Becca Kufrin Is 'The Bachelorette' After Arie Luyendyk Jr. Breakup

In season 22, though, things are different.

The Bachelorette typically airs around the end of May.

The night ended with a proposal (probably should have held off, but fine, do you Arie) and a new Bachelorette à la Becca Kufrin.

"But at this point, I want him to be happy, I want to be done and not have to worry about them anymore". But he apologized to Becca, she accepted his apology, and now everyone is going to try to move on with their lives.

Then, it was time for a chat: Why had he chosen Becca?

The leads for the shows are generally chosen from the cast of previous "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" seasons and are usually fan favorites. Seinne was horrified that Arie threw out his relationship with Becca like it meant nothing.

Honestly, Becca should have known Arie wasn't the one when he proposed to her, but we understand she was caught up in the moment and believed that he was "the one".

And just minutes later, he turned around and asked runner-up Molly Malaney for a second chance.

A standing ovation followed for Kufrin, 27, a publicist from Prior Lake and the first Bachelorette from Minnesota. She's OK with everything that's happened because she's healing.


Becca told Chris Harrison the decision was "easy". Since this break-up was unedited, it went on for almost an hour. Becca is a human being who deserves the privacy to cry and scream! "The reason I did it the way that I did was because I wanted everyone here and at home to know that this was on me and it wasn't on you", he put it, an explanation Becca accepted. Arie says Becca was very confident in their relationship and Lauren once showed some doubt, so it was pretty much her fault.

As soon as Luyendyk knocked on the door, Lauren immediately embraced him, appearing to have few hesitations about welcoming him back into her life.

"At the end of the day, I don't think he thought through everything of how ending things with Lauren would be, how being engaged to me would be, and what breaking up with me and going back to her would be". How tone-deaf can Arie really be? The intention was for it to be intense and riveting but in reality it was just deeply uncomfortable and exploitative.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren B. on an episode of "The Bachelor", having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love, March 5, 2018, on The ABC Television Network. Becca wasn't allowed to give her side of the story or regain control at all.

Meanwhile, Arie was nearly collapsing in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as he waited outside Lauren's door.

Arie doesn't regret filming their break-up.

Leading up the final rose ceremony, Arie was open on the show about his conflicting feelings for the two women.

He made a romantic speech before proposing: "I made some bad decisions, but the best decision was running back to you".

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