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Arie Luyendyk Broke Engagement With Bachelor Winner To Date Runner-Up

Lots of opinions here on social... Hard to express the difficulty of a conflicted heart.

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If you thought you knew how this season's The Bachelor would end, you're wrong. 

In a twist that no one saw coming, Us Weekly reports that bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. called off his engagement to the finalist he proposed to in order to pursue the runner-up he initially rejected. 

The women in question are Becca Kufrin, a bubbly 27-year-old publicist, and Lauren Burnham, a more reserved, 25-year-old tech salesperson, but ABC has yet to reveal who was the fiancee and who was the runner-up. 

That scandalous nugget of information will be revealed on The Bachelor's season finale, which airs March 5. 

In the meantime, here's what we know: Weeks after selecting his fiancee, the 36-year-old Luyendyk changed his mind, calling the marriage off in what sources say was a very indelicately orchestrated move that floored the poor woman. 

After that, he hopped a plane to the runner-up's hometown so that he could profess his love to her instead. 

For now, the new pair is taking things slowly.

“Years, lovers and glasses of wine. These are things that should never be counted.”

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WOW. 🌹

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