Only a few days after his shocking change of mind on The Bachelor’s season finale, Arie Luyendyk Jr. took his fiancée Lauren Burnham for a drive around the IndyCar race track, and the vehicle was even emblazoned with his name! How cool!
The pair was in Florida this past weekend, attending INDYCAR’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
The Bachelor star and race car driver took this opportunity to open up more about his decision to break up with Becca Kufrin and propose for the second time in the same season to Lauren.
Arie confessed that ‘She [Lauren] always had my heart. And in the end, it was a battle between my head and my heart, but she always had my heart.’
The 25-year-old had the opportunity to also take a spin around the track with a legend of race driving – Mario Andretti.
She later took to social media to say that it was ‘one of the top 5 coolest things I have ever done.’
The couple has been making a lot more public appearances now that the season is over.
Arie and Lauren were seen out and about in New York on Wednesday.
They seem very comfortable with their romance despite the scandal that surrounds it and are trying to make the best of their time together.
Of course, things are definitely not perfect.
As you may already be aware, Luyendyk was declared persona non grata in Minnesota as a result of his humiliating split from Kufrin.
Minnesota is actually Becca Kufrin’s home state, and it looks like everyone is behind her, so he is now ‘banned’ from going there.