Becca Kufrin Details Her Mom's Reaction to a Possible Proposal from Arie Luyendyk Jr. During Their Hometown Date
For the latest edition of “Bachelor Happy Hour,” co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin recapped Monday night’s Hometown Dates episode of “The Bachelor” Season 25. This prompted the former Bachelorettes to reminisce on their own Hometown Date experiences.
Becca opened up about visiting her native Minnesota with Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Season 22 of “The Bachelor” in 2018.
“Doing a Hometown in Minnesota in the winter is not the easiest,” she recalled. “I was just so excited to see my family. There’s so much stop-and-go, stop-and-go, and wait. I was sitting out in the car in front of my mom’s house for maybe 45 minutes before I could actually meet [Arie] to walk up and I was so antsy.”
Becca jokingly added, “I was like, ‘I’m quitting the show now! I just wanna run in there. I wanna see my family.’”
The brunette beauty — who now lives in Los Angeles — went on to say that her Hometown Date made her feel exceptionally nostalgic: “There’s something about seeing all of your family’s artwork and being at the family kitchen where you grew up where there’s crayon and marker stains all over that just make it special.”
During her chat with Rachel, Becca also detailed her mother’s frank reaction to a possible proposal from Arie.
“There was a moment where I was sitting down with my mom, talking about how this could potentially end, how we are falling for each other and this could potentially end in an engagement,” Becca said. “My mom looks at me and just goes, ‘No.’ That’s all she said: ‘Nope.’ [And] shakes her head.”
As Bachelor Nation will recall, Arie did indeed propose to Becca at the conclusion of his run as the Bachelor. However, she was memorably jilted by the former race car driver when he broke up with her on-camera and then later asked for runner-up Lauren Burnham’s hand in marriage.
“Because of hindsight, it is probably one of my favorite moments. In that moment, she knew it wasn’t going to work out or it wasn’t totally right,” Becca said of her mom’s response, to which Rachel replied, “Mother always knows best.”
Arie and Lauren tied the knot in January 2019. They share daughter Alessi, 21 months, and are expecting twins — a boy and a girl — to arrive this summer. Meanwhile, Becca went on to lead Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” in 2018. Though she got engaged to contestant Garrett Yrigoyen, the pair called it quits in 2020.
Listen to Becca tell her story on “Bachelor Happy Hour” below.
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