Garrett, who proposed marriage to Becca on The Bachelorette's fourteenth season in 2018, posted a thin blue line showing solidarity with police forces on his Instagram account on June 4, sparking criticism that he is not supportive of the nationwide protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd and the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
Becca made it known on the June 9 episode of her Bachelor Happy Hour podcast she co-hosts with The Bachelorette Season 13 star Rachel Lindsay that she does not "align" or "agree with" Garrett's social-media post -- and their differences are apparently having a negative impact on their relationship.
On the Tuesday, June 16 episode of Becca and Rachel's podcast, Becca said, "I want to say to our listeners out there -- because I'm sure many will hear this back and wonder and ask and have opinions -- for those who are curious about my relationship with Garrett at this point, all I can say right now is I don't know."
"I can't give anything more than that. It's something that we are trying to work through and discuss and do work on at home at this time and that's where the work will remain and that's really the best I can give you at this point."
Becca, 30, added, "But I wanted to share this -- I know I've been rambling for a bit -- but to give a little bit more context and to give you, Rachel, my apology and to really throw my voice and hat in the ring to say things need to change within the franchise and within myself as well," according toUs Weekly.
Earlier this month, on June 2, Garrett, 31, seemed to join show support for the protests and "Black Lives Matter" movement when he posted a black square on Instagram, however he also posted hands of all different races.
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Garrett, an apparent staunch conservative, then dropped his post about supporting law enforcement just two days later.
Garrett captioned his photo of the blue line with the following lengthy note: "I've listened, learned, helped, supported, and grown. With so many friends and family in law enforcement I couldn't sit back and not support them and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line as well."
He added, "The Thin Blue Line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality. There have been over 300 injured, shot, or killed in just one week. They are suffering the consequences over an act they didn't commit. They continue to put in overtime away from their families, stay silent while being threatened, hated, and assaulted."
Garrett wrote that people "can't judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few."
"We can't judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters, and we sure can't judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones," he continued.
"Remember when they put on the badge they're still humans, with raw emotion, the more brutality they face the more on edge they become, they make mistakes, they have compassion, and no matter how terrible they are treated or whatever negative is said to them, they still show up for us when we need them!"
Garrett finally asked his followers to be there for the people "protecting us, no matter what" and added the following hashtags to his post, "#thinblueline #antiracism #antibrutality."
Becca first discussed Garrett's stance on this movement during the June 9 podcast of Bachelor Happy Hour.
"Garrett is my fiance and I love him and to his core, I believe that he is a good person," Becca reportedly said.
"I don't think he meant it in a malicious way...I do think it was tone deaf, and it was the wrong time and message and sentiment."
Rachel gave Becca props for being willing to learn and better herself every day, but Rachel also took offense to what Garrett had shared.
"Now Garrett, that's a different situation. I don't f-ck with Garrett," Rachel reportedly said. "I don't need to. But you and I have a different relationship and so I appreciate everything that you just said."
Rachel went on to explain her perspective on Garrett's two social-media posts.
"To me, this is what Garrett thinks, this is what Garrett is. He posted a black box. He never said 'black lives matter.' He posted fists of every color, which to me is like, 'Everybody, all lives,'" Rachel said, according to Us.
"And then the very next post is the thin blue line with a heartfelt, thought-out caption that he said with his chest. And to me, that is what you feel and that is what you believe. A message what Garrett posted totally contradicts the movement that we're trying to push forward. And to see so many people 'like' it... the thinking that Garrett has is a bigger problem."
When Becca promoted this June 9 podcast episode on her Instagram account, Garrett voiced praise and support for his fiancee, who admitted she struggled to express herself during her "uncomfortable" and "hard" conversation with Rachel.
Becca admitted she "came up short" in the podcast and could have said more to propel the Black Lives Matter movement forward but also to defend her fiance's point of view.
"Love you Becca, it's unrealistic to sit down and have individual conversations with millions. It's OK to not get everything out you want to, everything you are doing and saying is OK, because it's how you feel. Don't let people take away how you truly feel," Garrett commented on her post.
"Continuing moving in a positive direction, growing, and being an awesome human. Those who know you, know you're wonderful. If we can't all accept each other and figure out a way to give love instead of hate, converge instead of divide, build instead of destruct, we will all be a much stronger unit!"
This month's incident is not the first time Garrett's social-media postings have negatively impacted his relationship with Becca.
Garrett came under fire in 2018 as Becca's The Bachelorette season was airing on ABC for his taste in sexist, homophobic and politically-extreme Instagram memes involving undocumented immigrants and Parkland shooting survivors.
In late May 2018, Garrett issued a public apology, saying he never knew "the power" behind "a mindless double tap on Instagram," referring to how he had liked offensive and insensitive content.
Becca -- who wasn't aware of Garrett's social-media behavior while her The Bachelorette season was filming -- also tried to defend Garrett when news his behavior surfaced while the season was airing.
"I did things in the past that I'm sure wasn't the best thing, but I just want people to stay open-minded to everyone," she told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
"I can't fault on anyone for what they believe and who's to say that anyone is truly what they believe in if they just double tap," Becca continued.
"I can't speak to that because that's just not me. I am a strong woman and I do believe in certain things, but again, that's what's so great about our country -- everyone is entitled to their own opinions."
Up until Garrett's latest scandal, his relationship with Becca seemed to be going quite well. In fact, Becca just denied split rumors in late May after Garrett noticeably spent a weekend away from her fishing.
In December 2019, Becca revealed she was ready to tie the knot with Garrett but hadn't been pushing to set a wedding date so that Garrett wouldn't feel rushed or uneasy about becoming a husband again.
"He was previously married and divorced, so I never want him to feel rushed or pressured into anything," Becca told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
"I'm fine with where we're at. I'm kind of just waiting for him to be like, 'Okay, let's do this now.'"