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Love Is Blind Star Mark Cuevas and Girlfriend Aubrey Rainey Expecting Their First Child

Mark Cuevas is going to be a dad!

PEOPLE exclusively confirms that the Love Is Blind star, 26, and his girlfriend Aubrey Rainey, 25, are expecting their first child in April 2021.

"We found out together after a weekend spent with friends and family in West Virginia for Labor Day weekend," the parents-to-be tell PEOPLE.

Rainey, who is from Ohio and now lives with Cuevas in Atlanta, also says she felt "very fatigued in the beginning" of her pregnancy. "No morning sickness at all, thankfully! Luckily I am starting to get a lot of the normal energy back," she shares.

The couple has been dating since the summer. "We met at a restaurant in Atlanta, kept in contact and started visiting each other frequently," they say. "We took a Fourth of July trip to Savannah, Georgia, where we officially started dating and then never left each other's side since."

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Season 1 of Love Is Blind, which hit Netflix in February but was filmed in 2018, chronicled Cuevas and ex-fiancée Jessica Batten's relationship. After getting engaged sight unseen, she ended up leaving him at the altar, citing their 10-year age difference as a factor in her decision.

In a previous statement to PEOPLE, Cuevas denied that he was in an exclusive relationship with Chamblin while they were together. "I enjoyed spending time with LC for a few weeks, but at no point were we in an exclusive relationship, as LC confirmed herself," he said. "I wish her the absolute best."

Cuevas first introduced his fans and followers to Rainey in July, when he shared a photo of them on Instagram with the caption, "Thankful."

"He's very happy with her," a source told PEOPLE of Cuevas and Rainey. Although he initially kept her identity a secret, Cuevas finally tagged Rainey in a September post.






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'Real Housewives of Dallas' Star Brandi Redmond Expecting Baby No. 4

Baby makes six! Brandi Redmond revealed that she and her husband, Bryan Redmond, are expecting their fourth child together.

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The Real Housewives of Dallas star, 42, shared the happy news via Instagram on Friday, October 23. Redmond posted a photo featuring pumpkins painted with the birth year of each of her three children. At the end of the row was a fourth pumpkin for their unborn child who is expected in 2021.

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We decorated pumpkins for our little pumpkin patch this afternoon.God works in mysterious ways and we are so thankful for his grace and glory.You never know what his plan is but we know heโ€™s got us in the palm of his hand.We have much to be thankful for this holiday season and want to thank all of you for your prayers, love and out pouring support. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

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โ€œWe decorated pumpkins for our little pumpkin patch this afternoon,โ€ she captioned the post. โ€œGod works in mysterious ways and we are so thankful for his grace and glory. You never know what his plan is but we know heโ€™s got us in the palm of his hand. We have much to be thankful for this holiday season and want to thank all of you for your prayers, love and out pouring support.โ€

Brandi and Bryan are already the parents of daughter Brooklyn, 11, daughter Brinkley, 9, and son Bruin, 2, whom they adopted in 2018. Earlier this month, the Bravo star revealed her mother-in-law, Jill Marie Redmond, died in a car accident, but Brinkley survived the crash.

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โ€œMy husbands beautiful mom has gone on to be with our Savior and my sister in laws said it best โ€ฆ so I PLEASE ask that you keep my family in your prayers during this difficult time and I ask that you lift my sweet Brinkley up as she continues to heal and that God protects her heart and eyes from this tragedy,โ€ Brandi wrote via Instagram at the time. โ€œI am so thankful for her life. This is probably the most thankful yet pain Iโ€™ve ever felt.โ€

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Days later, Brandi shared an emotional tribute to her daughter in the wake of the accident. โ€œOh my sweet Brinkley. Words will never express how much I love you,โ€ she wrote via Instagram. โ€œRight now I feel like someone gutted my soul and faith. I know you know how important the blood of Jesus is over you and to release Gods angels to protect you, what we pray daily and Iโ€™m so thankful for this and you. Stay strong my baby.โ€

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Mena Suvari Is Pregnant! Actress, 41, Expecting First Child: 'All I Ever Wanted for Years'

Mena Suvari's dream is coming true: She's going to be a mom!

The American Beauty actress and her husband Michael Hope are expecting their first child, a baby boy, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"It's still this process for me of believing it and accepting that something this beautiful could happen for me," says Suvari, who will welcome her son next spring. "It's been a very emotional experience. It's very weird finding out — I was like, I can't believe it!"

"I've had to learn how to be a different way with my appetite and my sleep habits and not pushing myself, asking for help — all these things are hard for an independent woman!" the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE.

Although the couple, who wed in 2018, were hoping to grow their family, Suvari admits the pregnancy still came as a surprise. Earlier this year, Suvari and Hope decided to actively start trying for a baby — and what ensued was months of an emotional rollercoaster met with its fair share of disappointment.

"I was recording my temperature every morning and peeing on these ovulation sticks," the mom-to-be explains. "You expect that it'll happen and it didn't. I got to this place where I felt overwhelmed and stressed out."

