Does Arie Luyendyk pull a Jason Mesnick on the finale of The Bachelor?
Ok so it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Reality Steve — because I think he is doing something really shady to get his intel and because he is long-winded, self-congratulatory and his site is ridiculously slow and clunky—it always sends my computer into overdrive.
But that said, his info is pretty accurate, albeit very cunningly and shamefully procured.
Anyhoo, I don’t like to discuss who wins the Bachelor in case their are fans out there who want it to be a surprise, but occasionally there is some dirt that is so interesting (like the infamous Nick Viall airplane video), I need to write about it somewhere. Thus, I will hide this little spoiler here in the ‘uncategorized” category.
So you have been warned!!
We know Arie Luyendyk chooses Becca Kufrin over Lauren Burnham in the end. And really the two have been spoiling things themselves by posting dueling pics in the same yard on social media–oops! which is why I don’t feel so guilty about discussing this.
Before I get to RS I will say this; I was shocked that ABC chose Arie to be The Bachelor given his reputation for playing the field. And it looks like they tried to explain that away by having Arie talk about how he has not been in love since Bachelorette Emily Maynard 5 years ago, but if you read between the lines I think that was just code for ‘in case you have read online that I am a serial cheater just blame it on my broken heart and I promise this time it will be the real thing.’
Anyhow, back to RS who claims on his site that fickle Arie is up to his old tricks and had buyers remorse after proposing to Becca and contacted Lauren to see if she was still interested. And that producers are presently in Virginia at Lauren B’s house filming.
“I was told from a source specifically that “Arie broke up with Becca and they are heading to Virginia to film.” Obviously a big deal. ….This source who told me that had also given me information earlier this season which ended up being right, which led me to believe this is what had happened. …..the first thing I thought was, “Ok, but what if he hasn’t actually called off the engagement, he’s just going to see Lauren and apologize or something to that effect.” It was a long shot, especially since I knew he had been talking to her, but that was the one thing that was holding me up. I wanted to make sure the engagement was definitely called off.”
“Not less than 6 hours later, a photo appears in a private Facebook group that ABC’s vans were out in front of Lauren’s mother’s house in Virginia, and the person who posted the picture seemed to know that ABC and Arie were there and were filming.”
I am loving the screen for dramatic effect.
Given the photographic evidence, I’d say there is a good chance that the After the Final Rose episode will mirror what happened on Jason Mesnick’s season. If you recall Mesnick had a change of heart on ATFR and told his new fiancee Melissa Rycroft that he was in love with runner-up Molly Malaney in an episode that was ‘so dramatic’ ABC had to ditch the usual live audience to give Melissa the privacy she needed to deal with the devastating bombshell.
So look for a rather lackluster finale, but a VERY dramatic after show and media circus to follow.
And I will take it a step further; given Arie’s love for the ladies I predict that he will contact no less than 8 of the former contestants via text, including 22-year-old Bekah Martinez. Stay tuned.