They’re expecting! Although last week’s episode of Bravo’s Newlyweds: The First Year ended with Erik Courtney and new wife Nadine Jolie Courtney relieved that a pregnancy test turned out to be negative, the couple learned just a few weeks later (during the Tuesday, March 31 episode) that they were expecting their first child, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.
“At one point Nadine was upset with me because I didn’t want to have a baby right away because I was freaked out about everything from the cost of a baby to the logistics,” Erik admitted to Us. “We’d only been together for such a short amount of time. Everybody tells you babies are so consuming, and I just didn’t want to go there.”
But the couple told Us that the negative test was a turning point in their relationship.
“When we had our scare it was the first time I started really thinking about [having children] very seriously and I was surprised to find I wasn’t scared or anxious, I was actually excited and was disappointed to realize that I wasn’t pregnant,” Nadine confessed. “When we took the second one, we were both just so excited and so over the moon.”
In fact, the two said the happy discovery felt destined. “Not to be cheesy, but I do believe there is a plan for us and I do believe that certain things are fated, and everything about this relationship has felt right from the moment we met until getting pregnant so soon,” Nadine said. “We do things quickly, but it’s because it does feel like we’re meant to be together. It feels like it’s all for a reason.”
The Courtneys stayed mum on whether they were expecting a boy or a girl, but separate psychics have told both Erik and Nadine in the past that they’d have a specific gender.
“We both had been told by a psychic before … that we would have a girl first,” Erik said, adding that the pair didn’t mind either way. “In the back of our heads we also felt really strongly that if it’s a boy, that’s great too.”
Watch the couple discover their happy news in Us Weekly’s exclusive clip below, and follow the rest of their pregnancy journey on Newlyweds: The First Year every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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