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Adding to the pressure to conceive quickly was Suvari's age. "I'm 41 and there's this air of like, I've got one foot in the grave and good luck," she says, sharing that the mounting stress and continuous negative pregnancy tests made the actress finally take a step back.

"I was like, I can't do this anymore. I'm so tired of stressing over this. I was trying to feel like if it's meant, it's meant," she adds. "I was being really open like the Aquarian that I am — if this is my path or not."

Suvari shifted her focus back to her work, traveling to Georgia in mid-July to film on location. It was there, she recalls, that she suddenly felt a sudden shift in her body.

"At first I thought I was having jet lag because I'm really sensitive," Suvari remembers. "By the end of July, I had a couple of other symptoms and I decided to take a test and there it was. It was a huge surprise, an absolute miracle!"

Suvari continues, "It was something that we've always wanted, but a couple months before, I had stopped calculating. I pulled back and let go, which apparently they say that that's when it happens."

In the end, Suvari credits her ability to trust in her own body despite outside opinions on her maternal age. "Even in my late 30s, I had people questioning me. It put a lot of fear in you," she says of becoming a mother later in life. "It took a lot of work to really pull back from that and really believe and trust in my own body and where I was at, have my own journey with it."

"One of the doctors that I saw, he asked if this was an old-fashioned pregnancy. I was like, 'Well yeah, why not?' It doesn't have to always be another way." she adds. "Yes, it's wonderful that we have that, but I really want women to feel empowered with themselves. If you know your body and you feel healthy, I think that it's just a matter of time. That's what happened to me."

After basking in their baby bliss, the couple were thrown for a loop when it was time for Suvari to schedule her first ultrasound. After calling to confirm the appointment, the actress was taken aback to learn her husband would not be able to join her due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"I remember talking to my doctor and they were like, 'Okay, you have to wear a mask, you have to come alone … ' I was like, 'Wait a minute, he can't come?' They were like, 'No, sorry.' My husband came home and I told him and we were both so sad," she says.

"I was able to take videos, but when you think about it, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity," the mom-to-be adds. "Obviously we know we do what we have to do, but it feels like you're missing out. Now we have our videos and those are good memories. At the end of the day, we're very grateful.

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Now almost halfway through her second trimester, Suvari is indulging in her pregnancy cravings — for the mom-to-be, that's been plenty of fruit and Indian cuisine — as she prepares to welcome her son, whom the couple have decided to name after his late grandfather. Despite having an "amazing" doctor, the American Pie star is opting for a doula and a home birth when it comes time to deliver.

"When I thought of what I wanted, [my doula is] like the embodiment of Mother Earth. I was like, this is the vibe that I want," she says of having a natural birth plan. "I know none of these things we can control and so much of it changes. We'll find out what the real deal is, but that's my plan and I hope it can go that way."

As she turns her thoughts toward the couple's future as a family of three, Suvari is excited about bonding with her baby boy. Her son's childhood, she promises, will be spent with present parents prepared to soak up all the lessons he will teach them.

"I've always had this attitude of, I can't wait to get to know them. I just want to be like, who are you? Where do you come from? What do you have to teach me?" says the expectant star. "I want to give as much as I can and try to communicate as much as possible and be really present."

Jokes Suvari, "But I don't want to be that helicopter parent! I feel like my husband is going to be the cool one and I'm going to be the one that's nervous about everything."

"I'm still falling into that place and just feeling so honored that he came to us," she says. "It's all I ever wanted for years. Even before I met my husband, I always wanted a little boy and it just feels so beautiful and special."






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American Tennis Pro Taylor Townsend Expecting First Child: 'I'm So Excited'

Taylor Townsend has some big news to share: she's becoming a mother!

The American tennis pro, 24, announced on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child.

"BIG ANNOUNCEMENT," Townsend, who competed in the U.S. Open last month, wrote on social media. "Life has a funny way of putting you exactly where you are supposed to be. I'm so excited to embark on the journey of motherhood!!"

Alongside the celebratory hashtag "Baby Townsend 2021," the athlete shared a video that reflected on her career and everything she's overcome.

"At four years old I was told I would never make it and I should quit. At 12 I became the youngest-ever to win the Georgia state qualifier," she said in a voice-over. "At 15, I didn't think I was good enough, but I proved myself wrong by winning the junior Australian open in singles and in doubles."

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As the video continued, Towsend shared how much she's looking forward to motherhood.

"My entire life, my entire career, I've heard you can't, you won't and I've used it as a reason to fight hard and as motivation to keep playing," she said, as the voice-over continued alongside footage of Townsend showing off her baby bump on the court.

"I'm sure this won't be any different, so I'll have to prove them wrong again," she added, going on to share that her baby is due in March.

The exited athlete also updated her social media profile to read "Pro tennis player" and "mom to be."

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Townsend, who played in the 2020 U.S. Open while pregnant, competed in both the singles and doubles tournaments.

Alongside partner Asia Muhammad, the pair advanced to the semi-final in doubles, while Townsend exited the singles competition after the first round.

She is currently ranked 90th in the Women's Tennis Association rankings.

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