In a brand new interview with Bachelor couple Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham, the two revealed that they have already started planning the wedding despite the man proposing only about 12 hours before! ‘The wedding planning’s already begun, and I will be moving to Arizona [to live with Luyendyk] the last week of this month,’ Lauren said, with Arie adding that ‘We’re planning to [get married this year].’
Just a few weeks into their relationship, the couple has already had to go through a lot!
Luyendyk created a lot of controversy when it was announced that the Bachelor actually put an end to his engagement to Becca Kufrin mere weeks after the show’s finale was shot, and pursued the runner-up instead – Lauren.
On Monday, during the show’s finale, Arie and Becca’s breakup aired unedited for everyone to see and it was brutal.
Despite his shocking change of mind, Lauren had no problem taking him back and revealed that her family has ‘supported us wholeheartedly the whole time.’
‘They knew that I was heartbroken when we broke up, and they supported me then, and when we decided to get back together, they supported that as well,’ she explained.
As for whether she is worried Arie will break her heart later on like he did Becca’s the answer was a definite ‘no.’
‘I am confident. We have had a lot of conversations about it, and I trust him, and I do not think he would have taken such a huge risk and faced all this backlash if he was not really serious about this decision,’ she insisted.
After the Final Rose, Arie confessed that he should not have popped the big question to Kufrin.
According to him, the reason he did was that it seemed like the safe choice as Kufrin would have been a great wife, but obviously, he later realized that was not enough, and the heart wants what it wants!
‘It does not make me upset to hear that, because I am pretty sure in my limo ride home from the breakup, I actually said that myself. I kind of knew that was why he made that decision, so I just understand it,’ Burnham said.
‘At the end of the show, there is obviously a moment where you have to decide, and I was very confident in the kind of person Kufrin was. I knew that for me, she was the type of person I could see myself with and, logically, that made sense to me at the time. But the heart wants what the heart wants. I kept thinking about Lauren, and I realized it was something bigger than just the ideal relationship on paper,’ Luyendyk revealed.