Either Arie Luyendyk Jr. doesn’t understand how Instagram stalking works or Becca Kufrin is a social media sleuth because The Bachelor ~winner~ recently revealed that she caught Arie creeping on runner-up Lauren Burnham‘s Instagram long after cameras stopped rolling. Seriously, Arie?
Yes, Arie literally double-tapped his ex’s photos on the social media platform as if his history isn’t easily searchable for his then-fiancée, or you know, anyone else who follows him. “At that point, I knew that he had liked some of her Instagram photos so we had a conversation about it,” the 27-year-old beauty told People magazine. “And that was the first time that he really threw it out that he should have a conversation with her and just apologize for how things had ended with her, that he had felt guilty.”
She went on to admit that she “definitely went through all of the emotions. I was upset, I was angry at times, I felt betrayed. When I started noticing those little things like the Instagram likes, I was trying to come at it from a relationship standpoint to compromise and talk through it.”
In case you missed it, Arie proposed to Becca on the season finale of the reality dating competition but had a change of heart after filming and called off his engagement to pursue a relationship with Lauren. According to reports, the couple is still together and possibly preparing to announce their plans to get married on the After the Final Rose special tonight.
Becca and Arie in happier times.
Despite the backlash, it seems Arie has not learned his lesson and was called out by former contestant Bekah M. for sliding into her DMs post-Bachelor. Or the 36-year-old just really thinks what happens on Instagram stays on Instagram.
Arie’s social media fails aside, Becca does not blame Lauren for their split. “At the end of the day, we both just fell in love with the same guy and she can’t help that. The only person that I can fault in this is Arie and the way he handled it,” she added. “I do feel a little bad that it’s going to be really tough for them when all of this is said and done. Social media is a hard world to navigate through, and there’s going to be a lot of negativity and I don’t think she deserves that. If they want to make it work, then they will, and I hope they’re strong enough to get through it all.”
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