90 Day Fiance couple Loren Goldstone and Alexei Brovarnik have announced they have a baby on the way!
Loren and Alexei, who appeared on Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance followed by the first two seasons of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, are expecting their first child.
We’re so excited to finally say, BabyBrov is on its way! For those of you saying I’m pregnant, well, ding ding ding, we cannot wait to welcome our baby boy or girl this Spring! #teambrovarnik #babybrov #May2020 #nextchapter #happilyeverafter,” Loren captioned a series of photos of the couple.
Along with photos of the couple, Loren also posted three pairs of Adidas shoes — Alexei’s sneakers, her own, and a tiny pair of kicks for the baby.
And Alexei captioned the same photos, “Yes it’s true we are pregnant couldn’t be more excited, I AM GOING TO BE A DADDY !!! #teambrovarnik #blessed #BabyBrov#may2020.”
The pair told Us Weekly finding out about the pregnancy was “a surreal moment” in their lives.
“For me, I see a lot of people I know (personally) announcing their own exciting news, and now it’s my turn,” Loren, 31, told Us.
“I’m excited, terrified, over the moon, nervous and so much more! Alex is hands down the best partner I could have ever asked for during this time.”
Alexei, also 31, agreed he was feeling a wide array of emotions as well.
“I’m very excited and happy, but nervous and scared at the same time,” said the 31-year-old Israel native.
Loren apparently couldn’t be happier about the pregnancy, but she admitted her first trimester “wasn’t easy.”
“He was and is an amazing support system,” Loren told the magazine.
“We are just overjoyed and cannot wait to meet our baby this spring! The fact that it happened in Israel just makes it that much more special for us. We have been through a lot, and we’re just so excited for this next journey together!”
Loren and Alexei announced back in the spring they had agreed to begin trying to conceive a baby in late 2019 in the hopes of having their first baby together in 2020.
90 Day Fiance: What Now?’s third season included two episodes that provided viewers with an update on Loren and Alexei’s life in Hollywood Beach, FL.
The 90 Day Fiance: What Now? episodes — which were released online by TLC on April 15, along with the rest of the original digital series’ 21-episode third season — showed the couple disagreeing on when would be the right time to start their family and where it would fall in their list of priorities.
However, in the end, Alexei finally caved in and told Loren — who had a baby fever — they could shoot to have their first child in mid-2020.
“I definitely think we’re at that point in our marriage was having a baby would be a good thing. It wouldn’t put a strain on our relationship,” Loren told the cameras.
“It wouldn’t be to help our relationship; I think it would give us a balance.”
Loren and Alexei were married for just over three years and had become new homeowners at the time the 90 Day Fiance: What Now? scenes were filmed.
Loren admitted to her husband the spark in their relationship had dissipated and tried for a baby might bring it back.
“She wants more than us, and I think that’s just the next step and we’re going to work towards it,” Alexei revealed.
Alexei told his wife getting pregnant “might be good” for them, “like, soon… not too long from now.”
“I think we’re ready,” Loren told her husband, before asking Alexei to clarify his ideal timeline for welcoming a child.
“Ideal date is August [in 2020],” he confirmed.
“Which means we’ll have to start trying…” Loren began.
“In November 2019,” Alexei determined.
Loren wanted to move that date up to October 2019, but Alexei wasn’t willing to budge because he had a feeling Loren would get pregnant right away, which turned out to be correct!
“Okay, so we have a plan! We’ll aim… for August , and if it doesn’t happen in August, we’ll just keep going. And whatever happens, happens,” Alexei told his wife.
“You can’t push me too much anymore. We have a plan and that’s it.”
Prior to agreeing on a timeline for their first baby, Alexei and Loren held opposing views on when to start trying.
Not only were the new homeowners looking to renovate the kitchen and bathroom of their dated Florida condo, but Alexei was also going through the “long and tedious process” of obtaining his American citizenship — and he was in the final steps.
Loren hoped to obtain his American citizenship before starting a family, telling the 90 Day Fiance: What Now? cameras, “It will make me feel more comfortable with moving on with our lives and babies and next steps in our marriage.”
But Loren was aching for a baby, and many of her friends were already pregnant.
“Something in my heart is saying I’m ready like if it happens, I’ll be ready,” Loren told the cameras.
Alexei didn’t think Loren was taking into account how expensive it was going to be to renovate their home and raise a child. He didn’t think they could afford to do it all at once.
Alexei’s original plan, as a result, was to obtain his citizenship within six to eight months, renovate their house, travel as a couple, and then get pregnant.
But Loren accused her husband of using his citizenship “an excuse to delay other things” — and she admittedly didn’t “want to wait much longer” to start a family.
Loren began to fear Alexei might never be ready.
“I don’t know if I’m ready for a baby right now,” Alexei confessed during the show. “But I don’t know if anybody is ever really ready for it… I wish I knew what being ready for a kid looks like.”
Alexei not only felt pressure to make Loren happy since she had envisioned having a few babies by age 30, but both of their families also wanted a baby in the picture soon.
Loren and Alexei met on a birthright trip to Israel. She was the staff leader and Alexei was the medic, and she found him “incredibly handsome.”
The pair kept in touch once Loren returned to the United States, and then she visited him five times in one year — which resulted in an engagement.
Once Alexei got approved for the K-1 visa and traveled to America, the couple got married during his 90-day visit in September 2015. They also subsequently had a second ceremony in Israel in July 2016 so both of their families could celebrate.
Loren and Alexei currently appear together on 90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk, which features former 90 Day Fiance cast members offering commentary on the reality franchise’s current episodes.
The seventh season of 90 Day Fiance is set to premiere Sunday, November 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on TLC.