'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winner, runner-up, and Final 4 hometowns! Is he still with his final pick!?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/12/2018
The Bachelor spoilers reveal the ending of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season weeks before the Season 22 finale -- as well as the current status of his relationship with the bachelorette who received his final rose.
The Bachelor is rounding the corner towards hometown dates, which means Arie's journey to find love is reaching a very serious point.
The 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 now if you want to remain in the dark about Arie's final The Bachelor decisions, including whether he's engaged right now].
Arie revealed to Reality TV World at the start of the season that he fell in love with two bachelorettes.
However, Arie had an extremely difficult decision to make because he could only choose one!
The 36-year-old pro racing driver turned real estate agent proposed marriage during the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Cusco Peru in mid-November, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
And the winner was allegedly Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN.
Becca accepted Arie's Neil Lane diamond engagement ring, and so the pair left the season engaged.
Arie's runner-up was allegedly Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old technology salesperson from Dallas, TX.
Lauren has been shown having trouble opening up to Arie in fear he'd choose someone else at the end and hurt her, so she probably was devastated by Arie's final decision.
But Arie's love life took a drastic turn once The Bachelor wrapped filming.
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Carbone says that Arie began having second thoughts about proposing to Becca in the month-and-a-half between taping and when the show premiered January 1 on ABC.
Arie allegedly realized he had made a mistake, and so he called Lauren on the night of the premiere.
A source told Carbone on January 16 that "Arie broke up with Becca and they are heading to Virginia to film," where Lauren's mother lives.
A photo surfaced hours later, proving that ABC vans were parked outside of the mother's home. The source claimed Arie was inside the house as well.
Arie supposedly broke-up with Becca while cameras were rolling and then begged Lauren to take him back. Lauren decided to give Arie a second chance, says Carbone, and now the couple is together and dating.
"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.
Molly took Jason back at the time, and although he never hears the end of it, they are happily married to this day with one child together. (Jason also has a son from a previous relationship).
"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 of Becca.
(To read the details about Becca's ex-boyfriend, Ross Jirgl, showing up on The Bachelor later this season, click here).
"[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."
Now let's find out what happens in the upcoming February 12 episode, during which The Bachelor star and his seven remaining bachelorettes will be shown heading to Tuscany, Italy.
Arie will embark on three one-on-one dates this week, as well as a group date that will feature only three bachelorettes. Roses will be up for grabs throughout the week, as there will be no Rose Ceremony in Tuscany.
Becca, Lauren, and Seinne Fleming, a 27-year-old commercial real estate manager from Newport Beach, CA, will each receive a solo date with Arie.
Lauren's date in particular will spark some jealousy since she just went on a one-on-one date with Arie in Paris, France.
For Becca and Arie's outing, the pair will ride in a red convertible to the quaint medieval village of Barga, where they will enjoy a romantic picnic on the top of a hill overlooking the Tuscan countryside, ABC revealed.
Becca and Arie will be looking to rekindle the passionate connection they had established on the very first one-on-one date of the season.
Afterward, an "emotionally confused" Jacqueline will pay Arie a surprise visit to his hotel room.
The 26-year-old research coordinator from New York, NY, will lay it all out on the line for Arie, sharing her fears and concerns with him.
Jacqueline will be forced to decide whether she can genuinely see a future with Arie or not considering they lead two totally different lives, and according to Carbone, the bachelorette will choose to leave on her own terms.
"What transpires turns his world upside down!" ABC teased.
In the next one-on-one date, Arie and Lauren will explore the charming town of Lucca together by riding bikes, shopping and eating gelato.
Lauren will have to convince Arie that she's ready to take him home to meet her family, because up until this point, Lauren struggled with nerves. She also kept walls up in order to protect her heart after witnessing her parents' failed marriage and experiencing a failed engagement herself.
At dinner in Lucca, 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 will go hunting for truffles with a local legend and his dogs. The couple will then eat a homecooked meal with the truffle hunter's extended Italian family.
But Arie will be searching for clarity when it comes to how this lovely and stunning lady will fit into his life at home 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.
Arie and the three women will relax at a villa, and ABC teased that "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."
Carbone reports that The Bachelor star will hand roses to Lauren, Kendall, Becca and Tia during his week 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.
Although she's a fan-favorite, Tia will allegedly be sent packing following her hometown date.
And Kendall will be eliminated in third place, according to Carbone, after she enjoys an overnight Fantasy Suite date with Arie in Ica, Peru.
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