'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winning bachelorette, runner-up pick, and Final 4 -- Plus his current relationship status!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/27/2018
The Bachelor spoilers for Arie Luyendyk's season are out -- and there are some shocking details viewers probably won't want to wait for.
Season 22 of The Bachelor is four weeks in following its January 1 premiere, and Arie is already starting to form deep connections with multiple bachelorettes.
Arie has admitted in the press that he felt most connected to Bekah Martinez at this point in his journey to find love, but will that change? Which girls did Arie keep around until the end, and did The Bachelor star get engaged?
On top of all that, spoilers reveal a jaw-dropping twist viewers will see on the March 5 finale that has to do with the current status of Arie's relationship.
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you have no interest in learning Arie's winner and Final 4 bachelorettes this early on].
Tia, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Weiner, AR, was allegedly eliminated in fourth place after the 36-year-old pro racing driver turned real estate agent traveled to her hometown to meet her family, and possibly her friends.
As previews show for the next episode, Tia is going to tell Arie that she's falling in love with him. So Tia seemed to develop feelings for Arie faster than most of the other bachelorettes on the show.
If Tia is already in love with The Bachelor star, her elimination probably broke her heart and will be difficult to watch.
Kendall, a 26-year-old creative director from Los Angeles, CA, finished the season in third place, according to Carbone.
But first, Kendall and Arie enjoyed a sexy and intimate overnight Fantasy Suite date in Ica, Peru.
Kendall reportedly made it to Final 3 without ever receiving a one-on-one date; however, Arie was charmed by her quirky nature and quiet confidence. He also found her intelligent and unique.
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The two women who lasted all the way to the final Rose Ceremony in Cusco, Peru, were Lauren, a 25-year-old technology salesperson from Dallas, TX, as well as Becca, a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN.
The final Rose Ceremony filmed in November 2017, and Carbone says Lauren finished in second place.
That means Arie allegedly proposed marriage and offered a diamond Neil Lane engagement ring to Becca!
However, Carbone dropped a bombshell that Arie and Becca's relationship didn't last long, unfortunately.
Arie and Becca have reportedly broken up since filming. Carbone says they split over one week ago and ended their engagement.
"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."
In a post-finale shocker, Carbone claims Arie dumped his fiancee and went running back into the arms of his runner-up.
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 the Virginia home of Lauren's mom.
Lauren apparently forgave Arie and decided to give him another chance, so now they are romantically involved! (Although not engaged).
Carbone claims Arie's breakup with Becca and reconciliation with Lauren were both filmed by ABC cameras, so he assumes the footage will air on The Bachelor's live After the Final Rose broadcast on March 5.
"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 [with Becca]... before immediately asking Lauren to date him," Carbone, who clearly dislikes 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 inThe Bachelor season, Arie still has 13 bachelorettes in the running for his heart, including Maquel Cooper -- who is expected to return after traveling home due to her grandfather's passing.
The Bachelor's fifth episode will air on Monday, January 29, and feature Arie and his remaining group of ladies traveling to Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Arie will first embark on a one-on-one date with Chelsea Roy, a 29-year-old real estate executive assistant from Portland, ME. Chelsea will attempt to show Arie a sexy side of herself, and the pair will sail around together on a 100-foot luxury yacht.
Tia will also receive a one-on-one date with Arie. The couple will look for alligators on an airboat ride through the Florida swamps and then dine on frog legs and other local delicacies.
Carbone says both Chelsea and Tia will earn a rose from The Bachelor star during their solo dates.
The episode will also feature a group date in which 11 women will go bowling with Arie and things become competitive.
"One unhappy bachelorette lashes out at the Bachelor," ABC teased of the date. "How will Arie react to her temper tantrum? Kendall 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." Based on previews, Krystal Nielson will be the troublemaker.
At the end of the broadcast, Carbone claims three women will be sent packing 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 will take place in Paris, France and feature 10 women.
Lauren will receive the first one-on-one date, Carbone claims, and she and Arie will explore the Luxembourg Gardens and then get a portrait drawn of themselves.
Afterward, Arie will have to choose between two beautiful women on the dreaded two-on-one date. One girl can stay, but one girl must go.
Krystal will face off against Kendall on this date, says Carbone, and Arie will choose to keep Kendall around.
At the Rose Ceremony, Arie will allegedly eliminate two more bachelorettes: Jenna and Chelsea.
Episode 7 of The Bachelor was taped in Florence, Italy. During this romantic trip, both Lauren and Becca will go on one-on-one dates with Arie.
Carbone doesn't know many details about this week, but Arie will allegedly choose to send home Seinne at the Rose Ceremony and Bekah at one point or another.
As for Jacqueline, she also leaves the competition -- but she allegedly quit on her own terms.
Carbone claims Jacqueline realized during a one-on-one date with Arie that they just weren't right for each other and their relationship wasn't progressing. After all, Jacqueline was days away from potentially getting engaged, so she probably realized this fairy-tale ending would not be her own.
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