeks along and has already gone through some "rough" patches with the pregnancy adding that she has no intention of walking down the aisle with a baby bump. 

"It's going by so fast! I'm feeling super energized," she said before admitting that she doesn't want to get married to her man of seven-months while pregnant. "It's a horrible idea for us to consider with all of the hormones and the stress we're experiencing. The last thing we need is to consider another commitment on top of what we're already going through...Regardless, we're bound together by sharing this little life."

Martinez is remembered for being somewhat of a controversial "Bachelor" cast member. The young star first caused trouble when she accused the former bachelor of private messaging her on social media after he proposed to his now fiancee, Lauren Burnham. She also took to social media to accuse former "Bachelorette" contestant Leandro "Leo" Dottavio of sexual harassment by sharing Instagram stories from other women who claimed that he had acted inappropriately toward them.

But despite causing drama on the famed reality show, the soon-to-be mom recently told Glamour Magazine that she is grateful to have had the experience and she'd even consider doing it again.

"Being on The Bachelor was 100 percent worth it," she admitted."It gets you a lot of exposure, and it's no secret that a lot of the women are able to support themselves after the show through social media advertising. I'm very lucky that I've had a lot of different opportunities come my way, through appearances and sponsored social media posts. And 'The Bachelor' was really just a wonderful experience overall, so I'd certainly do it all over again."

But for now, Martinez is stepping away from the dating-show social scene to focus on her new bundle of joy. 

"It's the one thing that I've known with certainty for so long," she said. "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."

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