One thing is for certain from this season of The Bachelorette — Arie Luyendyk, Jr is a serious lover! Arie appears smitten with Emily, but he also appears smitten with ladies everywhere. He was just spotted having a lunch date with ex-girlfriend and actress Sonia Rockwell a few days ago.
According to Star Magazine, Arie and his ex-girlfriend “spent the better part of an hour together drinking coffee” … “They obviously had great affection for each other, and Arie kept reaching over to touch her hands. When they were done, he put his arm around her and they headed down the street.”
And in the latest issue of Star Magazine, other exes are speaking out. We LOVE IT when an ex “speaks out”!
Ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Classen told Star Magazine, “Arie is romantic, charming and enjoying.” Classen shared a house with the race car driver in Arizona from 2007 to 2010. She adds, “He’s wonderful, a real sweetheart. He was neat, organized and even cooked for me! We became great friends.”
Ok, first of all you gotta love it when anyone describes you as “enjoying” or just uses the word “enjoying” as an adjective in any sentence.
Second, you gotta love that when asked to describe Arie as an ex-boyfriend—as in someone you were in a romantic relationship with and super hot for—she refers to him as “neat” and “organized”!–Is that really the romantic legacy you want to leave behind?
But Reality Steve paints a different picture of the Indy race car driver – claiming that Arie was working multiple girls during the taping of the show.
He allegedly hit on other girls, and stayed with girls that his friends were actually dating. But the scandal appears to be the age of these young girls.
RS claims the girls Arie was dating were all under the age of 24, and Arie is 30 (gasp! say it isn’t so!). He also claims he was caught texting one of the girls he was dating before the show while on the set of the show.
So, it’s no surprise that an insider is now telling Star Magazine that Arie changed his ways in the months before he joined The Bachelorette and became a serious player. The insider claims: “He may come off as a gentleman but Arie is really immature.”
Allegedly, Arie was spotted with a 20-year-old girl named Stephanie between New Year’s Eve and the time he began filming the show. He was also reportedly seeing two other girls: a 21-year-old named Courtney and a 22-year-old named Brittany.
“He began texting Brittany while he was on The Bachelorette, even as he was romancing Emily,” an insider claims — Ok, flow chart please! We are losing track!
We learned a few weeks ago from our fellow Bachelor Blogger/Chris Harrison lover Sophienette of Insomniac Ramblings that Luyendyk also dated Bachelorette producer Cassie Lambert, a fact which has since played out on the show. An insider also claims Arie felt his connection to show producer Cassie Lambert would boost his career: “I’m sure Arie figured out that connection would help him go far on the show.” Oouch!
And, allegedly, Arie began an on-an-off five-year relationship with actress Sonia Rockwell, 33 (the girl Arie was just spotted having lunch with a few days ago). Ex Elizabeth Classen claims: “They stayed in touch after they broke up and are on good terms.” Seriously Arie, we really need a flow chart to see how this breaks down.
And as if all that wasn’t complicated enough to understand, we know just prior to the show Arie apparently had to get a new tattoo to cover up the tattoo that once had an ex’s name on it.
Well, we definitely know a few things here: Arie Luyendyk, Jr is totally hot, totally digs the ladies and is a bit of an (amazing) situation! Viva, Arie!