Rebecca “Becca” Kufrin has finished filming the new season of ABC’s The Bachelorette and just confirmed that she’s officially engaged — but there may be a minor hiccup in her wedding plans. Kufrin’s reported winner has been married before, potentially making The Bachelorette star his second wife.
The new season of The Bachelorette kicks off next week and early reports indicate Kufrin gave Garrett Yrigoyen her final rose. But what most fans don’t know is that Yrigoyen was a married man back in 2016. The union only lasted for around six months before both parties realized it wasn’t going to work and filed for divorce.
According to Radar Online, Yrigoyen and his wife, Kayla, filed for divorce in the Nevada Judicial District Court in March of 2016. In a joint petition, the estranged couple admitted that they weren’t compatible and could no longer live in the same house.
With a reconciliation off the table, the two were awarded a divorce a few days after filing. They originally tied the knot in September of 2015. Neither party received alimony or spousal support.
Yrigoyen’s first marriage aside, we don’t know for sure if he is the one Kufrin picked in the season finale. We do know, however, that Yrigoyen is a contestant in Season 14 and is one of the frontrunner’s for Kufrin’s final rose. Whether or not he disclosed his first marriage on the show is yet to be seen, but hopefully he came clean about it before popping the big question.
Kufrin first appeared on ABC’s hit dating franchise on last season’s The Bachelor. She actually came out on top and won Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s final rose in the season finale. A few weeks after the finale, Luyendyk changed his mind, dumped Kufrin and reunited with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. The two are currently planning a wedding of their own.
Although Kufrin suffered a devastating heartbreak on The Bachelor, it sounds like everything worked out for the best. The Bachelorette star just confirmed that she is engaged to her finalist and could not be happier about starting a new life with her future husband.
“It was the happiest moment of my life,” she explained in a recent interview. “And it feels so good to say it. I still pinch myself, like, did that all just happen?”
Fans can watch Becca Kufrin find love once again when Season 14 of The Bachelorette premieres Monday night on ABC.