The Bachelor’s Matty J And Laura Byrne Open Up About Suffering A Heartbreaking Miscarriage

The couple's baby joy comes after a sad loss

The Bachelor’s Matthew Johnson and Laura Byrne recently took a major step in their relationship by moving in together and now the couple, who have been dating for 18 months, are expecting their first child together. Announcing that Laura is 15 weeks pregnant via a heartwarming Instagram post which included a sonogram of their growing baby. 

I’m so bad at keeping secrets so I’m EXTREMELY excited to let everyone know, we are having a little baby! @ladyandacat I love you more than words can describe,” Johnson, 32, wrote. “I can’t wait to start our family together. WE ARE GOING TO BE PARENTS!!”

Toni May jewelry designer Laura wrote: “WE ARE HAVING A BABY🎉 👶🏻 !!!! Old mate @matthewdavidjohnson and I are beyond excited to finally be able to share that I’m cooking an orange-sized baby Johnson-Byrne. Happy doesn’t even come close ❤️ (Have a look at the last picture – it’s little hand is waving at everyone 😂😍 my heart).”

The happy news comes after the couple suffered a miscarriage in June of this year when Byrne was seven weeks pregnant. She fell pregnant again, just a few weeks later taking them both by surprise. “We’d heard so many stories about how it had been so difficult for some people and obviously we thought it was going to be difficult for me because of what had already happened,” Laura told The Daily Telegraph.

“When you’ve had a miscarriage, you worry if there is something wrong with you,” she admits. “It is not something that people really talk about but actually one in four pregnancies end that way, you just don’t hear about it.”

Back in June, Matty revealed that a proposal might be imminent. “Marriage is on the cards too – but we don’t want to rush anything,” the former Marketing manager told Now To Love.

This article originally appeared on InStyle.

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