It seems like most of Bachelor Nation has the same attitude toward former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr.: just go away already! Well sorry folks, but that's not happening. On May 30, Bachelorette Becca Kufrin revealed that the man who broke her heart and dumped her for his runner-up Lauren Burnham will indeed be making an appearance on her season of the show.
“He will show up, yes,” Becca finally admitted to ET. “We do have a conversation and you’ll just have to see that unfold." So should we prep for tears, shouting, and drama? Fortunately (or unfortunately?) no. "At that point it wasn’t emotional, it was just two adults sitting down, wishing each other the best and talking through our experiences. I knew that would probably be the last time we had a conversation, and I wish him and Lauren the best."
Becca has admitted that she gets engaged at the end of this season, so it must be a lot easier for her to be happy for Arie and Lauren now than it was when she last talked to him... the night when he proposed to Lauren on live TV.
It's not unusual for the Bachelor or Bachelorette's ex to show up at some point toward the end of the season. For example, Nick Viall was visited by ex Andi Dorfman before proposing to Vanessa Grimaldi. It won't even be the first time that Becca herself was visited by an ex on TV. Last season on The Bachelor, her ex-boyfriend Ross showed up to try to win her back at the very last moment. At least she was expecting the visit this time!
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