Arie therefore chose to call off his engagement to Becca on-camera in January in the hope of reconciling with Lauren, and the excruciating unedited scene played out on Monday night's The Bachelor finale. With that extended running time, you know something insane went down. In case you had successfully kept from throwing up in your mouth for the first four and a half hours of this finale, Arie gets down on one knee and proposes on the same stage his previous "winner" aka fiancé was sitting. "I don't think it will pass". To put that it into perspective, that's just as long as Mel Gibson's war epic "Braveheart". While she might get that chance in the final episode of the season where she sees Lauren and Arie again, so far The Bachelor has continually milked her emotions for personal gain and to boost ratings. She was just named "The Bachelorette"!
But Luyendyk dumped Kufrin several weeks later, telling her he wanted to try to make things work with Lauren Burnham, the runner-up. Becca had gifted Arie a scrapbook of photographs with a section left blank for their future baby, but those dreams came crashing down when he chose to end the relationship in an unedited "half-hour spectacle of human misery". So let's unpack it. Strap in, it's about to get wild. It's after that proposal though that The Bachelor season 22 really went off the deep end.
This year's "The Bachelor" finale seemed pretty standard by all accounts at first. Yes, you read that correctly: Lauren nonchalantly revealed that she and Arie actually met each other before filming The Bachelor.
"Lauren Elizabeth Burnham, will you marry me?" It is all about you tonight, but I have another twist.
ARIE: I know I made that commitment to you, and I know this is obviously a shock for you. But why must you make the soon-to-be-broken-hearted vocalize just how in love they are full well knowing just how much those very words are going to slap them in the face @BachelorABC?.
Are you looking forward to see Becca as the Bachelorette? So why was there another hour left of the show? After a game of cat and mouse, of speaking in platitudes and dolling out insincere apologies, Arie finally leaves for good.
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Instead, he took back the ring and proceeded to torment her by guiltily lingering at the "Happy Couple" house until she begged him to go. But was it really worth sitting through all of it to get to that final conclusion?
However, within days he admitted he was still obsessed with technology saleswoman Lauren, saying in a confessional: 'I go to bed and I think about Lauren, and I wake up and I think about Lauren'.