6 things to know about Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Five years after getting the shaft from Bachelorette Emily Maynard, 35-year-old race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. will finally get his turn in the drivers seat when the 2018 season of The Bachelor airs. Arie has quite a colorful background which could work for or against him when the ladies hit that wet pavement on Janu-Arie 1st.
So what do we know about Arie?
He presently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, but was actually born in Den Bosch, Netherlands. The Luyendyk family moved from the Netherlands to Brookfield, Wisconsin when Arie was only 2-years-old. He may look all-American but Arie is 100% Dutch. I guess that means he’s uncut ladies.
2: He’s a Virgo. Arie was born to mother Mieke Luyendyk and father Arie Luyendyk on September 18th, 1981.
3: He has twin brothers! Yep, Arie has 2 younger brothers who were still teens on Emily’s season.
He also has a sister named Maida Luyendyk.
4: As far as who he has dated…well there is not enough time to list all of Arie’s romances, but suffice it to say Arie is a lover of epic proportions. Arie dated DWTS star Karina Smirnoff, Bachelor alumni Selma Alameri, Bachelor producer Cassie Lambert, Bachelor vixen Courtney Robertson and most recently as in up until a few months ago he was dating 26-year-old secretary Sydney Stempfley from Scottsdale, Arizona.
Anyhow, we have kept a thorough record of Arie’s love life.
5: He’s had quite a successful career in racing. Working for such outfits as:
- Luyendyk Racing
- Sam Schmidt Motorsports
- Brian Stewart Racing
- Guthrie Racing
- AGR-AFS Racing
- Andersen Racing
- Alliance Motorsports
6: And our new Bachelor has an arrest record.
On October 23, 2008, Luyendyk was arrested for driving with a suspended license, following too closely and unsafe lane change.
At the time of the traffic stop, the officer discovered he was driving with a suspended license.