ET sat down with both Arie and Lauren in New York City on Wednesday, where he insisted that his breakup with Becca was inevitable. The 36-year-old race auto driver had a change of heart after proposing to Becca Kufrin, resulting to the end of one engagement and the beginning of another. The show featured an excruciating 40-minute unedited scene of Kufrin, 27, weeping as he explained he could not stop thinking about Burnham.
But it was made worthwhile when Kufrin, a fan-favourite from Luyendyk's season, became "The Bachelorette".
Kurfin's home state, for one, will have none of Luyendyk Jr. Not to mention, even politicians are standing by Becca, as Minnesota Representative Drew Christensen authored a bill banning Arie from the state. His tweet received more than 12,000 retweets. For his latest act of political prowess, Rep. That has her beyond "excited for what's to come", she said. "They thought he was very charming and very sweet and they really liked him".
'At the end of the day, if it had to happen then it had to happen. Bravo tried to do this sort of thing way back when with a show called Boy Meets Boy, where the premise turned out to be a major slap in the face to the LGBT community. "That guy had hoes in different area codes". The way he went about the whole situation wasn't the right way to do so if you ask me and the rest of Bachelor nation. She also retweeted a prescient comment from the start of the series that read: "The show would be ideal for @ariejr up until it comes to choosing just one". "We're talking about an evening wedding or a sunset wedding", Luyendyk Jr. said.
'Bachelor' star Arie Luyendyk Jr. says he'll take heat for switching fiancees
But it didn't last, as they broke up nine months before she appeared on The Bachelor.
It's interesting that this is her opinion of Arie, as he tried to find a wife a few years ago on "The Bachelorette".
See more on their plans after the finale in the video below. Emily Maynard didn't pick him and she didn't regret her decision.
Luyendyk said he stands by the outcome and his happiness.