The Bachelor Nation is still reeling from the news that it’s over between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth.
They were together for so long!
They gave fans hope that love is real!
Now, after three years together, they’ve announced that they have broken up.
Here is why his breakup might be the hardest ever for fans of the Bachelor franchise.
1. It’s over!
2. They had been together for three years
3. Kaitlyn and Shawn even released a breakup statement
4. These things are always sad — and awkward
5. Breakups are personal, but breakup announcements are not
6. A lot of fans were really rooting for them
If The Bachelorette spoilers are any indication, Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen from Season 14 may have a real shot at love that lasts.
Specific issues regarding Garrett’s social media history aside, the two seem head over heels in love, so the odds of a wedding are good.
Or at least better than average.
If you just look at the venerable franchise’s track record, Becca and Garrett’s chances for long-term success are mixed at best.
Why do we say that?
Isn’t it obvious? This is a dating competition throwing two people together under a pretense that is literally impossible to sustain.
Can they transition into real life, establish a new normal and make it work? They can, but often times, they fall short of that goal.
We have ranked the 14 stars of The Bachelorette based on who was most successful at finding love during her stint as ABC’s queen.
See how they stack up from worst to first, and tell us whether you think Barrett will end up a success story or cautionary tale …
1. Jen Schefft
2. Emily Maynard
3. Becca Kufrin
4. Andi Dorfman
5. DeAnna Pappas
6. Jillian Harris
The Bachelor’s 2018 season came to a close with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin engaged and totally, utterly, blissfully in love.
Or something. According to The Bachelor spoilers, that relationship would end and he would spurn Becca for runner-up Lauren Burnham.
This turned out to be correct.
Arie and Becca lasted mere weeks, and his cringe-worthy decision to end the engagement with her was filmed for the world to see.
Raw. Unedited. Uncut.
Didn’t see that twist coming, even if Arie’s reputation preceded him, and we can’t say this bodes well for Lauren B. either.
Will they be a new golden couple for the show, a la Trista and Ryan, Ashley and J.P., Jason and Molly and Desiree and Chris?
Or another Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi? Or … Arie and Becca?
Sorry, too soon.
Speaking of Becca, as The Bachelorette spoilers predicted months ago, she turned around and got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen.
Those two appear to be on stable ground despite his Instagram scandal, but even so, they’re facing some very long odds.
Will they make it? We’ll have to wait and see, but of those that came before them: Who is still living happily ever after?
Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they’re still together since the show:
1. Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen
2. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham
3. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
4. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
5. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
6. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell
In the past 15 years, The Bachelor & Bachelorette have given us plenty of shockers, from emotional meltdowns to twists we never saw coming.
Usually, these events result – or stem from – an elimination.
Or a dramatic departure of one’s own volition. Or someone being asked to leave by the show itself. Or just a really, really bad breakup.
Suddenly it’s no surprise that this franchise has left a mark on the genre, airing for more than THIRTY-FIVE seasons, with no end in sight.
The men, women and moments featured on this list made their way onto it for very diverse reasons. Often through no fault of their own.
All provided images we won’t soon forget, however … at least not ’til the next season airs on ABC and we update this list once again.
Where does this week’s Bachelorette season finale, and its devastating heartbreak for Blake Horstmann, place in our rankings?
Or for so many other famous faces from years’ past?
Here’s a look back at those and other stunning exits in the turbulent, nearly decade-and-a-half history of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette …
1. DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft
2. Becca Kufrin
3. Jason Mesnick
4. Melissa Rycroft
5. Peter Kraus
6. Lauren Burnham
On top of Garrett Yrigoyen’s Instagram bigotry scandal (he’s super sorry) and the fact that he talks like a kindergartener, the Bachelor Nation found a new issue with Becca’s choice.
Check out our video and decide for yourself: Does Becca look exactly like Garrett’s ex-wife? And if so, what does that mean?
Back when we were first introducing you to Becca Kufrin’s men, we mentioned that Garrett Yrigoyen (or someone with his exact same name in that same city) had been married a few years earlier.
As it turns out, that marriage was to a woman named Kayla.
That marriage lasted for all of two months.
As a lot of members of the Bachelor Nation pointed out on social media during the finale, a marriage that brief is probably a red flag.
Well, fans have also pointed out that there’s something much weirder about Garrett’s last marriage than just its brevity.
Take a look at two images that a fan on Twitter paired up:
Guys … she looks just like Becca.
Becca and Kayla have the same dark hair — which, in and of itself, isn’t a huge deal.
They also have similar skin tones, but given Garrett’s abhorrently bigoted social media history, most fans don’t expect him to have a huge variety of skin tones in his dating history.
But they also have similar facial structures, right down to eyebrows and jawlines.
Oh, and they have very similar eyes.
Honestly? We’re not even sure what to do with this information.
Garrett was a suitor, so it’s less unnerving than it would be if he had been the Bachelor and singled out the contestant who looks like a clone of his ex-wife.
“Guys…this is Garrett’s ex-wife,” one fan wrote about Kayla. “Who do you think she looks like?”
“Becca looks so much like Garrett ex-wife that it’s giving me chills,” another confessed.
While we’re sure that it didn’t help that fans already disliked Garrett, this is admittedly a little eerie.
“Plot twist: we haven’t heard from Garrett ex-wife bc she actually is Becca,” one Bachelor aficionado joked.
“Garrett is still in love with his ex,” another theorized. “It’s obvious because Becca looks just her. But really, they’re twins.”
“So uh… Garrett’s ex-wife looks like a stand-in for Becca,” tweeted another. “And Becca’s ex looks like Garrett.”
That line, of course, refers to Becca’s ex-boyfriend from Minneapolis and not to Arie.
Say what you will about Garrett, but he does not look like Arie.
If you think that fans are blowing all of this out of proportion, feel free to watch the wedding video that we have included and decide for yourself.
If you agree with the Bachelor Nation, it might look a bit like a preview of Garrett and Becca’s wedding.
Assuming that those two somehow make it that far, that is. A lot of folks don’t believe that these two will quite make it downt he aisle.