'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who's Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s final bachelorette pick? Are they still together? Who are his Final 4??
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/25/2018
The Bachelor season is nearing the midway point of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s journey to find his future wife, so what are the spoilers on how it ends? And what's the current status of Arie's relationship -- or engagement -- now?
Details regarding the rest of Arie's season were already leaked late last year by Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, but new spoilers reveal some shocking information fans will see unfold during the live portion of The Bachelor's Season 22 finale on Monday, March 5.
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you want to remain in the dark about Arie's love life during and post-filming of The Bachelor].
Carbone revealed in November 2017 that Arie's Final 2 bachelorettes were Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN, and Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old technology salesperson from Dallas, TX.
The final Rose Ceremony allegedly filmed that same month in Cusco, Peru, and Arie gave his final rose -- and a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring -- to Becca!
Lauren therefore left The Bachelor process devastated as his runner-up.
However, Carbone announced some big news on January 23: he'd learned that Arie broke up with Becca a little over one week earlier and called off their engagement.
Not only did the 36-year-old pro racing driver allegedly dump his fiancee, but he "pulled a Mesnick," referring to former The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick, and attempted to get Lauren back.
Carbone claims Arie's breakup with Becca and reconciliation with Lauren were both filmed by The Bachelorproducers, so he assumes the footage will air onThe Bachelor finale.
"A couple days after the premiere, I was given word that Arie called Lauren on the night of the [January 1] premiere. Certainly an interesting thing to be told because why would a lead possibly contact the girl he dumped when he's engaged to someone else?" Carbone wrote in a blog post earlier this week.
"So I tried to find out what I could about that situation... [and] started hearing that Arie was having second thoughts about Becca and thinking he might've made the wrong choice."
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 then appeared in a private Facebook group, showing ABC vans parked in front of that exact home.
"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... before immediately asking Lauren to date him," Carbone, who's clearly not a fan of Arie, bragged.
"Are you serious? Un-be-lievable. The season is a joke, he's a joke, and I feel sorry for Becca... This is what happened. It's not wrong... This is your ending to this season and you will see it play out during the finale."
At this point in The Bachelor season, Arie still has 13 bachelorettes in the running for his heart.
The Bachelor's fifth episode is set to air on Monday, January 29, and Arie and his ladies will be shown traveling to Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Arie will enjoy two one-on-one dates during this episode as well as one group date.
Chelsea Roy, a 29-year-old real estate executive assistant from Portland, ME, will receive the first one-on-one date with Arie and soak up the sun on a 100-foot luxury yacht.
Tia Booth, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Weiner, AR, will also receive a one-on-one date with Arie in which they'll spend a day airboating through the swamps and dining on frog legs.
Carbone says both Chelsea and Tia will receive a rose from Arie during their dates.
Following a group date in which 11 women will go bowling with Arie, "one unhappy bachelorette lashes out at the Bachelor," ABC has teased of the next episode.
"How will Arie react to her temper tantrum? [Kendall Long] helps him forget the blowup, but the fun comes to a screeching halt when a party crasher shows up unexpectedly."
And at the cocktail party, one woman will be "taken to task" by the other bachelorettes, who are "fed up with her behavior."
At the end of the broadcast, Carbone says Arie will eliminate three women at the Rose Ceremony: Maquel Cooper, a 23-year-old photographer from Orem, UT; Marikh Mathias, a 27-year-old restaurant owner from Salt Lake City, UT; and Ashley Luebke, a 25-year-old real estate agent from West Palm Beach, FL.
The Bachelor's sixth episode was take place in Paris, France and feature 10 women.
Lauren Burnham will receive the first one-on-one date, Carbone claims, in which she and Arie will walk through the Luxembourg Gardens.
Afterward, Arie will embark on the dreaded two-on-one date of the season in which one girl gets a rose and the other leaves brokenhearted.
Krystal Nielson will allegedly face off against Kendall on this date, and it may surprise viewers to learn that Arie sends Krystal packing, Carbone reveals.
At the Rose Ceremony, Arie will allegedly oust two more bachelorettes: Jenna and Chelsea.
Episode 7 ofThe Bachelor was filmed in Florence, Italy, Carbone reports, and will Lauren and Becca going on one-on-one dates with Arie.
However, Jacqueline, Bekah, and Seinne will be sent home at one point or another.
Carbone claims Jacqueline will be shown quitting the show on her own terms during her one-on-one date with Arie because she discovers they are not a great fit for and their relationship wasn't progressing.
While it's unclear how or when Arie chooses to eliminate Bekah, the Bachelor will oust Seinne during the broadcast's Rose Ceremony.
Arie's decisions up until this point leaves him with his Final 4 bachelorettes -- Tia, Lauren, Kendall and Becca.
Carbone reveals Tia will be eliminated in fourth place after Arie travels to Arkansas and meets her family.
And Kendall allegedly placed third on The Bachelor. Arie will send the quirky, ukulele-playing bachelorette home following their romantic Fantasy Suite date in Ica Peru, Carbone says.
These eliminations will leave Becca and Lauren in Arie's Final 2. In previous seasons, the Final 2 met the Bachelor's family before he made his final decision.
Below is a list of the 13 bachelorettes who will appear on the next January 29 episode of The Bachelor:
- Ashley Luebke, a 25-year-old real estate agent from West Palm Beach, FL
- Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN