Arie Luyendyk Jr's Fools' Day prank that fiance Lauren is pregnant did not amuse anyone

Arie Luyendyk Jr's Fools' Day prank that fiance Lauren is pregnant did not amuse anyone
Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk (Getty Images)

A harmless April Fools' Day prank totally backfired in 'The Bachelor' star, Arie Luyendyk Jr's face. The 36-year-old from Season 22 of the show took to social media on the first of April to post a photograph of a pregnant woman which was intended to look like his 25-year-old fiance, Lauren Burnham. 

The image was uploaded with the caption: "Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven!" The prank did not amuse any of his fans and followers who were quick to call out the prank and Luyendyk. 

Before Arie could even comment on the picture admitting that it was a prank or say "April Fools", many fans called out the bad joke and said that it was like he was mocking couples that struggle to have children.

One fan commented, "I have and will be a fan of them and wish them nothing but the best. BUT the pain is real and those that have been through it realize that. Just thinking of others…something a lot of people forget to do now days." 

Another displeased fan wrote, "Shame on y’all for this. So many women are trying everything they can to conceive and then you joke about this? It’s just really in poor taste.. A "we eloped" photo would have been much more appropriate."


Neither Arie nor his fiance Lauren have commented on the mishap and have been silent. 

"Nothing about this is funny or a joke. One in four women have suffered a loss of pregnancy. A tremendous amount people are battling unexplained infertility. This is insensitive, and shows your lack of compassion (again)," yet another fan expressed. 

Some fans, on the other hand, dismissed the prank as harmless and inconsequential and were not affected by Arie's poor joke.

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