Francesca Farago and Jesse Sullivan of Too Hot to Handle expecting first child after difficult IVF journey

Francesca Farago and Jesse Sullivan of Too Hot to Handle expecting first child after difficult IVF journey

Francesca Farago revealed she’s ‘newly pregnant’ with her first child with fiancé Jesse ‘Sulli’ Sullivan on Sunday after a bumpy IVF journey, which involved at least one failed embryo transfer.

The expecting 30-year-old announced her big baby news on March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility – in honor of the 34-year-old dad-to-be, whose gender affirmation was on Halloween 2019.

‘We wanted to take this special day to celebrate this amazing milestone with all of you. We’ve brought you with us through the loss, so we couldn’t wait to bring you along for the win,’ Francesca – who boasts 9.9M Instagram/TikTok followers – wrote in a joint post.

‘I am still pretty newly pregnant, and there’s so much more to come, but we are so excited to be growing our family with Arlo as the coolest older sibling! AHH I’M PREGNANT!’

In the accompanying TikTok video, Jesse hinted at the gender by using My Best Friend Jacob’s 2018 song To Our Daughter (Lullaby), two baby emojis signifying twins, and there appeared to be two embryos.

Francesca Farago (R) revealed she's 'newly pregnant' with her first child with fiancé Jesse 'Sulli' Sullivan (L) on Sunday after a bumpy IVF journey, which involved at least one failed embryo transfer

Francesca Farago (R) revealed she’s ‘newly pregnant’ with her first child with fiancé Jesse ‘Sulli’ Sullivan (L) on Sunday after a bumpy IVF journey, which involved at least one failed embryo transfer

The parents-to-be selected a sperm donor together before Sullivan had nine eggs extracted last August (making five embryos) and Farago had 18 eggs extracted last September (making eight embryos).

So it’s unclear which parent’s embryo was transferred into the Canadian reality star’s uterus on March 19 at the Tree of Life Center in Los Angeles under the direction of fertility specialist Dr. Vuk Jovanovic.

But Jesse proudly announced he’d ‘finally got her pregnant’ in the comments of their post, which received congratulations from pop star Demi Lovato and Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause.

Sullivan was 18 when he mothered 15-year-old child Arlo Bear Sullivan (who uses they/them pronouns) after having unprotected sex with a teenage boy back in 2006, and he ‘cannot wait to see Arlo be a sibling.’

‘When I felt guilty as a trans man because [Francesca] had to even go through this [pregnancy] process, she always assured me that she wouldn’t have it any other way,’ the heavily-tattooed TikToker said on March 19.

‘This is just the beginning for our family.’

Jesse previously stated in their February 1st YouTube vlog that they plan to raise their children as the gender assigned by their sex at birth ‘and then give them the space and love and freedom to discover if it’s different later on.’

‘How I raised Arlo was like blank slate parenting where I never forced gender norms onto them,’ Sullivan explained.

The expecting 30-year-old announced her big baby news on March 31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

It was in honor of the 34-year-old dad-to-be, whose gender affirmation was on Halloween 2019

The expecting 30-year-old (R) announced her big baby news on March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility – in honor of the 34-year-old dad-to-be (L), whose gender affirmation was on Halloween 2019

Francesca wrote in a joint post: 'I am still pretty newly pregnant, and there's so much more to come, but we are so excited to be growing our family with Arlo as the coolest older sibling!'

Francesca wrote in a joint post: ‘I am still pretty newly pregnant, and there’s so much more to come, but we are so excited to be growing our family with Arlo as the coolest older sibling!’

In the accompanying TikTok video, Jesse hinted at the gender by using My Best Friend Jacob's 2018 song To Our Daughter (Lullaby), two baby emojis signifying twins, and there appeared to be two embryos

In the accompanying TikTok video, Jesse hinted at the gender by using My Best Friend Jacob’s 2018 song To Our Daughter (Lullaby), two baby emojis signifying twins, and there appeared to be two embryos

The parents-to-be selected a sperm donor together before Sullivan had nine eggs extracted last August (making five embryos) and Farago had 18 eggs extracted last September (making eight embryos)

The parents-to-be selected a sperm donor together before Sullivan had nine eggs extracted last August (making five embryos) and Farago had 18 eggs extracted last September (making eight embryos)

So it's unclear which parent's embryo was transferred into the Canadian reality star's uterus on March 19 at the Tree of Life Center in LA under the direction of fertility specialist Dr. Vuk Jovanovic

So it’s unclear which parent’s embryo was transferred into the Canadian reality star’s uterus on March 19 at the Tree of Life Center in LA under the direction of fertility specialist Dr. Vuk Jovanovic

But Jesse proudly announced he'd 'finally got her pregnant' in the comments of their post, which received congratulations from pop star Demi Lovato and Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause

But Jesse proudly announced he’d ‘finally got her pregnant’ in the comments of their post, which received congratulations from pop star Demi Lovato and Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause

Sullivan was 18 when he mothered 15-year-old child Arlo Bear Sullivan after having unprotected sex with a teenage boy back in 2006 (pictured in 2007)

He 'cannot wait to see' Arlo Bear Sullivan (pictured on Sunday) 'be a sibling'

Sullivan was 18 when he mothered 15-year-old child Arlo Bear Sullivan (who uses they/them pronouns) after having unprotected sex with a teenage boy back in 2006, and he ‘cannot wait to see Arlo be a sibling’

The heavily-tattooed TikToker said on March 19: 'When I felt guilty as a trans man because [Francesca] had to even go through this [pregnancy] process, she always assured me that she wouldn't have it any other way. This is just the beginning for our family'

The heavily-tattooed TikToker said on March 19: ‘When I felt guilty as a trans man because [Francesca] had to even go through this [pregnancy] process, she always assured me that she wouldn’t have it any other way. This is just the beginning for our family’

‘As little I used she/her and obviously considered them female and then as they grew up and they discovered that within themselves they told me one day, “I want to go by they/them and that was it and never looked back.’

Jesse and Farago – who got engaged April 28 – originally met via Zoom in June 2021 during her TikTok live event for Pride Month.

On Valentine’s Day, the Farago the Label founder wrote that they ‘were holding off the wedding until our first baby or babies.’

Sullivan was previously married to model Teela Sullivan while Francesca is said to have dated Jef Holm, Harry Jowsey, Casey Boonstra, Kelechi Dyke, Haley Cureton, Kori Sampson, Branden Condy, and Tana Mongeau.

Farago first found fame competing on Netflix dating shows Too Hot to Handle (2020) followed by Love Is Blind (2021) followed by Perfect Match (2023).

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