The Bachelor alum announced on Instagram that she's "17 weeks" along

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
April 01, 2015 12:30 PM
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Catherine Lowe is pregnant!

The Bachelor alum announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she’s “17 weeks” along.

In a surprising turn, PEOPLE can confirm that the baby does not belong to her husband, Sean.

“Strangely enough, [the father] is Andy Dick,” says Lowe’s rep. “They met at Dancing with the Stars and have kept their love alive in secret but now the time has come to reveal that they are all one big happy, mixed family.”

Just kidding.

Lowe’s Instagram – in which she has arched her back far enough to reveal a pretty convincing fake baby bump – was an April Fool’s joke, as was her rep’s statement to PEOPLE.

However, Lowe has not generally received the social media reaction she was hoping for. Some have taken her to task for seemingly making light of very real issues like infertility.

April Fool’s Day – otherwise known as the worst possible day to be a person just trying to innocently browse the Internet in peace. Trust nobody.

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