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Tia Booth: Will I Be The Bachelorette? Well …

Maybe you're completely hooked on Arie's season of The Bachelor ... or whether you're just watching to see if The Bachelor Spoilers hold true.

Either way, you had to be captivated by Tia Booth's heartbroken farewell and her deeply emotional exit.

In the video below, she's opening up about that experience, everything that she said, and ... whether she would star on The Bachelorette if asked. Her answer was refreshingly honest.

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Tia Booth won over many fans with her Arkansas charm.

If you read our The Bachelor recap, you know that Arie's narrowed down his choices to the final three.

Before that, however, it was time for hometown dates.

Everyone's families tend to have concerns, but Tia's families had done a little internet sleuthing (okay, you don't really need to be a sleuth to type Arie Luyendyk Jr's name into the search bar), and found out about Arie's reputation.

As a playboy. As a womanizer. As possibly someone who's on the show to improve his brand rather than to find love.

(Do you think that they read that Arie is allegedly great in bed?)

In the end, though, Arie was able to charm Tia's concerned loved ones and assure them that he's not some sort of snake in the grass.

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Tia's family may have accepted Arie, but Arie sent Tia packing. Her sobs really tugged at your heartstrings.

Because rumors have been mounting that Arie has broken off his engagement already, maybe it's a good thing that Tia got her heart broken here and now.

A devastated Tia moved audiences with her tears as she said farewell to Arie Luyendyk Jr.

And then, in the car, she admits that she's tired of feeling like she isn't good enough.

So ... how's she feeling now that the dust has settled?

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Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Tia Booth says that she'd jump at the chance to become the leading lady on The Bachelorette.

"I think it would be an amazing experience getting to be the Bachelorette and to get to meet some amazing men."

A lot of people are coy about their desire to fill that roll. Not Tia.

Good for her.

She also says that it would probably present different but interesting challenges.

"I know it would be tough, but I would kinda be in control and in charge."

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She thinks that she could really benefit from being the Bachelorette.

"I think it would be another learning and growing experience, and I'm all for that."

She has the same rationale for being all for that experience as she did for going on The Bachelor, pretty much.

"Thirty years from now, I don't want to say, 'Well, I turned that down because I was scared or nervous.'"

Hey, that's a great way to live if you want to seek out new experiences.

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Even if Tia doesn't end up becoming the leading lady, we could still see more of her and her journey for love.

"I would love to be in Paradise. I would love to continue on this Bachelor journey."

More than many, she knew what she was getting into before the joined the show, since Raven Gates had already been on that adventure.

Even if Tia isn't the next Bachelorette, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is evidence that she could always be called back -- even years from now.

Here's the video of her interview:

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The Bachelor Recap: And Then There Were Three …

Arie Luyendyk Jr. went on four magical hometown dates this week on The Bachelor. But only three women would earn roses to advance.

Were The Bachelor spoilers on point, as they have been all season long, regarding which three bachelorettes earned overnight dates?

While speculation continues to swirl about Arie ending his engagement after the finale, we're still a few weeks away from that conclusion.

When The Bachelor Season 22 Episode 8 kicked off, Arie expressed the usual reservations about meeting the four women's families.

After all, protective fathers and father figures are never lacking, and Lauren Burnham’s dad, a military man, was true to form Monday.

No, he didn't threaten to “f--king kill” Arie to his face, as ABC's promos implied, but he was dead serious about protecting his daughter.

We can sort of see where Lauren gets her personality from after watching the first half of her hometown date. It was quiet. And awkward.

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Eventually, though, they did warm up to him - surprisingly, more so than some of the other families he met, or at least about the same. 

He seems to be falling for Lauren Burnham more than the other three combined, although Becca Kufrin might argue with that comment.

On her hometown date, Becca's uncle stepped in to fill the role of father figure, as he has in her life ever since her father passed away.

Ultimately, Arie talked Uncle Gary off the fence as well, while the adorable Minnesota native continued to charm him around the clock.

Becca could be a dark horse to win this.

Becca Kufrin

Meanwhile, Kendall Long showed Arie how to mount a taxidermy rat, which you'd think would've been the weirdest part of their date.

But then we met her twin sister ... Kylie.

Yes, Kendall and Kylie. Unfortunately, the show didn't attempt to pass Kylie off as Kendall to fool him, or make Kardashian quips.

In Arkansas, Tia Booth's family did a little Internet research before he came to Weiner and found out a bit about Arie’s playboy past.

Arie denied that he was a playboy, chalking it up to being on TV and in the tabloids and whatnot. They largely believed his story.

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Unfortunately for Tia, who seems as open to marrying Arie as anyone, his decision on whom to send home came down to her.

He struggled with this decision, partly because he genuinely cares for all four women, and also because he can't commit. At all.

Just putting that out there.

Arie pulled Kendall aside before the rose ceremony to ask if she was really ready for this. She was still unsure ... but got a rose anyway!

Instead, a devastated Tia is heading back to the Natural State in a state of confusion as to how Kendall got an overnight date instead.

Rachel Lindsay: Lauren Burnham Will Win The Bachelor! Show’s Over!

The Bachelor's coveted hometown dates begin tonight, with Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s final four women introducing them to their families.

According to one woman who's been on both sides of this Bachelor milestone, however, three of them might as well not even bother ...

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... because Arie's made up his mind. Show's over. Go home. Turn out the lights, move along, nothing more to see here folks.

And Rachel Lindsay, last year's star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, isn't basing this on The Bachelor spoilers, either.

In Lindsay's view, Lauren Burnham wrapped this thing up on last week's episode, before the hometown dates even began.

The crazy part, Rachel writes, is not that Arie has an established favorite at this point, but that it's her, in spite of red flags.

Many red flags. Like very red, and a lot of flags.

Rachel Lindsay Motives You

Rachel believes this is a major cause for alarm:

"There are a lot of new things that Arie and Lauren B. are experiencing together but one thing remains constant: the lack of communication."

"This is surprising because [the] lovebirds are on this Italian adventure exploring a different country and one another for the first time."

"Still, they have nothing to talk about."

"Those are not red, white and green flags waving in the distance, those are red ones. Is it just me or is this not alarming?" she continues.

"Arie is again concerned about his relationship with Lauren B., as he should be. I, too, am worried that there is no depth in this relationship."

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Lindsay notes that Arie himself even admits that "he is trying so hard … harder than in any other relationship" to make it work.

Why, though? Is that part of the appeal of Lauren Burnham? "I wonder: is this love, infatuation, or just the hard-to-get challenge of it all?"

Even when she did open up, "she only says she is falling in love with her words because there is absolutely no emotion in her face."

His response? "Arie gets up and walks away."

"We never get the full answer of why he does this, but my best guess is that he is overcome with so much emotion that she is falling for him."

What the heck is going on with these two!?

The Bachelor: Lauren B

Rachel's theory on what happened?

"I personally think he took a moment to run off, jump for joy, click his heels together in the air, and scream with delight into the night."

"He comes back to her and says all of the following without hesitation: 'I want it so bad for us.' He is falling 'deeply' in love with her."

"Ummmm, excuse me for two seconds. What did Arie just say? All further dates will be painful and pale in comparison to this one."

"That’s it! Show is over … there is nothing more to see here. He literally just told Lauren she is the one and everyone else is a placeholder."

Arie Luyendyk: The Bachelor

Yup, that was it, says Rachel: "Arie is on Cloud 9 with Lauren B. while the other women are looking up at them from their hotel rooms."

"I would be so upset if I were the other girls watching this at home. In hindsight, it is too bad they all couldn’t have the foresight Jacqueline did."

Crazily, Lindsay may be right ... but:

If you believe The Bachelor spoilers, Arie's final rose winner and the person he is with right now are not the same person.

That's all we're going to say about that here, but how's that for an epic twist in the making as the home stretch begins?!

Lauren Burnham: Engaged TWICE Before The Bachelor!

As The Bachelor spoilers predicted, the lovely Lauren Burnham has become one of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s favorite's this season.

What the spoilers hadn't told us before now is that she has a romantic history much more complicated than she's letting on ...

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The blonde beauty is obviously striking, but what strikes a lot of fans is how little she's opened up on her last two dates with Arie.

Her apparent reluctance to let her guard down was even more notable after Arie surprisingly said he's falling in love with her.

Keep in mind that hometown dates haven't taken place yet and this is one of four women we may see Arie Luyendyk engaged to.

So what is it about Lauren that captivates him so? And why does she seem hesitant to reveal much of anything about herself?

Well, there's the matter of her engagements. Plural.

Lauren Burnham

Despite all the attention paid to Bekah Martinez's age (22), Lauren Burnham is just 25. Yet she already has a pair of ex-fiances.

She confessed that she's been engaged before, but The Bachelor producer Rob Mills says there's more to the story than that.

"We will find out on her hometown... she's actually been engaged twice," he said, teasing Arie's trip to Virginia Beach next week.

According to Bachelor spoiler god Reality Steve, she was engaged to her high school sweetheart, then to hockey player Chris Crane.

The couple split in 2016 and not on good terms.

The Bachelor: Lauren B

According to Mills, Arie senses that there's something under the surface with her, which is why he revealed his ex-girlfriend's miscarriage:

"That's what was so interesting. He chose Lauren to tell that story to, not Chelsea [Roy]. That would be the person to tell it to, the single mom."

"No, he tells Lauren. It was like, let me tell you the darkest, most personal story that's ever happened to me just to pull something out of you."

"It was mildly successful."

Some fans theorize that Burnham's physical resemblance to former Bachelorette star Emily Maynard might be a factor here as well.

Lauren B. From The Bachelor

"Someone said Arie is so hung up on Lauren B because she looks like Emily and I'm so shook right now," one fan tweeted.

"Honestly the torch Arie is holding for Emily is embarrassing at this point," another said, wholly convinced this is the case.

"Especially since there were so many other blondes with great jaw structures he could've kept around instead of Lauren B."

"This is nonsense."

It is nonsense ... that anyone believes that. He may have a type (gorgeous blondes), but we doubt he's still hung up on Ems.

All we know for sure at this point is that he's completely smitten with her, and that everyone else is on the outside looking in.

Becca Kufrin, Kendall Long and Tia Booth are still in the running, but have their work cut out to make the overnight dates.

Lauren looks like a lock.

Whether or not she should be - and whether Arie should be concerned about her two failed engagements - is another story.

What will he learn in Virginia and how will that change his mindset going forward? Will she finally open up to him for real?

Bekah Martinez Reveals How She Became a Missing Persons Case

If you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, Bekah M's elimination probably wasn't a huge shock.

But you know what was weird for everyone? Reports that Bekah M's mother reported her missing while she was on The Bachelor

As you'll see in the video below, Bekah herself is now explaining everything to Jimmy Kimmel.

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If you read our The Bachelor recap or watched the episode, you know that Bekah Martinez -- the famously young contestant -- was finally eliminated from the competition.

Tia, in her desperation to win Arie, sabotaged Bekah M by telling Arie that the 22-year-old isn't ready for marriage.

And then Bekah got eliminated, though Tia didn't really do herself any favors, either.

All of this comes on top of the story of how Bekah came to be reported missing to the police.

As the story goes, Bekah Martinez's mother didn't know where Bekah was while she was on The Bachelor, vying for Arie Lyendyk Jr's heart. And so her mother ended up reporting her missing.

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As you'll see in the video below, Bekah -- though she was definitely reported missing -- wants to clear the air, which is why she spoke to Jimmy Kimmel.

"I wanted to set the record straight. See, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother, saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on The Bachelor."

Very specifically, a marijuana farm in Northern California. Police note that some such farms are still unlicensed, and any illegal business can be dangerous. Particularly for a young woman.

"But no, I had already been eliminated from the show."

Which, of course, happened under the cover of secrecy. But she did head out of town for a while.

"And I just decided to go up to the mountains for a couple of weeks."

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She describes how her mother came to worry.

"And I was there for six or seven days without phone service, [and] I thought that I was going to have phone service. And I'd told my mother that I would."

Some parents are fine with that (again, Bekah is an adult). Others, well, start to panic. And apparently Bekah realized that she'd been out of touch for too long.

"And you know, I just had this weird feeling on like the sixth or seventh day, I was like 'I need to go home now.'"

But it was a little too late.

"So I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents. And, yeah, come to find out, only twelve hours before, my mother called the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department saying that I was missing."

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Bekah does clarify that yes, this was a marijuana farm, though she clearly prefers to characterize the place as "the mountains."

"I’m not a weed farmer. I’m still a nanny in L.A."

Obviously, folks, she doesn't want to get a reputation. See, her friend has a marijuana farm.

Bekah was just there visiting in the aftermath of what must have been a bizarre and high-pressure experience filming The Bachelor.

Also, it's great that she and so many of her fellow contenders keep in touch.

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Our favorite part of that interview might be when Bekah confesses that she'd have preferred if the leading man had been Peter.

You and the viewers both, girl. The Bachelor Nation has not been subtle about how they feel about Peter or about Arie.

And speaking of Arie's reputation with fans, it was speculated before this season got started that Arie was on the show to build up his brand.

Bekah is 22. Arie wouldn't endear himself to anyone by sending her home in the first episode, but his glaring age gap would have made him seem creepy if he'd taken her too close to the end. For this reason, a lot of fans were not surprised to see Bekah go.

But a lot of folks were sorry to see her leave. She was such a treat.

Bekah m reveals how she became a missing persons case

The Bachelor Recap: Arie’s Final Four Revealed!

Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Bachelor JOURNEY has reached the final four. Would The Bachelor spoilers be proven correct as to their identities?

NOTE: If you haven't read The Bachelor spoilers, there's a lot of chatter about who we see Arie Luyendyk engaged to ... and more.

On The Bachelor Season 22 Episode 7, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his seven remaining women traveled to Tuscany. The stakes?

Four roses, three tickets home. No pressure at all.

The first one-on-one date went to Becca K., who wasted no time in admitting that she’s falling for him and wants to take him home.

That got the job done, to the surprise of no one. She's been a favorite from the start, albeit slightly under the radar. Still is.

More surprising is the fact that Jacqueline is still around, having received so little screen time until last week's installment.

The Bachelor: Rebecca

Not surprising, we suppose, is the fact that she's having doubts about whether her relationship with Arie is at the right point yet.

Believing that she's not confident enough in their future to warrant a hometown date, Jacqueline ultimately sends herself home.

Well, that will make his life simpler at least.

The next one-on-one date went to Lauren B., who is still struggling with the fact that she was engaged before and heartbroken.

She’s starting to fall in love with him, though, and despite how awkward her confession got, he said that he's just really nervous.

The Bachelor: Lauren B

Arie said he's “falling so deeply in love” with her and that he feels vulnerable as a result. Lauren B. may just be the one for him.

Seinne is not the one for him. Despite a really nice, random Italian family-oriented date, Arie's just not there with her just yet.

As a result, she was cut loose without a rose.

That means Bekah, Tia and Kendall were left vying for the final two roses on a dramatic, winner-take-all 3-on-1 group date.

Bekah opened up about struggling with being away from home; Tia struggled with the fact that Bekah is still on the show.

The Bachelor: Tia

Repeatedly questioning whether this 22-year-old could possibly ready for something serious, she even brought it up with Arie.

Tia then told Bekah that she relayed this to Arie, causing Bekah to break down and cry in Arie's arms. Not overdramatic at all.

The really winner of this exchange? Kendall.

She got a rose without hesitation after this display, while Tia and Bekah continued their race to the bottom in pursuit of this guy.

At the end of the date, Tia survived and got the rose, leaving Bekah crushed, and not just because she's on a missing persons report.

Who do you think will win the final rose?

Will it be the newly-minted frontrunner Lauren B., the consistently strong Becca K., or one of the dark horses, Tia and Kendall?

Is there an epic twist in store for us?

Hit the comments below to discuss, and pour a little Zinfandel out for Bekah M. Hope she's doing okay back on the marijuana farm.

The Bachelor Recap: City of Fright

Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor is building toward an epic conclusion - one The Bachelor spoilers have already spelled out.

If you haven't read any Bachelor spoilers, well, you're not gonna believe who we see Arie Luyendyk engaged to ... or the aftermath.

For now, though, we're sticking to the task at hand - recapping the latest and greatest moments of Arie's debacle ... sorry, journey.

On The Bachelor Season 22 Episode 6, the crew traveled to Paris and took a trip down the Seine River, and to the Moulin Rouge.

Most significantly, Krystal and Kendall were chosen for the dreaded two-on-one date, and let’s just say it lived up to expectations.

Krystal, who's made a habit of rubbing people the wrong way and is seen as the season's villain by many fans, came in confident.

Kendall had other ideas.

Krystal and Kendall

Arie also started to develop some more doubts of his own, regardless of his feelings for Kendall, about Krystal's obvious insecurity.

Krystal, who already dug herself a deep hole with her shenanigans last week, implied that Arie wasn’t smart enough for Kendall.

Not usually a way to turn a guy on.

Then she turned the tables around and insinuated that Kendall wasn’t good enough for him because she wasn't ready for marriage.

Basically, they would be a horrible match! What is she even doing on this date? Just give me the rose now, Arie! Now!!! Please?

The Bachelor: Krystal

The comment about Kendall's readiness for marriage was particularly dubious, since it was based on zero knowledge whatsoever.

Whether she's ready for that kind of commitment or not, Kendall certainly showed maturity beyond her years in how she handled Krystal.

Rather than rage, she reacted with compassionate advice; Krystal perceived this as patronizing, but that's how bullies should be handled.

Anyway, Arie sent Krystal home. It had to be done.

In a sense, it seemed cruel to do this while Kendall was also present, but on the flip side, that likely helped guarantee his safety.

The Bachelor: Kendall

In other news, Arie told Lauren Burnham on an awkwardly quiet one-on-one date that he really “would love … for you to like me."

Crickets.

Arie revealed for the first time that a previous girlfriend of his was pregnant with his child at one point but she suffered a miscarriage.

Lauren, meanwhile, was engaged to her last boyfriend. Heavy stuff, but the two forged a real connection and she took home the rose.

His other one-on-one date went to Jacqueline, who is apparently still on the show, and it was kind of a non-starter. Literally.

The Bachelor: Jacqueline

When he showed up for their date in a red convertible, the vehicle broke down before they even got out of the parking lot.

Rather amusing that the alleged race car driver couldn't get it going, but hey, he's a driver, not a mechanic, are we right?

The couple's date went well at the end of the day; Arie can laugh at himself at least, and great memories can come from mishaps.

Jacqueline may be a bit late to the party as far as capturing Bachelor Nation's attention, but she's made it this far for a reason.

She could be a contender yet.

The Bachelor: Rebekah

The big group date of the night was to the Moulin Rouge for a dance lesson involving obligatory ornate costumes and cattiness.

Plenty of awkwardness ensued.

America's favorite marijuana farmer Bekah Martinez received the rose at this event, proving that she can clean up well!

At the stomach-churning rose ceremony, Arie sent Chelsea - the mysterious, maligned Maine mom - and Jenna home.

And then there were six ...

The Bachelor Recap: Krystal Unclear

Four weeks in, Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s journey on ABC's The Bachelor is in full swing ... and building toward a crazy conclusion.

If you haven't read the latest Bachelor spoilers, you're not going to believe what happens on the finale ... and its aftermath.

The Bachelor: Krystal

We'll just leave that right there, but even if you don't believe what The Bachelor spoilers say, the stakes are getting higher.

This week, on the fifth installment of the young season, Arie's 12 remaining ladies kept going all out in their quest for roses.

On a group bowling date in Fort Lauderdale, the women split up into two teams, cleverly titled Spare Roses vs. the Pin-Ups.

Arie also licked his ball, which was kinda strange.

The stakes were high, with a private after-party with Arie on the line for the winning team only, and the Spare Roses prevailed.

Arie The Bachelor

Arie felt bad, though, about bringing the women on a group date to Florida and excluding half of them from the private party.

So he did the right thing and invited the losing team too ... only Krystal got f--king furious that he WENT BACK ON HIS WORD.

She packed her bags and refused to attend the party, chilling in her robe in the hotel and throwing a private pity party instead.

Arie went up to convince her otherwise, but after speaking with her, ultimately told her she should stay put and not come down.

This is really setting the couple back!

Krystal

Krystal did show up later, but rather than letting it go, decided to confront the women about their "behavior" on this journey.

Young Bekah M. turned the tables on her, calling her a liar for going back on HER word after showing up at the party after all.

She has a point, you gotta admit.

Amazingly, she defended this to Arie by saying that the date was especially emotional for her, growing up in a bowling alley.

You can't make this stuff up. Earlier, Chelsea recevied a one-on-one date and made a surprising admission in that setting.

The Bachelor: Chelsea from Maine

The single mom from Maine opened up about the father of her son, but that didn't deter Arie, who loves single moms and kids.

She got the rose, as did Tia after her one-on-one date in the Everglades, which seemed right up the Arkansas native's alley.

It was not unlike her friend Raven Gates' back country hometown date a year ago, which was probably not a coincidence.

At the end, Tia told Arie she was falling in love with him. Bold move, but he seemed into it, so you might as well go for broke,

At the rose ceremony, Arie unsurprisingly sent Maquel, Ashley and Marikh home, leaving just nine women in the competition.

The Bachelor Spoilers: Arie Ends Engagement, Starts Dating Runner-Up!!

NOTE: The Bachelor spoilers contained below are true spoilers. Do not read on if you don't want to know the outcome and then some.

It wouldn't be a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette without some twists and turns, but man alive does this one take the cake.

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Reality Steve, the Oracle of Bachelor Spoilers, revealed weeks ago who will win The Bachelor 2018, and it looks like he's still right.

Just with an epic twist that comes later.

WARNING: This is your last chance to turn back, because we're about to reveal what happens at the end of this season and its aftermath.

Arie Luyendyk Jr., as predicted, ultimately presents his coveted final rose to Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old account executive from Minnesota.

However, his engagement to Becca is already over, and that's not all: Arie is back together with Lauren Burnham, this season's runner-up!

How the heck did we get here?

Arie Luyendyk: The Bachelor

According to Steve, Arie started calling the 25-year-old saleswoman from Dallas the night of the Bachelor season premiere January 1.

He revealed that he was having second thoughts about breaking up with her at this season's final rose ceremony in Peru.

It looks like they got to talking while his romance with Becca (below) was crumbling, and that he pulled off a masterful switcheroo.

Fast forward to last week and a number of TV vans were spotted parked outside of Lauren’s mother’s house in Virginia.

"Arie ended his engagement with Becca a little over a week ago and is now dating Lauren," Steve says in no uncertain terms.

"That’s why he was at Lauren’s parents’ house.”

The Bachelor: Rebecca

Arie himself seemed to foreshadow trouble in paradise by saying repeatedly in interviews that he “fell in love with two women this season.”

Guess that wasn't just a marketing gimmick.

The post-show incident brings back memories of Jason Mesnick getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on the season finale in 2009 (above).

On the After the Final Rose special, he revealed that the engagement was off, and tried to rekindle things with runner-up Molly Malaney.

He and Molly are happily married with kids.

As for whether Arie will follow that path, we have our doubts, given his track record and the fact that his engagement lasted two months.

The Bachelor: Lauren B

Jason became America's Most Hated when he pulled this, and he had a sterling reputation ... can't exactly say the same about Arie.

It's hard to see Arie and Lauren (above) standing the test of time, or even making it through the end of 2018 to be perfectly honest.

(On a side note, how funny is it that Bekah's age (22) was the focal point of an entire episode, yet he ends up with a girl who is ... 25.)

Wow! So damn young!

We'll see what the producers and the media have to say about the Bachelor spoilers between now and then, but mark March 5 on your calendars.

It's gonna be wild.

The Bachelor Recap: So Damn Young!

We're only three episodes into Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s journey for love on ABC, but The Bachelor spoilers are holding up nicely thus far.

There's a long way to go until The Bachelor 2018 winner is revealed, but spoilers aside, the contenders are starting to emerge.

This week, on the fourth installment of the young season, Arie and his 15 remaining ladies took a road trip to Lake Tahoe, Nev.

What surprises awaited them there? 

Most significantly, one big question we’ve had since the beginning of the season was answered, as we now know Bekah's age.

After some horseback riding and so many stolen kisses, Bekah revealed to the 36-year-old Bachelor star that she is only ... 22.

Arie recoiled, calling her “so damn young” and asking Bekah repeatedly if she was ready for a commitment like this at that age.

The Bachelor: Rebekah

Her answers weren't exactly compelling, but hey, Bekah's pretty and one of the "most amazing" people he's ever met, so she stayed.

Meanwhile, Krystal continued to pit herself against the rest of the women, who she felt were trying too hard to procure Arie’s attention.

Yes ... on The Bachelor.

Krystal vented to Arie that she was feeling bullied, frozen out, even targeted by the other women on the show, but she's staying too.

She even interrupted Arie just before the rose ceremony so she could talk to him one-on-one, making just about everyone's eyes roll.

The Bachelor: Krystal

What she had to say was pretty much unrelated to the situation, except for making the other remaining women loathe her even more.

One absolute gem of a quote:

"I feel like it’s hard for me to really, like, shine who I am while trying not to be intimidating to the girls I spend the majority of the time with."

"I come across as flawless.”

Okay. She also mused at one point about how “I don’t know how I’m gonna get through the elimination of all these women.”

It can be brutal for sure.

The Bachelor: Tia

In other news, Tia got the group date rose, while Maquel abruptly left the show after finding out her grandfather passed away.

Perhaps a DRAMATIC RETURN unlike anything we've ever seen before in BACHELOR HISTORY awaits us next Monday.

At the rose ceremony, Arie dispatched Brittany and Caroline, leaving only a dozen women vying for a life with Arie Luyendyk.

A life which he actually described as kind of boring in his speech to Bekah, but perhaps it wouldn't be all that bad day to day.

Who knows.

The Bachelor Recap: Wrestling For Roses

If The Bachelor spoilers have taught us anything, it's that every season has a hero, a villain and some absolutely shocking twists.

Okay, maybe they're not all that shocking, but they're head-turning enough to be dubbed the FIRST IN BACHELOR HISTORY. 

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Throws

This week didn't offer too many jaw-droppers, though it did get us one week closer to finding out who wins The Bachelor 2018.

The first group date on this third episode of the season was brought to you by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, or GLOW.

Naturally, the reality show spun this into its own acronymed offshoot entitled GLOB, or the Gorgeous Ladies of The Bachelor. 

Grab some Advil, as the eye-rolling may be so persistent and extreme that it actually gives you a minor headache after awhile.

Maquel, Jacqueline, Lauren B., Tia, Marikh, Bekah M., Bibiana and Krystal were coached by veterans of the original GLOW.

The Bachelor: Bibiana

After plenty of tough love from the coaches and a few tears, the women got in the ring and channeled their pro wrestling alter egos.

It was actually somewhat entertaining at times, but the levity was short-lived after the group date when Krystal "stole" Arie. 

Yes, she pulled that s--t again.

Bibiana tried to tell him about the drama with Krystal, but he was unmoved, and at the end of the date, Bekah M. got the rose.

Lauren S. got the one-on-one date this week (there was only one of them) and spent it at a Napa Valley winery with Arie.

Sounds awesome, but it wasn't. The date was one of the most awkward on the show in some time, and she left with no rose.

The Bachelor: Lauren S

Lauren S.’s departure was a topic of discussion back at the house, and naturally Krystal made more enemies taking about it.

The next group date featured more trauma for Annaliese, who moved from last week's “bumper car trauma” to a fear of dogs.

Oh yes, the group date - in which the girls and Arie got to partake in dog-show tricks with a group of pups - was scary for her.

Fortunately, Annaliese overcame her rough experience with a dog in her childhood and was determined to kiss Arie at the end.

Not that he seemed interested, but whatever. At least she hung tough while Chelsea received the coveted group date rose.

The Bachelor: Chelsea from Maine

At the cocktail party, Bibiana and Annaliese were getting increasingly antsy to get a rose or a kiss or an acknowledgement from Arie.

They came up empty on all fronts.

Annaliese finally caught up to Arie and mentioned how many other girls had kissed him. His response to that obvious invite?

“I just don’t think we’re there yet.” 

Ouch. Annaliese’s feelings were hurt, and he followed that up by sending her home on the spot when she wanted answers.

At the rose ceremony, Arie sent Bibiana packing, rounding out the night with three eliminations on this leg of the journey.

The Bachelor Recap: Bumper Car Trauma and Other Drama

Monday on The Bachelor, Arie continued his quest to pare down the field / steal kisses from as many aspiring trophy wives as possible.

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

If you want to know who has the inside track, The Bachelor spoilers have you covered. Just saying. Follow the link if you dare.

Otherwise, if you choose to remain spoiler free, it's a long road ahead before we find out who Arie picks. A long Journey, if you will. 

But that doesn't mean it won't be hella entertaining, or full of twists and turns that not even The Bachelor spoiler gods expect.

The drama ramped up this week thanks to the got the first one-on-one dates of the season, with Arie picking up Becca K. on a motorcycle.

Becca opened up about losing her father to brain cancer and being close with her family, and Arie gave her a rose in return.

Pretty standard.

The Bachelor: Rebecca

For his second one-on-one date, Arie took Krystal to his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Yes, he took her home on night two;

Krystal even met Arie’s parents and brother, and it went well, despite her being thrown off by her own upbringing being less traditional.

After she received a rose and a private concert (another Bachelor staple), the episode devolved into a massive car wreck.

Literally. The participants on Arie's demolition derby group date made for perhaps the largest group date in franchise history:

Maquel, Marikh, Tia, Valerie, Annaliese, Lauren G., Kendall, Bekah M., Jenny, Seinne, Jenna, Caroline, Brittany, Bibiana and Chelsea.

The Bachelor: Annaliese

Annaliese stole the show, or at least the other girls' thunder, by claiming she suffered “bumper car trauma” as a kid and freaking out.

Producers (and the other women) had a field day with this at Annaliese’s expense, but she eventually did participate with the group.

Seinne won the demolition derby, and received a rose for that ... along with her beauty and brains (she went to Yale, people)!

Bibiana, meanwhile, stormed off in a rage at the ensuing cocktail party after not getting any one-on-one time with Arie to speak of.

There's one in every season.

The Bachelor: Krystal

Krystal pushed her over the edge a bit when she "stole" him during the cocktail party, even though she already had a rose of her own.

This never goes over well historically.

Bibiana tore Krystal a new one, accusing her of having a fake tone and worse. This sort of thing is what TV viewing dreams are made of.

Alas, Monday's show was the end of the line for Jenny, Valerie and Lauren G., with the former going out in unique style at least.

Jenny told Arie: "I’m not sad about you."

"I’m sad about leaving my new friends.”

Aww. Isn't that sweet? She may not have found love in the romantic sense, but the bond with her new girlfriends is forever!

Who said these women all have to swoon over some guy ... or that they have to hate each other and fight all the time!?

Way to defy convention, Jenny.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Responds to Jef Holm Beef: Why So Bitter?!

If you follow The Bachelor spoilers, you have a pretty good idea of how this season is going to end.

But what will be next for Arie and his new love?

A feud, apparently, in the immediate term.

Jef Holm (1 F)

Arie's former bestie Jef Holm is betting $5,000 that Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Bachelor relationship doesn't last a year.

Coming from a former friend, those are what you'd call fighting words.

And Arie's hitting back with some shade of his own. It doesn't look like their feud is going away any time soon.

Two days before the big announcement that he would be this season's leading man, Arie dumped his girlfriend to become The Bachelor.

That didn't sit too well with some people. Because it made him seem hungry to build his brand rather than to find love, but also because it grossed some people out.

His ex was, after all, a real person. With feelings.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Shrugs Helplessly

Jef Holm was more than happy to add fuel to the Arie-hating fire, saying of his former friend:

"I stopped being friends with him years ago because he's disgusting."

Holm then teased: "Oh, the stories I could tell...."

And now, during the premiere of Arie's season, Jef Holm has tweeted out an offer:

"Doesn't matter who gets out of the limo... I'll give 5k to the charity of @chrisbha​rrison's choice if @ari​ejr lasts 1 year with anyone."

That is perhaps the most vicious offer of charity that we've ever seen on Twitter.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. for iHeart Radio

Arie Luyendyk Jr. responded, telling Access Hollywood:

"[He's] throwing a lot of shade, but we haven’t talked in four years since Sean [Lowe’s] wedding."

Arie's response continues:

"I have no clue [why Jef is bitter]. That’s kind of a question for him more than me."

Arie also says that Jef Holm "would have lost his own bet, I guess."

Ouch.

