Hi Everyone!! Did you watch the THREE HOUR LONG episode of The Bachelor last night?! It was a painfully long episode … not to mention … over an hour of it was watching the most awkward, heartbreaking break up ever! Gah! I felt totally gutted watching it all unfold. How did you feel watching this?!
I’m so upset that the rumors I’ve been hearing are actually coming true! On my previous Bachelor recap, a few readers mentioned in the comments section that Arie was rumoured to pick Becca, then dump her, then get back together with Lauren and I was HOPING that wouldn’t be the case because that’s such a shitty position for all three people to be in but it’s looking like that’s, unfortunately, the case!
I’m not sure how you feel about this and I’m sure some of you will have a different opinion, but I TRULY believe that Arie was 100% in love with Lauren, I mean, I think he genuinely loved Becca too but I think his feelings were stronger for Lauren. However, I think what changed his mind was the opinion of his family … they seemed to really love Lauren, (how awkward was it when they kept bringing up her name to Becca?! Ugh!), but I think when they told Arie that they believed Becca was a better fit for him that he ended up basing his decision on their opinions rather than following his heart and going with Lauren.
It’s too bad that he didn’t trust his own heart with this decision … so much heartbreak could have been avoided had he done this but since he didn’t, it really went sideways and three people ended up hurting rather than one (which is still crappy!). However, with that being said, I do respect Arie for calling off the engagement when he felt it wasn’t what his heart truly wanted … that takes a lot of courage to do something like that and it saves heartbreak later down the road but it REALLY wasn’t a good call for him to do it in front of the cameras. I thought that was a bit disrespectful to Becca and how terrible for her to have to go through that in front of people while being filmed. Break up’s are horrible enough to begin with … no one needs to have a mic on and be filmed through it for the entire world to see, that’s just straight up torture if you ask me!
I also really, really, respect Becca for handling this entire situation so well. Even Arie mentioned that he told Becca he was struggling a bit with his feelings and she supported that fact that he needed some time to figure this all out, I think this really proves how amazing she is! It’s just unfortunate that this didn’t end in her favour … but maybe it’s a blessing in disguise?? MAYBE Becca will rekindle her relationship with her ex? Or, better yet, here’s hoping she will be our next Bachelorette!! How amazing would that be?? Whatever happens, I fully believe that this is all for the better and Becca is set on the right path to finding the man of her dreams!!
Welp. I guess tonight on the second part of the Bachelor finale we will finally see where things are at now … I’m a little nervous for Becca to see Arie considering it will be the first time she has seen them since their VERY public breakup but my fingers are crossed that Becca will be announced as the next Bachelorette and I hope at the very least that Arie and Lauren have found love … and that it lasts for longer than two weeks.
Please make sure to share your thoughts below, I know that this is a pretty crazy ending so I’m sure MANY of you have opinions about all of this chaos!!!