Here’s what we love about The Bachelor Franchise: It ain’t ever The Bachelor himself, or the related forced-love storylines. Nope, we’re in love with the women we meet along the way — especially ones like Bekah Martinez, who are living life their own damn way, thanks very much. Martinez just had her first child and posted her “mom bod” on Instagram, hairy pits and all. This girl gets our final rose, forever and ever.
“Every mom body is different,” Martinez captioned her Instagram post on March 24. “Some are thin and some are round, some are wrinkly and some are hairy, some are light and some are brown. No one’s body is [puke emoji]. If you think otherwise, kindly f–k off or unfollow.”
Martinez was in the running on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. On that season, Martinez was frequently touted as too young, too outspoken, and too much of a free spirit — all of which made her a fan favorite. It also made perfect sense that she and Kendall Long (the quirky, kind taxidermist) became besties on and off the show. Anyway, when Martinez became very unexpectedly pregnant well after filming The Bachelor, she was understandably freaked out. No, it wasn’t Arie — it was her new beau, Grayston Leonard.
The couple welcomed their newborn daughter in February, posting on Instagram, “On the morning of February 2nd, our little girl joined us earth-side and we will never be the same. We are all as healthy and happy as can be.” In a later post they shared the baby’s name — and the reasons for it:
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Introducing… Ruth Ray De La Luz Leonard ✨ (aka Ruthie Ray) Ruth= Grayston’s grandmother’s name, and one of my favorite biblical stories. Hebrew for friend or companion. Ray= …Because Ruthie Ray is too damn cute. De La Luz= My dad’s middle name. Spanish for “of the light”. A tribute to my Mexican heritage. Leonard= Her Daddy’s last name. ❤️ . Photo by @kindaarzonphotography
Honestly? Bekah Martinez is one of the freshest, dopest women in Bachelor Nation history. Keep on keeping it real, Mama Bekah. We’ve got your back. And your pits.