'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Becca Kufrin's final winner pick, runner-up bachelor and more
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/01/2018
The Bachelorette spoilers reveal the details of how Becca Kufrin's search for love ended -- including the identities of her winner, runner-up pick, and Final 4 bachelors.
[Bachelorette Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to find out who Becca picked as her winner, her runner-up bachelor pick and more].
The Bachelorette's fourteenth season just premiered May 28 on ABC, with Becca meeting and getting to know 28 bachelors, some who caught her eye and attention -- and others who seemed to have the wrong intentions.
These nine men reportedly traveled with Becca to Virginia for a week of dates.
Carbone alleges Chris, a 30-year-old sales trainer from Orlando, FL, was eliminated during the group-date afterparty and Connor, a 25-year-old fitness coach from St. Petersburg, FL, was also ousted from the competition during this week. However, it's unclear at what point Connor goes home.
In addition to Chris and Connor, a third bachelor also reportedly got the boot in Virginia.
But the identity of the suitor -- either Lincoln, a 26-year-old account sales executive from Nigeria who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA; Leo, a 31-year-old stuntman from Studio City, CA; or Wills, a 29-year-old graphic designer from Los Angeles, CA -- has yet to be revealed.
After Virginia, Becca traveled to Nassau, the Bahamas and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In the Bahamas, Becca explored the beautiful destination with her remaining six bachelors.
Three men reportedly received one-on-one dates this week, and they were Blake, a 28-year-old sales representative from Bailey, CO; Colton, a 26-year-old former pro football player who now runs a cystic fibrosis charity from Denver, CO; and Garrett, a 29-year-old medical sales representative from Reno, NV.
Each man received a rose on his date, according to Carbone, and Jason, a 29-year-old senior corporate banker from Seattle, WA, earned the coveted rose on a high-stakes, pressure-filled three-on-one date with Becca.
Becca's decisions in the Bahamas narrowed her field of hopefuls to only four men.
Becca's Final 4 bachelors were Colton, Blake, Garrett and Jason.
Each of the four men got to bring Becca home to his hometown to meet his family.
Jason's hometown date taped on April 18 in Buffalo, NY. Blake introduced the Bachelorette to his loved ones on April 20 in Bailey, CO. Colton and Becca's date filmed April 22 in Aurora, CO. And finally, Becca met Garrett's family on April 24 in Manteca, CA.
In what was probably one of Becca's hardest breakups of the season -- once family becomes involved, of course -- Becca eliminated Colton, determining her Final 3 suitors.
It's unclear why Becca decided to cut Colton from the running for her heart.
But Carbone says Becca's friend Tia Booth -- whom fans remember from Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor earlier this year -- showed up before the Final 4 Rose Ceremony to admit to Becca that she still had feelings for Colton.
So that probably played a big role in Becca's decision, although Carbone is just speculating.
Colton allegedly ghosted Tia after their little romance bloomed, so Carbone guesses the suitor wasn't happy when Becca dumped him following Tia's unexpected declaration of her feelings.
"Both Tia and Colton will be in Paradise, so this story will be continued, for sure," Carbone teases of this summer's Bachelor in Paradise season.
Colton's exit left Becca with the Final 3 bachelors -- Jason, Blake and Garrett.
Becca enjoyed romantic overnight Fantasy Suite dates in Thailand with these three gentlemen, and then she allegedly chose to send Jason home.
Last month, Carbone reported the two guys who make it to the Final Rose Ceremony were Garrett and Blake.
While Carbone did not report which of the two bachelors won Becca's heart, TMZ beat him to the punch.
TMZ recently published photos of Becca dazzling in a white sequin dress with a low back, appearing to kiss her final suitor at the final Rose Ceremony, which was filmed in the Maldives on May 10.
In the photos, Becca was kissing a man in a nice suit at the Shangri-La Resort and talking withThe Bachelorette's apparent production team. The moment seemed to be just after a romantic marriage proposal.
Although the bachelor's identity has not been confirmed, it's pretty clear from looking at the pictures Becca is engaged to Garrett!
Garrett received Becca's First Impression Rose on the premiere, and she admitted she was "smitten" with him the moment he stepped out of a minivan. (Yes, a minivan. He was trying to make the point he's excited to become a father and husband).
If this information about Garrett winning Becca's heart is correct, the brunette beauty will become the fourth The Bachelorette star in a row to select the man who had received her first rose -- and the first kiss of the season.
Garrett was previously married. He was engaged to Kayla Cunningham and they tied the knot on September 19, 2015, however Nevada court records indicate the couple filed for divorce six months later.
That means Blake finished as the runner-up, according to Carbone.
Blake therefore had his heart broken in the Maldives despite his strong connection with the franchise's leading lady. As fans probably recall, Blake introduced himself to Becca on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, which aired at the conclusion of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s The Bachelor season in March.
Blake brought a horse into the ABC studio, suggesting Becca needed to get back up on the horse. He also rode in on an ox on Night 1 of filming The Bachelorette. Blake impressed Becca with his seemingly-sincere intentions and sweet personality.
Becca already confirmed to the press she is happy, in love and engaged, so Garrett appears to be her man!
Now let's dive in to what fans can expect to see on the very next episode, according to ABC.
With 21 men remaining following the first Rose Ceremony of the season, last season's The Bachelorette couple Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo will ask eight of the suitors, decked out in tuxedos, to compete in an obstacle course meant to test their abilities as a groom.
The winner of the obstacle course will get a chance to propose to Becca, but he'll make enemies at the afterparty that night and a "faceoff" will go down between himself and one "jealous" man, teases the network.
Blake will receive the first one-on-one date of the season planned by host Chris Harrison with an assist from celebrity rapper Lil Jon.
Blake and Becca will first get to smash items that remind Becca of her past with Arie -- including his demolition derby racecar, the breakup couch, and a video of their engagement.
Lil Jon will perform his hit "Turn Down for What" as the couple use sledgehammers to make waste of Becca's bad memories. Blake will also open up about his "unfortunate dating past."
And in another group date, 10 lucky men arrive at a gym where they are challenged to show off their athletic skills while playing in a dodgeball tournament in front of a live audience. Comedian Fred Willard will join Chris for some colorful commentary.
"Some shocking news" will then be shared during the afterparty, which will "rock Becca's world." ABC calls the news a bachelor's "bombshell secret" that will "blindside" the Bachelorette.
The episode's cocktail party will be full of drama as Becca admits to having a hard time in light of the information she had received the previous night. And one flashy suitor will show up in his underwear to steal some time with Becca, which creates even more tension between the men.
By the end of the season's second Rose Ceremony, three more bachelors will be sent home without a rose.