It looks like getting her heart broken on national television has paid off for Becca Kufrin! The Bachelorette star just revealed that five months after Arie Luyendyk Jr. publicly called off their engagement, she has found love again on the reality dating competition.
"I am engaged!” the 28-year-old beauty told People magazine. "It was the happiest moment of my life. And it feels so good to say it. I still pinch myself, like, did that all just happen? It’s been a whirlwind." This is great news for Becca, who was blindsided by the former Bachelor when he revealed he still had feelings for runner-up Lauren Burnham.
"I went through the grieving process," Becca said at the time. "I was confused and angry and all the emotions you go through a heartbreak with." However, when the chance to give out the roses came up, the Minnesota native did not hesitate. "Yes, I fell in love and we were engaged," she added, "but that ended. And I realized nothing since then changed. I still wanted to find my partner, and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me."
So, who won Becca's heart? While you can check out some spoilers here, some contestants have already been making headlines for the wrong reasons. Lincoln, whom Becca met on the After the Final Rose special, has a nasty reputation before even making his debut on the premiere. "I saw this guy with his pants around his ankles, with toilet paper on the ground, and he's going to the bathroom on the toilet paper," a source told Life & Style exclusively. "I kind of double took and couldn't really understand what I was seeing. Either the next day or the day after that I walk in and he's doing it again, and I'm like 'You got to be kidding me.'
"When I told my buddies they were like, 'What?' they didn't believe me so I snapped a picture from when you walk in… just to kind of prove it to them — not knowing that the guy is going to be on a TV show two years later." WTF.
There is also Alex Templeman, who is currently being accused of battery after beating up an acquaintance in what is described as a "malicious, premeditated, vindictive, and intentional" attack. NBD. However, there are some early frontrunners, including NFL star Colton Underwood, who previously dated U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and who can forget everyone's favorite banjo player Ryan Peterson?
Meanwhile, Arie is currently planning his wedding to Lauren B. — which could take place around the same time Becca's season wraps up. "Arie was talking about [doing it in] August," Lauren's mom, Pamela, told Life & Style. "I'm hoping it will be in the summer."
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