Ashley Spivey of Bachelor Nation announced on Instagram on April 21 that she is expecting a son, five months after her miscarriage. Continue reading for her touching letter.
Ashley Spivey of Bachelor Nation is expecting a baby, and she’s keeping her fans updated on her emotional journey.
The 36-year-old The Bachelor season 15 contestant shared her ultrasound on Instagram on Wednesday, April 21, and revealed she’s six weeks and six days pregnant. The announcement comes five months after she and her partner, Steve Hunsberger, lost their baby CJ in November 2020.
Ashley added a pregnant-woman emoji to her latest post and captioned it, “Plot twist.” “As you are all aware, I recently completed the IVF procedure, and we decided to freeze the embryos in order to give my body more time to rest. We intended to move in May, but as with so many things in my life, I should have known that if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
Ashley, who battled for Brad Womack’s final rose during his second stint on the dating franchise in 2011, admitted that she is still pregnant in her post. But she clarified that she wanted to be transparent about the most recent change in her and Steve’s relationship, which began in 2016.
She wrote, “This is my reality and I don’t want to have to stay silent about it because of taboos or a fear of jinxing it. I’m scared and I’m nervous but I’m also overjoyed. I’d be lying if I said that I’m not constantly thinking of CJ but I have to think that he had a little part in this.”
Among the elated members of Bachelor Nation who sent support was Catherine Giudici, who commented, “yaaaay! I will be praying over that sweet little nugget and you every day!!”
Former The Bachelorette lead Ali Fedotowsky wrote, “In tears reading this! I could not be more happy for you! Congratulations!”
Ashley, who served as a nanny before appearing on the ABC dating show and has recently appeared in weekly Instagram Live videos with The Bachelor blogger Reality Steve, has been updating her Instagram followers on her IVF operation. Following her miscarriage in May 2019, the actress has been outspoken about infertility issues.
“After a miscarriage and a stillbirth, I’m starting my IVF journey,” she wrote on Feb. 16.
Ashley wrapped up her April 21 message by discussing her maternal-fetal medicine specialist’s plans for the baby’s birth. She also stated that the timing would provide comfort in the midst of painful memories.
“My due date is December 9,” she wrote, “but my MFMA told me in a previous meeting that she wanted me to deliver at 37 weeks.” “Which means this tiny seed baby will arrive between my father’s and CJ’s deaths. It’s almost as if they knew I needed a pick-me-up to get me through November.”