'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winner, runner-up and more! Is he still engaged to his final pick??
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/05/2018
The Bachelor spoilers provide details for the rest of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season and beyond -- including which bachelorette received his final rose, and if Arie is currently engaged.
The Bachelor's 22nd season has reached its halfway point, and Arie currently has 10 women in the running with the next episode scheduled to air on February 5.
Arie is starting to fall for some of his bachelorettes, and many of the women are smitten with him already. Tia Booth, for example, told The Bachelor star she was falling in love with him during their first one-on-one date in Fort Lauderdale.
So skipping ahead to the end of Arie's season, did the 36-year-old pro racing driver leave the process with a fiance? And are they still together to this day?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you prefer to watch the rest of Arie's The Bachelor season unfold on television over the next month].
Arie fell in love with two women on his The Bachelor journey, but he had to choose just one.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Arie selected Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN, during the final Rose Ceremony that was filmed in Cusco, Peru in mid-November.
Arie and Becca got engaged at the end of Arie's journey on the show, and the Scottsdale, AZ, real estate agent thought he had found "the one."
However, Arie reportedly had doubts about his final choice once the show wrapped. Over the next two months, Arie was allegedly thinking he had made a mistake.
Carbone says that Arie actually called his The Bachelor runner-up on the night of the January 1 premiere.
Arie's runner-up was allegedly Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old technology salesperson from Dallas, TX.
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).
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On January 16, an insider told Carbone that "Arie broke up with Becca and they are heading to Virginia to film," where Lauren's mother currently resides.
A photo surfaced hours later online of ABC vans parked outside of Lauren's mom's home.
"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.
The last time something like this happened was on Jason Mesnick's The Bachelor season, when he had dumped his winner -- Melissa Rycroft -- for his runner-up, Molly Malaney, during After the Final Rose. Molly took Jason back and the couple is currently married with one child.
"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 ranted.
"[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."
As for his third and fourth-place finishers, Arie eliminated Kendall Long, a 26-year-old creative director from Los Angeles, CA, in third place after their overnight Fantasy Suite date in Ica, Peru.
Before that, Arie sent home Tia, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Weiner, AR, in fourth place after her hometown date.
Let's rewind a little bit and detail what happens in the upcoming February 5 episode.
"After the "Krystal-ized" drama of last week, the women are looking for a fresh start. Imagine their horror when they discover that the dreaded two-on-one date is this week," ABC teased.
But first, Arie and his remaining 10 bachelorettes will travel to Paris, France.
Lauren will receive her first one-on-one date with Arie, and the pair will enjoy a luxury speed boat down the Seine River.
Afterward, Lauren and Arie will tour the city's tourist attractions, including the Luxembourg Gardens, according to Carbone.
"But their date gets off to a slow start filled with awkward silences and forced conversation as they try to get to know each other," ABC revealed.
"Lauren struggles to open up, but later at dinner, she reveals a secret that she worries might ruin her chances. Will the couple make a breakthrough and forge a connection?"
Carbone says, however, Arie will offer Lauren a rose at the end of their date, and she will accept it.
For the group date in Paris, Arie will surprise a group of six women by taking them to the legendary dance hall, Moulin Rouge, where they will learn some choreography and dance with the Bachelor onstage that night.
"They show off their moves, but grow more intense and competitive when they learn that one woman will earn the chance to dance with Arie onstage that night in a performance," the network disclosed. "Afterward, the claws come out as the ladies long for Arie's dance partner to depart."
The "dreaded" two-on-one date will be between Krystal Nielson and Kendall. The trio will explore a beautiful chateau.
"The women argue and then at dinner, Arie makes a dramatic choice and takes the lucky bachelorette to the top of the Eiffel Tower where the two kiss while the other woman is left to wonder what went wrong," ABC revealed.
The lucky lady who will be kissed on the Eiffel Tower is Kendall, according to Carbone, after Krystal gets rejected and sent home.
During Arie's final day in Paris, he will take Jacqueline Trumbull on a one-on-one date. The couple will go shopping and Jacqueline will model the latest Parisian fashions, followed by a romantic dinner at the iconic Maxim's.
"However, Jacqueline shares her future plans," teased the network, "which might cause Arie to re-think whether he will offer his date a rose."
At the Rose Ceremony in Paris, Arie will allegedly eliminate Jenna and Chelsea.
Moving on to Episode 7 of The Bachelor, which was filmed in Florence, Italy.
Carbone says both Lauren and Becca will embark on solo dates with Arie, and they will both receive a rose from The Bachelor star.
While the spoiler blogger hasn't received much information about this week of dates, he says Bekah will be eliminated at some point and Seinne will be rejected at the Rose Ceremony.
As for Jacqueline, she will allegedly choose to leave the show on her own terms after she realizes her romance hasn't progressed much compared to Arie's relationships with other women. Jacqueline quits The Bachelor after realizing she's not a great match with Arie.
Arie will then move on to the women's hometown dates, followed by his overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
Below is a list of the 10 bachelorettes who are still around on The Bachelor:
- Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN