"I didn't want to live my life with any regrets", he said. She is the first Minnesotan to "win" the Bachelor.
Though Christensen, a lifelong Savage resident, said he's not a die-hard fan, he watched bits of episodes and read recaps to keep tabs on Prior Lake's Becca Kufrin, who was a contestant on the season.
Sadly, the drama is only going to continue tonight (March 6), as the After the Final Rose special airs at 8 p.m. EST.
Kufrin, who told the Star Tribune she is "not allowed contractually to discuss it at this point", has become America's sweetheart. Arie was torn between two women and eventually proposed to one of them, Becca.
The 25-year-old reality star explained that Luyendyk reached out to her via Instagram over New Year's, and while she "wasn't very excited" to hear from him at first, she chose to give him a second chance after hearing how he "had been having a hard time since proposal day". "I want to be the best damn Bachelorette I can be".
Instead, he took back the ring and proceeded to torment her by guiltily lingering at the "Happy Couple" house until she begged him to go. Down. Like, down to the fact that she called out Lauren, then read Arie a journal entry letting him know that they met on the eighth anniversary of her dad's passing. After all, spoilers for The Bachelor are always out there, particularly as reported by Reality Steve, but through some sort of social contract, mainstream gossip rags never spoil the show.
She added, "Yeah arie was probably being friendly but guess what I DON'T CARE HAHAHA". A camera was constantly aimed at her face, which doesn't seem like a huge deal until you watch it occur.
Frankly, though, their conversation would make for a supremely dramatic one-act play that Becca should receive all the money for. He was on season eight of The Bachelorette a few years ago, and he's now The Bachelor, which is in the 22nd season.
Becca was very understanding about his feelings, but she fully expected they would work through their problems. But Becca only wanted him to go, and after 10 minutes of dragging it out, Arie finally left. And, yes, logically we made more sense.
Maybe The Bachelorette will be in store for Becca now that she's single?
The 36-year-old race auto driver made his first debut as a couple with Lauren Burnham on Tuesday's The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, following his devastating breakup with fiancee Becca Kufrin on Monday night's finale. And I think it something that we can all relate to and that's what will stir everybody up, draw something inside of us.