Race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. (sort of a salt-and-pepper Zach Braff) proposed to publicist Becca in the three-hour season finale before pulling a Blake Garvey, breaking off his engagement weeks later with the hopes of a second chance with the show’s runner up, sales exec Lauren.
The real kicker? His dumping of Becca was caught on film, with every heart-wrenching second aired, completely unedited. He then popped the question to his stand-by bride during a reunion special. Named as the next Bachelorette, Becca’s consolation prize will be a new clutch of handsome suitors.
“As soon as the breakup with Becca happened, it’s like I could breathe again,” the controversial cad tells WHO. “It feels so good to be 1,000 percent certain.”
Some fans are “1000 percent” outraged. Two billboards have appeared — one in Los Angeles and one in Becca’s home state of Minnesota— condemning the move: “Arie … Not Okay, Just Leave. —Everyone,” they read. In addition, Minnesota state representative, Drew Christensen drafted a bill banning Luyendyk from the state. “The state of Minnesota hereby adopts a policy of zero tolerance,” it says. “Every person in the state has a right to live free from the presence of Arie Luyendyk Jr.”