'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winner, runner-up, hometowns and more -- plus is he still with his final pick??
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/09/2018
The Bachelor spoilers reveal who will receive Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s roses for the rest of the show's season, as well as the current status of Arie's relationship with his bachelorette winner.
The Bachelor's next episode airs Monday, February 12 at 8PM ET/PT, and according to ABC, the "pressure mounts as the crucial hometown dates loom."
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading immediately if you don't want to know the details of how Arie's The Bachelor season ends prematurely].
But first, Arie and the remaining seven bachelorettes will be shown traveling to the beautiful Tuscany, Italy.
The women become anxious when they discover there will be no Rose Ceremony at the end of the week in Tuscany. Instead, there will be three one-on-one dates as well as a three-on-one date with Arie -- with roses up for grabs along the way.
Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN, will accompany Arie on the first one-on-one date of the week, ABC revealed, and they will ride in a red convertible to the quaint medieval village of Barga, where they will enjoy a romantic picnic on top of a hill overlooking the countryside.
Will Becca and Arie rekindle the passionate connection they had established on the very first one-on-one date of the season?
An "emotionally confused" Jacqueline will then take a big step in surprising and visiting Arie in his hotel room.
Jacqueline, a 26-year-old research coordinator from New York, NY, will need to decide whether she can totally commit herself to Arie -- and she'll lay it all out on the line when she talks to him.
"What transpires turns his world upside down!" ABC teased.
In another one-on-one date, Arie and Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old technology salesperson from Dallas, TX, will explore the charming town of Lucca.
Lauren will have to convince Arie that she's ready to take him home to meet her family. Up to this point, Lauren's nerves have gotten the best of her, and past relationship failures have made her afraid to be vulnerable and trust a man.
The couple will ride bikes, shop and eat gelato in Lucca; but at dinner, the mood changes.
"The usually play-it-safe bachelorette shares her true feelings for the Bachelor, but his reaction surprises her. Did she share too much too soon?" ABC said.
And in the third one-on-one date, Arie and Seinne Fleming, a 27-year-old commercial real estate manager from Newport Beach, CA, will go hunting for truffles with a local legend and his dogs. Afterward, the pair will eat a homecooked meal with the truffle hunter's extended Italian family.
But Arie will be searching for clarity when it comes to this beautiful and intelligent woman, and how she might fit into his life in Scottsdale, AZ, after the show.
And as for the last date in Tuscany, Arie will spend time with Kendall Long, a 26-year-old creative director from Los Angeles, CA; Tia Booth, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Weiner, AR; and Bekah Martinez, a 22-year-old nanny from Los Angeles, CA.
The foursome will relax at a villa, and ABC said, "One woman throws another under the bus as everyone's emotions run high and it is left to Arie to make his toughest decision yet."
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Jacqueline will choose to leave the show on her own terms after she realizes her romance with Arie hasn't progressed much and they're not a great match.
Carbone claims Arie will give roses to Lauren, Kendall, Becca and Tia in Tuscany.
Those women will allegedly be Arie's Final 4 bachelorettes, and they will each take him home to meet their families.
Carbone says Tia's hometown date in Arkansas was filmed on October 26, 2017, Lauren's hometown date was filmed on October 28 in Virginia Beach, Becca's hometown was taped on October 30 in Minnesota, and then Kendall brought Arie home to Los Angeles on November 1.
Arie will allegedly send Tia packing after the women's round of hometown dates, and then Kendall gets eliminated after her overnight Fantasy Suite date with the Bachelor in Ica, Peru.
That leaves us with Arie's Final 2 -- Becca and Lauren!
Arie told reporters before his season began that he fell in love with two women on his journey to find a fiancee.
At the Final Rose Ceremony in Cusco, Peru, Arie will allegedly propose marriage to Becca and put a beautiful Neil Lane diamond engagement ring on her finger.
The second-place finisher will be Lauren.
However's the season's shocks and twists don't end there!
Carbone reports that Arie had doubts about picking Becca on The Bachelor finale and, after two months of being engaged to her, decided that he had made a mistake.
Arie allegedly called Lauren, his runner-up, on the night of the January 1 premiere.
On January 16, a source told Carbone that "Arie broke up with Becca and they are heading to Virginia to film," where Lauren's mother currently resides. (A photo later proved ABC vans were parked outside of Lauren's mother's home).
Arie supposedly broke-up with Becca -- on-camera -- and then reunited with Lauren and begged her for a second chance. Lauren decided to forgive Arie for dumping her and now the pair are allegedly dating and together! (But not engaged).
"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 bragged in his blog.
On Jason's The Bachelor season, he broke up with his winner -- Melissa Rycroft -- on After the Final Rose and asked his runner-up, Molly Malaney, to take him back. Jason and Molly are married to this day with one child together.
"The guy who whined to us about not being in love for five years since [Emily Maynard]. 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 to a woman who had an ex-boyfriend show up, propose to her, have her REJECT IT, and then accept Arie's proposal," Carbone said.
"[Arie] gave it a whopping two months before taking back that whole day and immediately asking Lauren to date [him]," Carbone continued. "Are you serious? Un-be-lievable. The season is a joke, he's a joke, and I feel sorry for Becca. This is your ending to this season and you will see it play out during the finale."
Below is a list of the 7 bachelorettes who are still in the running for Arie's heart on The Bachelor:
- Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN