'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who's ex-boyfriend shows up to get his girl back from Arie Luyendyk Jr. and shakes his world?!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/05/2018
The Bachelor spoilers give away one of the most shocking moments of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season that has yet to unfold -- an ex-boyfriend showing up and flipping the Bachelor's world upside down.
As early-season The Bachelor previews have already shown, one bachelorette's ex-boyfriend storms back into her life when he makes an appearance on Season 22.
"No, I don't want to be on this show," a man can be heard saying in a January extended trailer of The Bachelor season. "I'm here to get her back. I'm here to tell her that I want to marry her."
"It has just blown my mind that he's here," Arie vents to the cameras. "It's upsetting. Right now, I'm angry. I'm angry that he's here, and I've had my heart ripped open, and I don't know how this is going to end."
This man attempts to win his former flame back, but Arie appears smitten with this particular bachelorette. So what happens?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you want the surprise visitor -- or intruder -- to be a surprise. This article also reveals Arie's alleged winner].
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, the woman forced to confront an ex on The Bachelor is Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN.
The determined ex-boyfriend who crashes The Bachelor set is allegedly Ross Jirgl.
As fans recall, Becca said she was in an on-again, off-again relationship with her former love for seven years.
Click here to see a picture of Becca and Ross together in college.
Becca told Arie it was difficult to leave the tumultuous romance in her past because he had helped her get through the difficult days following her beloved father's passing. Becca, however, insisted to Arie she was over that guy and ready to move forward with her life.
So who is Ross? Becca's ex currently works as a sports performance coach for the Stanford University football team.
Ross will appear on The Bachelor during the season's final days in Peru, just before the final Rose Ceremony.
Ross will approach Becca about getting back together, and according to Carbone, he will propose marriage to the bachelorette!
However, Becca chose to reject Ross' offer and stay on the path to potentially ended up with Arie on The Bachelor. At this point in the season, Becca was in love with Arie and picked a chance with him over her past love.
During the final Rose Ceremony in Cusco, Peru, Arie allegedly gave his final rose -- as well as a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring to Becca, which she accepted whole-heartedly. The pair therefore got engaged at the end of the reality dating process.
To find out whether Arie and Becca are still engaged and happy, click here for our detailed The Bachelor spoilers.
It's unclear how long before Becca appeared on The Bachelor that she split once and for all from Ross.
Becca and Ross reportedly met in college when Ross played football for the Division II football team at Minnesota State University, which they both attended. Ross graduated from the university in 2013 with a degree in biomedical science.
Becca graduated from Minnesota State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Mass Communications. Before appearing on The Bachelor, she worked as a senior account executive at Skyaa, a technology PR firm.
Ross arrived at Stanford after one season at South Alabama, where he worked with the men's basketball team. And before South Alabama, he held down positions in strength and conditioning for the men's basketball teams at Wisconsin-Green Bay and Indiana State.
While followers of Becca on social media may assume the guy frequently pictured on her Instagram is Ross, that's not actually the case. That man is Becca's male best friend -- Scott Tovsen. Becca and Scott apparently never dated and she says they never will.
Becca wasn't the only one of Arie's bachelorettes who was heavily sought after by an ex!
As previously reported, Maquel Cooper -- the blonde beauty whom Arie eliminated shortly after her grandfather's passing -- ran back into her ex-husband Josh Munday's arms once she returned home from filming The Bachelor, Carbone claims.
Josh, who was high school sweethearts with Maquel, told In Touch Weekly after The Bachelor premiered that one of his biggest mistakes in life was letting Maquel go. He called her "one of the best human beings" he's ever met in his life.
Below is a list of the 10 bachelorettes who are still in the running for Arie's heart on The Bachelor:
- Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN