'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winner, runner-up, and Final 3 pick -- Plus is he with his final bachelorette still
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/19/2018
The Bachelor spoilers reveal what happens on Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s 2018 season of The Bachelor from the remaining women's hometown dates right through to final Rose Ceremony, as well as the current status of his relationship.
Arie, a 36-year-old pro racing driver from Scottsdale, AZ, is nearing the end of his journey to find love on The Bachelor.
Carbone says Arie had doubts about his engagement to Becca between the time taping wrapped in mid-November and The Bachelor premiered on January 1, 2018.
Arie allegedly called Lauren on the night of the premiere and then a source told Carbone on January 16 that "Arie broke up with Becca" and was "heading to Virginia to film."
Virginia is where Lauren's mother currently resides, so Lauren must have been visiting at the time. A photo also surfaced hours after Carbone received the tip of ABC vans parked outside of the mother's house.
"This is what happened. It's not wrong... If you honestly think I'm reporting this based off a hunch, or some wishful thinking, or something to stir the pot, then you don't know how I function," Carbone wrote in his blog.
Carbone said that although Arie "whined" about not being in love for five years since Emily Maynard and got engaged on the show, he "couldn't give it more than two months" with Becca.
"The guy who's now a matured man and is 'not looking for someone to date, is looking for my wife,' couldn't give it more than TWO MONTHS," Carbone added.
Becca actually had a surprise visitor on The Bachelor ahead of the final Rose Ceremony. Her ex of about seven years showed up begging to get her back. This man also allegedly proposed marriage to Becca but she chose Arie instead -- only to have her heart broken weeks later.
Arie will travel to Los Angeles first for Kendall, an analytical and unconventional bachelorette, and he'll experience "one of most bizarre dates in Bachelor history" with her according to ABC.
Arie will then head to Weiner, AR, for Tia's date. After spending time with the feisty southern belle's family, Arie will travel to Prior Lake, MN, for Becca and meet her "no-nonsense midwestern family."
And the last hometown date, according to the network, will be in Virginia Beach, VA, where Lauren's intimidating family has some questions for Arie.
ABC says Arie's hometown date with Lauren will be his "biggest test yet" of the season because her parents of very skeptical of his intentions and motives.
At the subsequent Rose Ceremony in Los Angeles, ABC teases that, "[Arie] can imagine each woman as his wife. He has no idea who he will let go. After finally gathering his nerve, he does something totally unexpected, leaving one woman shocked and devastated. Her heartbreak forces him to re-examine his decision."
According to Carbone, Arie will let Tia go after the round of hometown dates, and Arie admitted in his blog it was "one of the single hardest decisions" of his entire life.
After Arie and his remaining bachelorettes travel to Ica, Peru for the overnight Fantasy Suite dates, Arie will allegedly send Kendall packing -- setting up a Final 2 featuring Becca vs. Lauren.
Arie will have one more date with Becca and Lauren before making his final decision in Peru.