‘Bringing Up Bates’: Whitney Bates Pregnant and Diagnosed With COVID-19

'Bringing Up Bates': Whitney Bates Pregnant and Diagnosed With COVID-19Bringing Up Bates spoilers reveal that the Bates family is getting bigger as Whitney Bates has revealed that she and husband Zach are expecting their fourth child in June 2021. The glorious news was followed up by news that both parents, “unfortunately contracted COVID-19” shortly after learning they were expecting. Zach is the oldest of Gil and Kelly Jo Bates’ 19 children and stars on the UPtv reality show which follows Gil and Kelly Jo as they raise 19 children and nine grandchildren … and counting!

Zach and Whitney Bates are expanding their beautiful once again

A spokesperson for the Bates’ has confirmed to People that soon the happy family will be welcoming a new addition. “We are so excited to share the news that we are expecting baby No. 4 in June 2021!” says Whitney.

“There’s no way to describe the joy in our hearts right now. It feels like all of our free time is spent talking about and planning for this new little blessing that will soon fill our home with smiles and giggles.” The couple are parents to daughters Khloé Eileen, 1, and Kaci Lynn, 4, as well as son Bradley Gilvin, 6.

Whitney Bates is expecting a new baby and had COVID-19

Bringing Up Bates cast member Whitney added that “Brad and Kaci are already trying to guess the gender, and we feel like each day is a celebration just anticipating baby No. 4 joining our family!”

She also told People that her pregnancy news was followed by the news that both she and husband Zach had contracted coronavirus.

'Bringing Up Bates': Whitney Bates Pregnant and Diagnosed With COVID-19

As she explained, “Shortly after we found out we were pregnant, Zach, unfortunately, contracted COVID-19 at his work and I ended up testing positive as well. It was a rough couple of weeks for our family, with a lot of prayers going up for the new baby, but we thankfully have all recovered and feel healthy again.”

The Bates kids are already trying to guess the gender of their new sibling

According to Whitney, “Knowing that COVID-19 can cause side effects in pregnancies, even after it has run its course, we are working closely with Dr. Vick to ensure the health and safety of our new little one, and so far everything is looking perfect!”

Zach and Whitney have shared with fans their personal journey including a miscarriage weeks after they made the announcement of a new baby in summer 2018.

Whitney and Zach have made it a point to say that they were comforted by all of the fans who reached out on social media after learning of their loss.

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