Vienna Girardi is headed for double diaper duty. The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love winner and Bachelor Pad alum has announced that she is pregnant — with twins! The babies will be the first children for Girardi, according to Us Weekly.
Vienna posted a photo of her sonogram to Instagram to announce her pregnancy to her 10,000 followers. Girardi’s sonogram clearly depicts “Twin A” and “Twin B” encased in a heart, and the photo is captioned with the words “Twice the blessing twice the fun.” Vienna didn’t include any other caption on the social media post.
Vienna Girardi became engaged to her boyfriend of three years, NASCAR racer Todd Allen, in August of 2016, but some of her subsequent social media posts make it unclear if they are still together. Vienna Girardi has not spoken out on the identity of the father of her twins.
The former ABC star, who made headlines for her volatile relationship with Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, became engaged at the end of the former pilot’s season of The Bachelor and was by his side during his subsequent Dancing with the Stars stint. But the couple split in 2010, just three months after their reality TV fairytale aired, and the breakup was so bad that it warranted an ABC primetime showdown moderated by Chris Harrison that culminated with Vienna calling her ex a “fake liar” and storming off the set in tears.
In one of the ugliest exchanges, Pavelka admitted to Girardi’s previous claims that he didn’t have sex with her during most of their rollercoaster of a relationship.
“What guy in America would ever want to be intimate with someone who undermines him, emasculates and doesn’t respect him?” the Bachelor star said of Girardi.
The former airline pilot also called Vienna out for always bossing him around, for allegedly cheating on him (Girardi denied it, pointing out that the other man in question was gay), and for selling their breakup story to a tabloid for big bucks.
“You disgust me,” Jake told Vienna as America watched in horror.
You can see some Jake and Vienna’s ugly post-Bachelor exchange in the video below.
While Vienna and Jake reunited the following summer on Bachelor Pad 2, it wasn’t for love. The ABC powers-that-be knew the awkward reunion of the estranged exes would heat up the summertime spinoff. On BP2, Vienna repeatedly butted heads with Jake then turned her attention to her then-boyfriend and fellow franchise alum Kasey Kahl. Girardi and Kahl called it quits in 2011, a few months after the Bachelor spinoff wrapped. By 2013, Vienna Girardi was dating Allen and seemed to be at the happiest place in her life yet.
After a whirlwind ride as a Bachelor villain, Vienna Girardi all but disappeared from the reality TV landscape. She told Radar Online she found herself 35 pounds heavier when she first came home from L.A. and eventually swore off reality TV for good.
“Truthfully, I don’t watch reality TV because I understand now that reality TV isn’t reality,” Vienna told Radar.
Girardi admitted that “reality TV stars have a very short television life.”
Vienna Girardi is the latest former Bachelor starlet who’s part of a bona fide Bachelor baby boom. Past winners and runenr-ups of the reality franchise who have recently given birth include Emily Maynard, Desiree Hartsock, Ashley Hebert, Ali Fedotowsky, DeAnna Pappas, Jillian Harris, and Catherine Giudici Lowe. Girardi has not yet revealed her due date, but expect to see double the fun on her social media feeds sometime before the end of this year.
Take a look at Vienna Girardi’s adorable sonogram below:
The Bachelor returns to ABC in January.
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