Unfortunately, not everyone is on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette for the right reasons, and many of the final couples end up splitting shortly after the season ends. Out of 23 completed seasons of The Bachelor, only one has married his original pick (two married their runner-ups), and only five couples are together from 15 seasons of The Bachelorette.
After Hannah Brown's short-lived engagement on the most recent Bachelorette season, fans are wondering what the status of Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen is. Is Becca Kufrin still engaged? Keep reading for her most recent breakup news.
Is Becca Kufrin still engaged?
After Arie Luyendyk broke off his engagement to Becca in order to propose to his runner-up, the public was desperate for the brunette beauty to find love, and thus, she was given her own season of The Bachelorette. While Becca's season was airing, fans discovered that Garrett Yrigoyen, the frontrunner, had liked and reposted things on Instagram that were racist in nature. He soon went on the defense, and many fans hoped that Becca wouldn't pick him as the recipient of her final rose.
Becca and Garrett got engaged during the finale episode anyway, and she spoke out about how she didn't approve of the things he did online, but that she felt it wasn't his true character. However, he continued this kind of behavior through the Black Lives Matter protests in May 2020, and was slammed by various members of Bach Nation, including former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.
Since Becca and Garrett's 2018 engagement, there were several rumors that they had broken things off, especially after Becca posted a photo without her engagement ring. The rumors, however, weren't confirmed until Aug. 31, 2020 on Rachel Lindsay's podcast, Bachelor Happy Hour, according to People.
She said: We realized that we still have so much love and kindness and compassion in our hearts for the other person, but sometimes people’s paths just go different ways."
The couple had previously tried a long-distance relationship in the first few months after their engagement, before moving in together just outside of San Diego. They had also discussed having a fall wedding (pre-COVID) but clearly, those plans fell through. It seems as though Becca, however, is focusing on furthering her career for now.
Becca Kufrin and Ben Higgins were going to star in a 'Bachelor' tour together.
Those who simply can't get enough of anything related to The Bachelor most likely had tickets to Becca's tour alongside fellow Bach Nation alum Ben Higgins. Together, they were going to host "The Bachelor: Live on Stage," which was set to venture through 66 cities and towns for fans to get a taste of what goes on, on the show. The show, however, was postponed indefinitely, and needless to say, fans were devastated.
Becca and Garrett clearly weren't meant to be, but there are more fish in the sea. We're rooting for you, Becca K!