Ever since The Bachelorette began airing in May, ladies have been coming out of the woodwork to talk about finalist and love addict Arie Luyendyk Jr. It’s hard to keep track of all of Arie’s exes, let alone ex-girlfriends named “Cassie”. But, apparently Arie’s ex-girlfriend Cassie Harshman (not to be confused with Arie’s ex, show producer Cassie Lambert) warns Emily Maynard: Don’t pick him!
Cassie claims to RadarOnline that he has led Emily Maynard on from the start, saying: “He’s in it for the fame” and “Arie has dated hundreds of women and travels all over the world.”
That certainly would not be shocking considering all the other reports on Arie and an endless list of ladies — some of them under the age of 24 (a detail Reality Steve seemed to find significant and an observation we found hilarious).
The 27 year-old continued, “Clearly, he doesn’t need help finding a date or someone to fall in love with. The whole idea of Arie being on The Bachelorette is a joke. He hasn’t raced much since 2008, and I know with certainty that his only motive for going on the show was for the fame and attention.”
That’s interesting because I have been also questioning what Arie has been doing since 2008. The Bachelor/ette is famous for exaggerating a tad bit about contestants and their professions (We here at Ok! Here is the Situation know this to be true first hand because a friend of ours works with Ryan Park from Ashley Hebert’s season and he is FAR from being one of the owners of the company, even though ABC led us to believe that was case.)
It sounds like Cassie is the girl Arie spoke of when he claimed that he was in love with a girl with two kids. They began dating in late 2009 (which again we need a flow chart because that seems to overlap with his relationship with Elizabeth Classen who famously described Arie as “neat, organized and enjoying”), and lived together — as Arie indicated on his one on one date with Emily. (At least he dates a lot of girls named “Cassie,” which helps when you have a girl’s name tattooed on your arm!!)
Apparently the bitterness may be well deserved, since according to a published report — backed up by friends of the couple — Arie revealed a rather personal detail about Cassie Harshman during one of his dates with Emily: that Cassie had miscarried his child. And, as a result, the footage was edited out. Good God! That tops Kacie B’s one-on-one super uncomfortable and unnecessary bulimia disclosure!
“If that happened, I’m mortified that Arie would share such painfully intimate details of our relationship while the cameras were rolling,” Cassie tells Star, confirming the miscarriage.
“What happened is one of the hardest things a woman can go through. I’ve moved on, but Arie using that to try and elicit sympathy from Emily is horrible.”
She also shared: “He wasn’t the best father figure to my children.” Ouch!!!!
Well the accusations are a bit harsh but it also looks like the two broke-up in December of 2011, just prior to filming. So she probably is still reeling from the break-up. Regardless, it’s hard not to love Arie!!