Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Arie Luyendyk Jr. Defends Wife Lauren After She Leaves Infant at HomeCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Arie Luyendyk Jr. Defends Wife Lauren After She Leaves Infant at Home

By Katie Sotack

In celebrity news, Bachelor alum, Arie Luyendyk Jr, and wife Lauren Burnham are putting up a united front when it comes to their child. Celebrity parent Lauren left her one week old home for a luncheon with her sister. Social media users attacked, claiming Lauren left baby Alessi too fast, but Arie has come to his wife’s defense. According to, the star responded that it was his idea and “[t]o all the negative comments regarding leaving her with grandma for a 45min lunch, cut her some slack!”

In celebrity news, Arie is coming to the defense of his wife’s parenting decision. Why is providing a unified front as parents so important?

Cupid’s Advice:

Parenting is hard enough as it is. If partners aren’t on the same page publicly, it leaves room for all the nosy nobodies who claim to know better for your baby. A unified front is essential to a clear message for both your child and others. Here are some ways to hone that message:

1. Back your baby mama/daddy: It’s important to demonstrate agreement in front of others and have each other’s backs. Even if you’re not 100% sold on their decision leave that discussion for a more private time.

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2. Confess to disagreeing (behind closed doors): No couple sees child care the same way all the time. Have an honest discussion with your partner about compromising on the way to raise your kid and what you want for them in life.

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3. Share your observations: Talk about the time spent caring for your children and what you’ve observed about them. As different people you’ll likely pick up on different aspects of what the kids’ need. By sharing this with your partner you’ll merge perspectives and have an easier time finding common ground.

Unified fronts in parenting are greatly important. How do you and your co-parent stay on the same page? Share your comment below.