Overall, Arie's trying to be as dismissive as possible towards Jef without, you know, painting himself as the bad guy.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is The Bachelor

"I have so much to concentrate on with this and I’m just trying to stay positive," he says.

He also has a line that's a bit tone-deaf for a guy sometimes believed to be selfish and egotistical:

"I’m just concentrating on me."

Chris Bukowski, who competed alongside both Jef and Arie on The Bachelorettetold Life & Style:

"Obviously, he and Arie were like best friends and they're no longer. They're not friends"

Bukowski, of course, had also made it into the Final Four that season. So he would know.

"I don't know the whole story because they were best friends and then they ended up hating each other."

We'd all like to know what exactly led Jef Holm to believe that Arie was "disgusting."

"Arie definitely has a better relationship with the show, the producers, than Jef does."

Clearly, since Arie is now playing the titular role on The Bachelor.

"So, I don't know if Jef is [now] reaching to sort of [stay relevant], but at the same time, it's like Arie's time."

We'd all love to know.

If producers are really that fond of Arie, maybe they won't be eager to give Jef Holm a platform.

Or, maybe -- when the season's over -- they'll invite Jef Holm to speak his mind about Arie.

We would be eager to hear what Holm has to say. Isn't everyone?

It may be that Arie's fiancee will wish that she'd heard Holm's take on Arie before she accepted his ring.

Arie Luyendyk Jr.: Did He Just Reveal Who Wins The Bachelor?

Jimmy Kimmel is at it again, interviewing Arie Luyendyk Jr. and pressing him to reveal forbidden The Bachelor spoilers.

Naturally, Arie can't actually divulge how the season goes. You know how this works.

Except that, as you'll see in the video below, it looks like Arie may have slipped up and revealed something that he didn't mean to.

Arie luyendyk jr and jimmy kimmel

As you know, Jimmy Kimmel has a history of interviewing each season's Bachelor (or Bachelorette) and confronting them with his wife's theory of which contestants will make it the farthest ... and who will win.

Molly -- Jimmy's wife -- tends to do pretty well with her guesses. But only pretty well.

For example, Jimmy interviewed Rachel Lindsay at the beginning of her season of The Bachelorette. The theory presented? That Rachel was engaged to Peter Kraus.

That was a simpler, more innocent time, when people believed that Rachel Lindsay had sense.

Arie luyendyk jr pleads innocent

Arie, of course, insists that he can't reveal anything.

In fact, though past Bachelors and Bachelorettes have said "oh, my fiance and I are just laying low until the season ends," Arie's taking that a step further.

He's refusing to even tell Jimmy Kimmel when the last time that he saw his fiancee was.

Weird.

But then Jimmy Kimmel stops asking -- and starts sharing his theories. Well, his wife's theories.

Arie luyendyk jr on jimmy kimmel

We already know who Arie Luyendyk Jr's final four will be, but here are the names that Jimmy listed:

First up is Tia Booth. Because Tia is nice and likable and so are her friends, though Jimmy (well, really Molly) predicts that Arie won't pick her in the end.

Next is Chelsea, whom Jimmy has pegged as this season's Bachelor Villain -- great to keep around as fodder (though ... all the way to the final four might be too much).

Then comes Bekah M, and we can only assume that her youth played a role in getting her into the (imagined) final four.

Or perhaps Jimmy Kimmel just wanted to highlight how rare short hair is in the franchise.

As if to emphasize the many, many redundant names in this season, Jimmy also named Becca K (Becca Kufrin, not to be confused with Bekah with a K), whom he noted Arie must have taken notice of to some degree after just the first episode.

Arie luyendyk jr shrugs helplessly

Jimmy Kimmel even goes so far as to name Becca Kufrin as the prospective winner.

Now, if you've taken the plunge into our spoilers, you know who Arie chooses at the end of the season.

But what's catching people's attention is how Arie responded -- seeming to let his guard slip -- when Jimmy brought up Chelsea, the potential "villain."

"Chelsea, you gave her the first impression rose, she’s very attractive, she’s aggressive."

He uses that aggression -- often a positive quality -- to lead into how he sees her role on the show playing out this season.

"She’s also clearly going to be the villain, so you need to keep her around for a while."

The producers need to do that. Arie may have other priorities.

"You won’t pick her, you’ll just keep giving her roses so she can antagonize everyone else in the house."

Arie seemed to break character in that moment (as you'll see in the video), going from nodding to shaking his head. Was he saying that she's not in his final four, or protesting her "villain" label?

Arie luyendyk jr and jimmy kimmel bec slash ka 3 way discussion

We don't know.

Jimmy Kimmel created a distraction after he'd named all four women, by proposing that Arie have a threesome (since he'd mentioned falling in love with two contestants) with Becca and with Bekah.

Jimmy's delivery sounds more like a guy broing it out and less like someone promoting healthy polyamory, so it was a line bound to rub people the wrong way.

But also a line bound to help Jimmy take some of the heat for Arie's possible slip-up.

Decide for yourself if Arie really slipped up -- or if it's some kind of misdirect or whatever -- by watching the video below.

Arie luyendyk jr did he just let slip a bachelor spoiler

Jef Holm Shades Arie Luyendyk Jr., Bets $5K His Bachelor Romance Won’t Last

If you're following The Bachelor Spoilers, you already have a pretty good idea of how this season will end.

Well, Jef Holm -- former winner of The Bachelorette and former friend of Arie Luyendyk Jr. -- thinks that he knows how the off-camera relationship between Arie and the winner will end. Or, at least, when it will win.

His prediction isn't exactly flattering towards his former buddy. But Jef is willing to bed $5,000 that he's right.

