Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Expecting First Child

12/08/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are expecting!

The Bachelor favorites shared the news on their Instagram accounts Tuesday, with the father-to-be writing, “It’s happening! I’m going to be a dad!”

Giudici shared a second sweet photo, captioning it, “Hey baby.”

The baby-on-the-way will be the couple’s first child.

Sean Lowe Catherine Giudici pregnant expecting first child
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It's happening! I'm going to be a dad! 👰🏻👱🏻👶🏻🐶🐶

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Lowe, 32, and Giudici, 29, will celebrate two years of marriage next month. They captured America’s hearts on season 17 of The Bachelor, but they’ve admitted that marriage isn’t always easy.

The couple is currently appearing on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars to work on their relationship.

They previously played an April Fool’s gag in which they claimed Giudici was pregnant, and later apologized after receiving some negative feedback online.

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Carrie on

Oh good heavens- at least Catherine will have something to do with her life now, other than iron Sean’s clothing.

Skiwoman on

Finally

Maria on

Who wants to bet that they are trying to sell the filming of their baby’s birth to ABC (or any network that will pay for it)?

Jamie on

ABC announces the new bachelorettes and Sean and Catherine decided to randomly announce she is pregnant the same day… Gee, that is not at all surprising.

Anonymous on

Is it me or I he really a fame mongering d bag?seems like he always wants the attention on him

Shell on

I am surprised. I expected a divorce before a baby.

Debra on

I hope they will be okay… they were my favorite until I saw Celebrity Wife Swap with Sean acting like a selfish male chauvinist. I felt a little sorry for Catherine after that. Hopefully he is teachable and will humble himself enough to be able to truly love her. Wish them the best though.

hannahsmom on

For those commenting about the Wife Swap rpisode, I agreed that he was acting like a crazy dictator. But he later tweeted that the whole show was very scripted and he would never leave a honey do list like he did on the show. I think there is very little truth to the wife swap shows.

Anna on

Him & his sister Shay are fame-hungry big time! Celeb wife swap & marriage boot camp are just for $$. So much for being Christians. Sell their souls for $!

DaisyMoon on

So I guess we can look forward to an on-air fake sonogram, like Ashley & JP’s, who by the way, had already announced the sex of their child on Twitter, then acted happy & surprised when the examiner told them they were having a boy.

Smithy on

I hope they’ve figured out a way to monetize the pregnancy and the impending birth….after all, they’re Sean and Catherine. That’s what they do.

heather on

I know nothing of this couple, but they’re on Marriage Boot Camp and bringing a child into this world? Won’t be pretty!

Kay on

The Bachelor, Wife Swap, Marriage Boot Camp, all the shows are scripted! Whatever they did on the second two is no real indication of their relationship. Just like the fairytale edits of The Bachelor aren’t real either. Who knows the truth of their relationship but hopefully they are happy!

Nancy on

having a baby yet their on marriage boot camp……the baby will make it all better…….NOT

Kay Lindquist on

Geez people, are we so negative that we can’t even be happy for Sean and Catherine? Would it really kill you to wish someone else well? I don’t know them any more than anyone else, but I hope they have a very healthy baby & hope they are all healthy & happy.

Awwshucks on

The child will become another chore Sean will add to Catherine’s daily chore list and secondary to what Sean wants and needs. A baby can’t save a marriage barely hanging by a thread.

Anonymous on

Weird timing. Anyone else just feel really uncomfortable reading the headline?

Jessie on

He has GIANT hands.

Chris on

He is such a Dominant…did he really let her keep her last name? I’m sure she is Catherine Lowe now.

Anonymous on

Congratulations to Sean and Catherine.

Marla on

Yay they’re going to make cute baby!

Anonymous on

Yay! So exciting for them. I have always thought they were a great couple.

Cecile on

They’re going to milk this pregnancy and baby fore more more more $$$$$. Go away!

Kat on

Congratulations!! So happy for you two.

Please ignore all the negativity here, these people have nothing better to do with their pathetic lives but to sit behind a keyboard and bash others.

Anonymous on

People who r negative. U don’t live with them so how do u know about them. If u had a chance to make money why not. I would specially w/ the economy so bad. U would too if u had a chance n was offered. Don’t lie!