It was the shock of the week when fans watched the unedited, raw, and emotional break up of Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin. The “Bachelor” star decided to end it with the woman he proposed to in order to rekindle his relationship with Lauren Burnham. The fans, aka Bachelor Nation, see a correlation between his antics and the last Bachelorette star, Rachel Lindsay.
If you follow the shows, you’d recall that Rachel Lindsay was torn when it came down to who she would give her final rose to.
On one hand, Bryan Abaloso was the safe choice because he was ready to be married instantly. It was obvious that they had chemistry, and Rachel chose Bryan in the end but viewers always felt that she actually wanted to be with Peter Kraus.
The only flaw that Rachel saw in Peter was that he wasn’t ready to be married just yet.
The two had such an intense and emotional goodbye that it was apparent that Lindsay would have chosen Kraus had he been ready to propose.
It seemed as though Bryan was just the winner by default.
Arie Luyendyk did the same exact thing as Rachel when he chose Becca Kufrin instead of Lauren Burnham. The only difference is that he went back and followed his heart.
A fan tweeted: “Maybe Arie actually belongs with Rachel Lindsay because they BOTH clearly settled for the ‘safe’ choice.”
That was the day before it was revealed that Luyendyk actually “unproposed” to Becca and decided to go back to Lauren.
That’s when a follower of the show made the observation that “Arie Lyendyk Jr. did what Rachel Lindsay wanted to do except she doesn’t have the audacity to break up with her fiancee. Rachel girl, we know you want Peter instead.”
Another user tweeted: “Hey, Rachel Lindsay, it’s never too late to follow your heart. Go get your man Peter back.”
Rachel has addressed the issue before. Shortly after it was revealed that she chose Bryan, Rachel hit back with: “It’s so funny to me, I’ve never been one to settle or to be desperate for anything…that’s why I was 32 and still single. So, like, when people say things like that, like ‘Bryan was runner-up,’ I’m like, ‘No.’ I think you can clearly see that I have a lot of love for Bryan. I never would have just chosen a ring.”
What do you think about the comparison?