Jef Holm (1 F)

Jef Holm won season 8 of The Bachelorette, but that doesn't exactly make him an expert on love.

As Arie's former friend, though, he might be something of an expert on this season of The Bachelor's leading man.

Jef Holm doesn't seem to believe that Arie and the woman Arie chooses will last very long.

And he's putting his money where his mouth is, tweeting:

"Doesn't matter who gets out of the limo...I'll give 5k to the charity of @chrisbharrison's choice if @ariejr lasts 1 year with anyone"

Jef Holm With One F

Wow.

That does not paint a flattering picture. But is Jef Holm taking aim more at The Bachelor as a franchise, or targeting Arie?

Our impression is that this is about Arie -- and that it's personal.

Jef and Arie were great buds, but, as you may recall, Jef says that he broke off his friendship with Arie, claiming that the other man was "disgusting."

It's easy for most men to hide their worst aspects and habits during courtship -- especially when money and fame are involved.

But it sounds like Jef Holm believes that Arie won't be able to hide his true, "disgusting" self for long once the cameras go away.

Jef Holm Picture

Jeff Holm  shared this tweet during the season premiere of The Bachelor.

Probably so that more members of the Bachelor Nation would see it.

By the end of the episode, Arie had already said goodbye to eight women.

But a whopping 21 remain, still vying for Arie's heart. Or, at least, for his ring.

Do you agree with Jef Holm? Or might Arie find a relationship that could really last?

The Bachelor Season 22: Group Shot

Here's the thing about shows like The Bachelor:

You definitely do get some bubbly idealists who are absolutely hopeless romantics and want to find true love.

But ... you also get some contestants who are just there to be on camera and grow their brands and, possibly, launch other reality opportunities.

Since it's widely believed that Arie Luyendyk Jr. might be there for just such reasons ... what happens if he and an equally fame-hungry contestant end up together?

They might not break up for normal relationship reasons. Not if they have more to gain remaining a couple and, potentially, getting their own show together.

Arie on The Bachelor

Now, that's admittedly a lot of speculation.

If Arie's here for fame purposes and not because he wants to find love. If he ends up with a like-minded, branding-oriented woman who doesn't care how "disgusting" he is off camera.

Perhaps Arie will land a love-struck contestant who wears her heart on her sleeve, and they'll grow apart over time as reality sets in.

Or not.

Not for nothing, but Arie Luyendyk Jr. is reportedly "the best" at sex. Sometimes, that can keep a relationship together for months after it should have ended.

Regardless, Jef Holm is taking a bit of a risk. He must really, really have a low opinion of Arie, huh?

Jef Holm Shades Arie Luyendyk Jr., Bets $5K His Bachelor Romance Won’t Last

If you're following The Bachelor Spoilers, you already have a pretty good idea of how this season will end.

Well, Jef Holm -- former winner of The Bachelorette and former friend of Arie Luyendyk Jr. -- thinks that he knows how the off-camera relationship between Arie and the winner will end. Or, at least, when it will win.

His prediction isn't exactly flattering towards his former buddy. But Jef is willing to bed $5,000 that he's right.

Jef Holm (1 F)

Jef Holm won season 8 of The Bachelorette, but that doesn't exactly make him an expert on love.

As Arie's former friend, though, he might be something of an expert on this season of The Bachelor's leading man.

Jef Holm doesn't seem to believe that Arie and the woman Arie chooses will last very long.

And he's putting his money where his mouth is, tweeting:

"Doesn't matter who gets out of the limo...I'll give 5k to the charity of @chrisbharrison's choice if @ariejr lasts 1 year with anyone"

Jef Holm With One F

Wow.

That does not paint a flattering picture. But is Jef Holm taking aim more at The Bachelor as a franchise, or targeting Arie?

Our impression is that this is about Arie -- and that it's personal.

Jef and Arie were great buds, but, as you may recall, Jef says that he broke off his friendship with Arie, claiming that the other man was "disgusting."

It's easy for most men to hide their worst aspects and habits during courtship -- especially when money and fame are involved.

But it sounds like Jef Holm believes that Arie won't be able to hide his true, "disgusting" self for long once the cameras go away.

Jef Holm Picture

Jeff Holm  shared this tweet during the season premiere of The Bachelor.

Probably so that more members of the Bachelor Nation would see it.

By the end of the episode, Arie had already said goodbye to eight women.

But a whopping 21 remain, still vying for Arie's heart. Or, at least, for his ring.

Do you agree with Jef Holm? Or might Arie find a relationship that could really last?

The Bachelor Season 22: Group Shot

Here's the thing about shows like The Bachelor:

You definitely do get some bubbly idealists who are absolutely hopeless romantics and want to find true love.

But ... you also get some contestants who are just there to be on camera and grow their brands and, possibly, launch other reality opportunities.

Since it's widely believed that Arie Luyendyk Jr. might be there for just such reasons ... what happens if he and an equally fame-hungry contestant end up together?

They might not break up for normal relationship reasons. Not if they have more to gain remaining a couple and, potentially, getting their own show together.

Arie on The Bachelor

Now, that's admittedly a lot of speculation.

If Arie's here for fame purposes and not because he wants to find love. If he ends up with a like-minded, branding-oriented woman who doesn't care how "disgusting" he is off camera.

Perhaps Arie will land a love-struck contestant who wears her heart on her sleeve, and they'll grow apart over time as reality sets in.

Or not.

Not for nothing, but Arie Luyendyk Jr. is reportedly "the best" at sex. Sometimes, that can keep a relationship together for months after it should have ended.

Regardless, Jef Holm is taking a bit of a risk. He must really, really have a low opinion of Arie, huh?