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Hi bitches, I’m BACK.
Work trip was cancelled due to snow so I’m sitting comfy in my bed, watching the disaster that is another 2 hours of The Bachelor.
This morning, the damage Arie did to America last night was reminiscent of November 9th, 2016. The world was changed forever. Everyone on the train was on their phones, liking tweets & Instagram posts about it, and people at work were getting worked up about it.
History was made by the race car driver Bachelor.
Now, we watch the aftermath.
Why are we watching them as a happy couple, the same exact footage we saw last night? We don’t need to replay this… we have been thinking about it ALL DAM DAY.
“I feel a little bit like a monster right now.”— YA THINK, ARIE.
And bring in Jason Mesnick…
Arie is sitting down with the OG most hated Bachelor, the first one to ever pull the switchero (I’m surprised more men haven’t done this on The Bachelor).
He tells our beloved Arie that it’s going to suck and that people will hate him, but he has to be sure it’s worth the risk.
Now Arie is on his way to Lauren’s house and says,
“I really want to marry Lauren” and now he’s scared that Lauren will turn him away.
Bullshit Arie dear, because we know Reality Steve has the tea and that you have spoken to Lauren previously and you KNEW she would come back to you.
But that’s besides the point… Arie is now outside her house and having a panic attack. You know love is real when you have multiple panic attacks about seeing the apple of your eye.
Becca is back in Minnesota, with the cameras, and she’s crying as she’s looking at polaroids of her and Arie.
Is it 1980? Chill out.
It’s sad, but I kind of have lost respect for her by allowing the cameras back in like this.
Becca starts spilling the dirt on Lauren and Arie’s and she says that he couldn’t even describe how or why he loved her because they couldn’t have a conversation.
Arie opens the door to Lauren’s house and wow, I am almost near tears. They hug, and it’s super emotional and I’m kind of loving it. They seem so happy together!
They start spilling their guts to each other, Lauren sounds like she’s going to cry and she really seems like she loves him.
Arie explains that the reason he chose Becca was because she was more confident in their relationship and Lauren straight out asks him if on proposal day, he wanted to marry her.
He let the logic side of himself take over, and I can totally understand that. It’s scary to make a decision like that, on television, for the future so I totally can appreciate him being honest about that.
He said he was honest with Becca, just maybe not to the extent of his doubt.
Let me be clear, the one thing Arie did wrong was the fact that he blindsided Becca, not that he changed his mind.
Lauren straight up tells him she wants to be engaged… I have to hand it to her.
Now, we have the thirsty fivesome— Caroline (UGH), Tia, Sienne, Kendall, and my favorite person EVER, Bekah M.
I have the TV on mute because Bekah M gives me the biggest PIT. I hate her more than I hated Ashley I during Winter Games.
Becca is back on screen with Chris Harrison, she loves BOMB AF in a gold dress, and I’m feeling it.
Chris Harrison is asking Becca if what they showed was ok, and she says that it helped her get closure and see how blindsided she was.
So basically, she’s defending the decision because she’s on the show. I’m not here for it.. It was wrong.
Arie reached out to Lauren A WEEK AFTER they left Peru/got engaged. Lauren told him to reach out to her to get closure, even though they started looking at houses and making plans.
She said that she knew things were up in the air about a week before he broke up with her.
Becca says that Arie needed to follow his heart and seeing things from all sides, she understands. That’s very big of her…
Wait, Minnesota put up a billboard for Becca, people started a fund for her (for what???) and they’re going to donate the 6K to Stand Up to Cancer, and ABC/Bachelor matches it. Ok, Chris Harrison, you redeemed yourself.
Chris asks if she’s ok with seeing Arie, and she says yes, of course.
Ok, bring it on Chris. I am ready.
Jesus, this is painfully awkward. Arie says it’s good to see her. She asks him when did he know that he wanted to break up with Becca and he says after he spoke to Lauren is when he knew.
Wait a second. He is defending the way he broke up with her because he wanted to show the world that he was the one to blame?
WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?
They start talking about him and his feelings for Lauren and the betrayal she felt because she thought that he was going to talk to Lauren to get closure, not to see if Lauren was open to a relationship.
Arie admits that he felt too much pressure to propose because he was The Bachelor (shall we cut to Peter Kraus?) and Becca says that she was robbed of the first proposal she will ever have. That cuts me deep.
Chris asks Becca if she’s ready to move on, and she says yes and I’m patiently awaiting the announcement as the next Bachelorette.
