The two initially wanted to get married in 2020, but their wedding plans were postponed due to the pandemic. As a result, they turned their attention to starting a family—something Wendt told People in May that they had “spent a year of trying” before seeking other options to get pregnant.
“We actually did IUIs [intrauterine insemination] before doing IVF [in vitro fertilization]. We did two cycles with that,” Loch explained to the publication. “IVF is just so much more intrusive, so we were trying to go that route at first and then during our second cycle, we actually ended up having an ectopic pregnancy. … I ended up having to take medication to terminate the ectopic pregnancy, and then it pushed our whole thing back another two-and-a-half months.”
Wendt added, “We spent a lot of nights in tears because we just didn’t understand why it wasn’t working for us. Growing up, you’re always taught to not get pregnant and it always seems so easy on TV to get pregnant. Then you actually try and it’s actually really tricky.”