No, Becca Kufrin didn’t steal a move from ex Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s playbook during Monday’s season finale of “The Bachelorette.” She did, however, raise some eyebrows with her final choice.
Before accepting a proposal from Nevada medical sales rep Garrett Yrigoyen, Becca, 28, first bids farewell to fellow sales rep Blake Horstmann of Colorado.
“I’m going with the one who I can’t see myself without,” Becca says. “This love feels like it fits my soul, fits my heart. I’m so happy I pushed through to find what I always wanted.”
Following the controversial “Bachelor” finale in March, in which Arie split from Becca to reunite with runner-up Lauren Burnham, the Minnesota-bred publicist did not want to make another mistake, aware her final decision could crush a man’s heart.
“I have to say goodbye to somebody. I have to break his heart,” shares Becca. “I know this man doesn’t see it coming. I feel so terrible.”
After selecting a ring from jeweler Neil Lane, Blake approaches Becca on proposal day, unaware he will be going home alone.
“I’m anxious, I’m excited. When I propose to her and she says yes, the feeling is going to be so overwhelming,” Blake says.
Before letting Blake get down on one knee, Becca speaks her truth.
“You’ve made me know that I can fall in love again, but through all that, too, I think I was overlooking other relationships,” Becca tells Blake. “There’s somebody else I’m not ready to say goodbye to yet.”
Overcome with emotion, Blake admits he did not see this breakup coming.
“I didn’t expect this. I don’t know what to say,” Blake says.
Following Blake’s departure, Garrett arrives, making his way to both Becca and the final rose.
“I can picture us being together, kids, him driving around in a minivan. I can picture us taking care of one another whenever we’re sick,” Becca says of her future husband.Holding her hands, Garrett professes his love.
“I love you so much, not just now, but forever. You are my world,” Garrett says.
With a Neil Lane rock on her finger, Becca gives Garrett the final rose before turning to the next chapter of their lives – an appearance on the “After the Final Rose” special.
Despite a warm welcome from the live-studio audience, social media isn’t too kind to Garrett, who was embroiled in an Instagram scandal earlier this summer.
Addressing the controversial double-taps, Garrett says he stands by his apology. Becca also makes it clear she and Garrett would like to move forward.
“That was a major thing we had to talk about early on in our relationship. I got to see who he is, his heart, his soul, and the Instagram situation. I don’t condone that, and I know he stands by his apology, but I just want to move forward,” Becca shares.
Though Becca and Garrett have no current wedding plans, the couple has a Costco date on their mind before moving in.
“We might come out to California for a couple years,” Becca says.