Love Is Blind star Mark Cuevas is having a baby – but not with anybody from the show.
The 26-year-old, who was famously left by the altar by Jessica Batten on the Netflix hit, has announced he is going to be a dad, with his girlfriend of five months Aubrey Rainey pregnant with their first child.
Mark confirmed the news on his Instagram page, sharing a series of sweet pictures with Aubrey, 25, holding their baby scan, the couple kissing while holding a sign reading: ‘Our little pumpkin, Baby Cuevas April 2021’, and Mark wearing a cap reading ‘Dad’.
The reality star captioned his post: ‘Baby Cuevas 4.29.21’, and the congratulations messages began rolling in.
Love Is Blind castmate Damian Powers wrote: ‘Congrats to you both brother! You’re going to be an incredible dad and I wish all three of you all the love and happiness life has to offer’, while his girlfriend Giannina Gibelli commented: ‘Ahhhhh congratulations!!!’
And Kenny Barnes – who recently got engaged – commented: ‘How cool – congrats to you and your respective families!’
While Baby Cuevas isn’t due until April 2021, they already have their own Instagram handle, @babycuevas_ – you’ve got to respect the hustle.
Speaking to People, the couple explained they found out they were expecting after the Labor Day weekend in early September, and are overjoyed with the news.
They added of their fresh relationship: ‘ We met at a restaurant in Atlanta, kept in contact and started visiting each other frequently.
‘We took a Fourth of July trip to Savannah, Georgia, where we officially started dating and then never left each other’s side since.’
While Aubrey began sharing pictures of her beau on social media in June, Mark debuted his relationship on Instagram in July.
Aubrey is from Ohio, but has moved to Atlanta to be with her baby daddy, and the pair are also dog parents to Nova, who they introduced on social media last month.
Mark’s big announcement may seem rather speedy, seeing as we saw him about to marry another woman earlier this year, but Love Is Blind was actually filmed between October and November 2018.
The show – which yes, was somehow only aired in February – became an instant smash and much of the attention was on Mark’s relationship with Jessica, who was 10 years older and really, really wanted to get married.
That is, until she realised she didn’t want to get married to Mark, and left him at the altar, weeks after getting engaged without having ever seen each other.
But the drama continued up until this year, when Lauren ‘LC’ Chamblin, who was featured in the pods section of Love Is Blind, claimed on Reddit that she had been dating Mark in May this year, only to discover he was also seeing someone else.
Mark said at the time: ‘I enjoyed spending time with LC for a few weeks, but at no point were we in an exclusive relationship, as LC confirmed herself. I wish her the absolute best.’
As for his ex-fiance Jessica, the 35-year-old confirmed in July that she is dating doctor Benjamin McGrath.
Love Is Blind has been recommissioned for a second and third season, and we’re not surprised, considering its ratings and also its success rate in forming couples.
Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton are still married and are rather adorable on Instagram, as are Amber Pike and Matt Barnett.
And despite Damian dumping Giannina at the altar, the pair are back together, albeit without an engagement ring.
Love Is Blind is available to watch on Netflix.Credit: Original article published here.