Tuesday’s The Bachelor: After the Final Rose set a brand-new record, although the item’s not exactly a not bad one.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. became the first Bachelor to propose twice in one season, after popping the question to Lauren Burnham on the live aftershow.
The 36-year-old race car driver’s first proposal aired just one night before on Monday’s finale, when he got down on one knee in addition to proposed to Becca Kufrin. Just minutes later, fans watched the pair’s cringe-worthy, unedited breakup as he explained to Kufrin that will he made a mistake in addition to wanted to pursue a relationship with Burnham instead.
Of course, Luyendyk leaving his winner for his runner-up is actually not a Bachelor novelty. Jason Mesnick did the same thing nearly 10 years ago in 2009, during season 13 of The Bachelor. The Seattle native proposed to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, only to break up with her on After the Final Rose, where he then asked Molly Malaney if she would certainly take him back.
Mesnick’s shocking finale made national headlines, with many calling him the show’s biggest villain ever. although all worked out for the Bachelor, who later proposed to Malaney in brand-new Zealand. They married in a televised wedding in 2010 in addition to welcomed their first child together, daughter Riley, in 2013.
The couple returned to give advice to Luyendyk on After the Final Rose, shortly after he revealed he “regretted” proposing to Kufrin in addition to minutes before he proposed to Burnham.
“No love story is actually perfect, in addition to I think for us, you know, I took that will risk because the item was worth the item,” Luyendyk said. “I’m happy. We’re crazy about each various other.
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