Well, that was uncomfortable.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin reunited for the very first time considering that The Bachelor star suddenly ended their engagement to this day runner-up Lauren Burnham … and they did it live throughout Tuesday’s After the Final Rose unique.
“Let’s do it, let’s talk, get it over with and move on,” Becca, 27 stated, right before host Chris Harrison brought the Bachelor out on phase.
“It feels good to see you,” was the very first thing Arie, 36, stated to Becca. “I know it’s been really hard for you.” Understatement of the year?!
Becca’s greatest concern for Arie? When he understood he wished to end their engagement and be with Lauren, which Arie stated it was the very first discussion he had with Lauren. “There was a lot of guilt and a lot of shame,” he stated. “I wanted to express everything to you, but I wanted to be sure before I put it out there.”
Arie made a great deal of reaction from Bachelor Nation over his choice to break up with Becca on-camera, blindsiding her on a “Happy Couple Weekend,” and he aimed to discuss himself throughout the taping.
“I wanted everyone here and at home to know that this was on me and it wasn’t on you,” Arie discussed of having actually the split recorded by the program. “I think there are a lot of questions why I did it the way I did it and that’s why.”
When asked by Harrison about any remorses he has, Arie confessed, “I do regret proposing that day because I wasn’t fully ready.”
He continued that “the pressure” of being the Bachelor lead him to propose, discussing, “knowing that there’s a timeline and having to make a decision that day.”
Becca argued that Arie didn’t have to make that option in Peru, Arie concurred, stating, “I own up to that. That’s on me. That is totally on me. I have no excuse for that. I apologize for that.”
Though Becca informed Arie he “robbed” her of her very first proposition and engagement, eventually, she accepted Arie’s apology, stating, “I forgive you, I do.” She included, “I do want you to be happy, I do. I hope Lauren is your one and you’ve found that happiness in her. I just want you to be honest with her and just hold her heart high.”
The Bachelorette will premiere later on this year on ABC.