'The Bachelor' spoilers take another twist! Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s shocking post-finale status takes new turn week before finale
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/28/2018
The Bachelor spoilers for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season are continuing to take new twists and turns in the days leading up to ABC's broadcast of the finale of the show's 2018 season!
Arie's season concludes in less than a week, and The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and the show's producers have been teasing a phenomenal and mind-blowing finish, one that will change viewers' outlook on the show forever!
The Bachelor finale will now air as a two-night event on Monday, March 5 from 8-11PM ET/PT as well as Tuesday, March 6 from 8-10PM ET/PT.
The finale has apparently been extended by ABC so the network has enough time to cover this dramatic and shocking ending to Arie's season that everyone has been talking and gossiping about!
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to learn the latest on Arie's current relationship].
As fans reading Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone's spoilers were already made aware, Arie proposed marriage to Becca Kufrin when Season 22 concluded filming in November but then dumped her shortly after The Bachelor begin airing in January and begged for his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, to give him another chance.
Lauren allegedly took Arie back in mid-January, and now the couple have been together and dating still.
Arie's breakup with Becca and reconciliation with Lauren were both caught on camera for The Bachelor finale, but now Carbone reports there have been some major changes or additions to Arie and Lauren's love story!
"As always, people will choose to believe what they want, but I'd say I'm pretty dialed in to this situation and I have a better idea of what's happening now," Carbone writes.
Carbone now believes that Arie proposed marriage to Lauren this past weekend and she's planning a move to Scottsdale, AZ, in the near future!
Carbone also says rumors Lauren is pregnant are wrong, and that Arie allegedly asked Lauren if she would date him again before he officially pulled the plug on his relationship with Becca. Carbone insists Arie only gave up on his engagement to Becca upon learning he could be with Lauren again.
Now, let's dive in to the details of this timeline -- from Arie's mid-November engagement to Becca to his switcheroo and ultimate marriage proposal to Lauren.
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Arie and Becca were together as late as New Years Eve, according to Carbone, and they rang in 2018 together.
As previously revealed, Arie allegedly called Lauren on the phone January 1.
"I'm not privy to word for word what was said, but it was in this conversation that Arie made it known to Lauren he was having second thoughts and asked what she was feeling. It was established in this phone call that Lauren would fight for the two of them," Carbone claims.
"She certainly didn't shut him down... or tell him no."
This conversation allegedly put the wheels in motion for Arie to break off his engagement to Becca, although Lauren did not ask or even encourage Arie to break Becca's heart.
"But there was no chance that Arie would dump Becca in hopes that Lauren would take him back. He knew she was willing to try it," Carbone says.
Arie and Becca enjoyed three or four secret "happy couple visits" -- including a trip to Arizona -- from the time filming ended through January 1.
After Becca traveled to Las Vegas for work during the second week of January, there was another "happy couple" gathering scheduled in Los Angeles on the weekend of January 12, says Carbone, and Becca was told cameras would be filming a portion of it.
"Either Arie or producers or both, lied... and told Becca they were being filmed because they wanted to give the fans an update on their relationship to be shown later. This is when Arie, with cameras in tow, broke up with Becca and ended the engagement," Carbone reveals.
Becca, as one would expect, was allegedly upset and blindsided by Arie's decisions -- both to break up with her in general, and to break up with her on-camera.
It's unclear how many additional times Lauren and Arie spoke between January 1 and January 12.
Carbone heard rumors that Arie told Becca -- who became aware Arie had contacted Lauren before he dumped her -- that their split had "nothing to do with Lauren," but if that was really said, the spoiler blogger thinks Arie "spewed out" a bold-faced lie.
As previously reported, the 36-year-old pro racing driver then traveled to Virginia Beach on January 16 to visit Lauren and her parents. From that day forward, Arie and Lauren have allegedly been an item.
Carbone then received a tip from a fellow blogger, Kate Casey, on February 24 that a beautiful romantic setup was being created in the early evening at the Monarch Bay Resort in Dana Point, which is the same California resort where Bachelor in Paradise couple Tanner Tolbert and Jade Ropergot married in 2016.
"By all indications, what I'm hearing is that Arie and Lauren got engaged Saturday night," Carbone claims.
"I can confirm they were there (Arie was flying back to Arizona on his Instagram Sunday morning), I can confirm a film crew was there, and I can confirm that people there were told a 'Bachelor proposal was happening.'"
Despite having reliable sources and witnesses, Carbone cannot confirm that Arie proposed to Lauren, but all signs point to that being the case.
However, Lauren now allegedly plans to move to Arizona to be with Arie once the finale airs and the season wraps.
There are rumors out there that Lauren is pregnant, but Carbone does not believe she is.
"I have not heard anything about a pregnancy. If she got pregnant in the Fantasy Suite in November, she'd be four months along and I'm pretty sure I would've heard that by now," Carbone says.
"If she got pregnant the day he saw her in Virginia, that means she'd be less than seven weeks pregnant and I doubt that's the case."
Carbone believes fans will be disgusted with Arie for blindsiding Becca and not ending their engagement in private, off-camera. People will also probably be disappointed in Lauren for not only taking Arie back when he picked another woman in the first place, but for also accepting a proposal so soon after such drama unfolded.
Jason dumped his winner, Melissa Rycroft, for his runner-up, Molly Malaney on the live After the Final Rose special. Jason and Molly are still together to this day, but the former Bachelor waited 10 months before popping the question again.
It remains unclear which Arie, Becca and Lauren events -- and what type of footage -- will be shown on The Bachelor's broadcasts which will air on both Monday night and Tuesday night next week.
In addition to a three-hour The Bachelor finale that will air on ABC on Monday night, the network's latest programming information shows that it will air a two-hour The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special on Tuesday night.
Carbone claims, however, footage of Arie and Becca's split will be shown on March 5, as well as Arie's trip to Virginia. Jason and Molly, who will probably be sympathetic to Arie, will allegedly make an appearance on the March 6 broadcast.
As for which woman will becomeThe Bachelorette's upcoming Season 14 star?
Carbone thinks that Becca will get the position and says she has already filmed potential introduction footage for her The Bachelorette premiere in Minnesota. When the official announcement will be made is also unclear.