Arie gets out a sincere apology, Becca accepts it and forgives him. She wishes that Arie is happy with Lauren, and that she hopes that Arie holds Lauren’s heart high.
YES. THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT BECCA.
Girls LOVE being petty and personally, I’m not like that. I have so much more respect for people when they are able to forgive and move on. Becca did that tonight. She wishes Arie the best, wishes for his happiness and wishes that he respects Lauren.
That is a class act. Bravo!
Jason and Molly are up next. Jason says he would’ve done it privately and he recommends that Arie get out of LA and step away from The Bachelor franchise. He name drops Sean & Catherine, and Trista & Ryan who are the successful couples as the people who stepped away and got out of the machine.
I think Jason was 100% shading the podcaster/Flat Tummy Tea bachelor thirst trappers out there and I have to agree with him!
Now Lauren & Arie are going to be up with CH and I can’t wait to see how they interact.
Arie says that he did this to find love, to find a fairytale ending and he knows that he messed up.
Lauren comes out and they kiss, and it’s very sweet. She looks gorgeous in a blue lace dress! Her makeup is stunning.
I know Lauren is perceived as boring but I think she’s very shy and maybe this wasn’t the best choice for her but she looks very happy.
Lauren tells the story of how they started speaking. He reached out on Instagram and they really just had one conversation about how they were having a difficult time.
I do think aside from the filming of the breakup, Arie did go about this the right way. Lauren says she think he did this the right way, and I’m confident that they didn’t ‘cheat’ on Becca, but it was just the case of second guessing on Arie’s part.
CH asks what Arie wants to say to his haters, and Arie says nothing. All that matters is that Lauren is sitting with him.
I totally understand now, Arie’s thought process. I think if Becca could forgive him, so can America.
Arie and Lauren are going on vacation out of the country and then when they get back Lauren is going to move to Arizona with Arie.
“As long as we’re happy, that’s all that matters.” Agreed, Arie!
People, including myself, are very strong willed behind a keyboard and screen but we don’t know these people personally and we don’t know their lives.
Ok wait a fucking second. Arie takes Lauren from her seat and professes his love for her. If he proposes….
Bekah M is seen in the audience, not clapping and just whispering to whatever other mindless bitch is next to her. Be more petty and jealous you stupid hoe.
God I’m so mad.
I’m happy for Lauren and Arie though, I got a little choked up.
I’m also a real sucker for a happy ending/proposal.
Everyone is still so mad and upset for Becca and I really am over that emotion right now. Becca is going to be announced as the Bachelorette in about 10 minutes so lets sit tight.
Here we are…
The new Bachelorette IS
This is going to be a good season of The Bachelorette and I’m excited.
This is the first time I've invested myself in a season of The Bachelor, saw a full journey and saw someone who deserves to be the Bachelorette become The Bachelorette. It is very cool.
We’re the reason the world is ending. We’re addicted to this stuff. We were cursing Arie a few minutes ago and now I’m all hyped up, ready to run through a brick wall for Becca and her guys.
THE BACHELORETTE IS STARTING NOW. LETS GOOOOO CH.
They set up the mansion artwork, the roses, and it’s time to meet some guys!! OMG I’m freaking out!
It legit looks CH and Becca are in front of the mansion, very scary.
BRING OUT THE GUYS. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
The first guy has an accent and it’s his birthday at midnight. I don’t even know his name. He is shaking and this is the cutest thing ever.
Second guy up, Chase. He is handsome in a blue suit.
“I wish to be that open door”— ok, Chase.
The third gy has a Banjo and he’s singing. Oh SHIT. I like him. He is so cute!! His name is Ryan and I love him already.
The fourth guy looks like an Eric Bigger knockoff. His name is Darius and I kind of like him but he’s a bit much.
Actually no, I really like him.
The next guy comes in with a horse. It took a little while and I legit thought that they were going to bring out Peter.
I’m always hoping for Peter.
Blake is his name and he says “When you fall off the horse, you have to get back up again” and I’m CRYING. That was so romantic.
May 28th is the premiere of The Bachelorette and it cannot come soon enough.
I have so many thoughts but I will say this…
In two hours I went from hating Arie and Becca, to being on #TeamBecca, to being accepting of Arie and Lauren, to crying at their proposal and to be ready SO READY for Becca K as The Bachelorette and throwing any doubt I had out the window.
This show has ruined my life.
You have seen my psycho cycle go from being ok with Arie changing his mind, being super pissed about it, then accepting it.
Until May 28th… goodbye for now Bachelor Betches!