"The Instagram situation, I don't condone that and I know that he stands by his apology and he feels so bad for everyone that he did offend", Kufrin said. But, the contestant has faced his fair share of controversy after the first episode aired.
Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. Yrigoyen liked posts on the social media site that many considered offensive to women, transgender people and school shooting survivors. He later apologized, writing he's "taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself". Becca says that she loves both Blake ("Our hearts just recognize each other") and Garrett ("It's been slower") and can't wait to introduce them to her family, an assortment of which have been flown to the Maldives to vet Becca's boyfriends.
Becca and Garrett both shared on the After the Final Rose special that their hometown date is where things really solidified for them. With some careful elisions, thoughtful reframings, and a promise that they'd grow together, Kufrin, Yrigoyen and The Bachelorette rewrote a story about harmful right-wing troll content into an against-the-odds tale of true love. As he started his proposal speech, Kufrin instead said her final goodbye.
What do U think, Perezcious readers - did Garrett learn his lesson?? She lets him give his speech and when he asks her, "Will you let me spend the rest of my life making you smile?" Horstmann told Kufrin's sister, Emily, that he couldn't imagine his life without the Bachelorette with him. And then there was their emotional nighttime rendezvous in Garrett's suite in which he shared his dreams of changing diapers and grocery shopping with her, and she teased him about his snoring and brought up, again, how much he reminded her of her late father.
"I'm really sorry I didn't mean to offend anybody, but now I know the weight that a like holds on Instagram and things like that, so we just addressed it, her and I", he said. "You were not wrong".
Honestly? It was sad, but I found Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s blindside of Becca and Rachel Lindsay's breakup with Peter Kraus more uncomfortable to watch. "I was confused and angry and all the emotions you go through a heartbreak with", she said to "People". She takes a deep breath and says, nah. Blake is stunned. But I'm going for the one that I can't see myself without.
She finally has her wish with Yrigoyen. He always surprises me.
Sadly, the producers persist in having the unlucky fellow give a speech professing his love, not getting his dreams dashed until just before he gets down on one knee.
"We've gotten through it and I think, honestly, it's made us stronger in the long run", she added.