After weeks of speculation, it’s official: Bachelor Nation stars Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen are over. After the former Bachelorette stars dropped clues on social media for months, Becca finally gave details behind their breakup.
“After many conversations, we came to this decision. It wasn’t something that we just arrived at one night,” Becca told fans about their split during the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on September 1. “It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments. There’s much more to it. To any relationship, there [are] a lot of layers, and it’s not for me to divulge details. It’s no one’s business other than what I’m telling you right now.”
She added, “Just because we’ve arrived at this decision now doesn’t take away all of the years and the countless memories that we’ve made together. I will always look back at this time in my life with so much gratitude and love.”
The reality couple celebrated the two-year anniversary of their engagement mere months before their romance became strained. The couple hit a rough patch after Garrett, 31, made a show of support for police officers amid the George Floyd protests against police brutality on June 4. Following his comments, Becca, 30, publicly said she “doesn’t know” where their relationship stands. It seemed their romance only got rockier from there until they reached their breaking point.
“It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them,” the California native captioned a black box with a blue line running through it for Blackout Tuesday, a day of silence to recognize nationwide protests. “The thin blue line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality.”
Becca called Garrett’s comments “tone deaf” during the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast with cohost Rachel Lindsay the following day, but did not fully condemn his statements. “Garrett is my fiancé, and I love him and, to his core, I believe that he is a good person,” the Minnesota native said at the time. “I don’t align with and I don’t agree with [his message]. I don’t think he meant it in a malicious way. I do think it was tone-deaf, and it was the wrong time and message and sentiment.”
However, the former leading lady backtracked her statements during the following episode and apologized to Rachel for not putting more thought into their conversation. “We wanted [our first conversation] to be impactful, we wanted it to be respectful, we wanted it to be uncomfortable — which it was — but ultimately we wanted that conversation to hopefully make a change in our listeners’ hearts, and Rachel, you did succeed where I did not,” Becca confessed.
The brunette beauty noted she was “back in Minneapolis dealing with the loss of my grandfather” and hadn’t fully comprehended the extent of the situation. “When we recorded the podcast it was 18 hours after Garrett’s social media post so I was dealing with trying to first wrap my head about that and also dealing with discord within my relationship and what it was causing between my family,” she explained. “So, in that moment, it felt like the reservoir in my brain had reached a maximum and I couldn’t process everything at once.”
At the time, Becca said she and Garrett were trying to “work through” their differences, but it looks like they’re now done for good. Keep scrolling to see all the clues that led up to their breakup.
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