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‘Bachelor’ Alum Bekah Martinez Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Grayston Leonard

Even Chris Harrison didn’t see this one coming! Bachelor Nation’s Bekah Martinez is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Grayston Leonard.

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The 23-year-old, who competed for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s heart on season 22 of the ABC dating series, announced the news during an interview with PureWow, published on Wednesday, September 12.

“I was in disbelief and thought, ’Is this really happening?’” Martinez told the publication. “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.”

Martinez first revealed that she was dating Leonard in July following speculation that she was set to appear on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise.

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“My own private paradise,” she captioned a sweet snap of the pair on Instagram at the time.

The reality TV personality, who is due in January 2019, told PureWow that she thinks “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,” she joked to the outlet. “I already have that one covered.”

The ABC star also made headlines earlier this year when she appeared on a missing persons list in February while The Bachelor was airing. Martinez was reported missing by her mom, who told authorities in November 2017 that she hadn’t heard from her daughter after she supposedly left to work at a local marijuana farm. The nanny clarified the situation during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

“I just decided to go to the mountains with my friends for a couple weeks [after filming The Bachelor] and I was there for six or seven days without phone service, which I thought I was going to have phone service and I told my mother that I would,” she said on February 13. “I just had this weird feeling on the sixth or seventh day. ‘I need to go home now.’ So, I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents and then come to find out [that] only 12 hours before, my mother had called the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department saying that I was missing.”

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While Martinez isn’t sure if there are wedding bells in her and Leonard’s future, she feels confident about becoming a mother. “It’s the one thing that I’ve known with certainty for so long,” she explained. “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.”

Martinez added that the twosome, who are waiting to find out the gender of their baby, are planning on picking a “baby name outside of the Bachelor world.”

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