Becca Kufrin Joins "Bachelor in Paradise" after Splitting with Garrett Yrigoyen

Becca Kufrin Joins "Bachelor in Paradise" after Splitting with Garrett Yrigoyen

The Tuesday episode of Bachelor in Paradise started with rivals Aaron Clancy and Thomas Jacobs exchanging unfriendly words over Tammy Ly. Tammy’s decision to hook up with Thomas subsequently led Aaron to leave her. 

On the other hand, Tre Cooper and Tahzjuan Hawkins decided to leave the show after coming to the conclusion that the two were not compatible. Guest host Lance Bass then gathered everyone to inform them that he would be leaving as well, but he had one final surprise for them. 

“This is going to change everything,” Lance remarked before bringing in a new single, former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin. 

Becca was an instant favorite among the cast; Aaron Clancy even confessed to having a “major crush” on her. 

Who is Becca Kufrin? 

Becca Kufrin is an American publicist who made herself known as the winner in The Bachelor on its 22nd season. 

She was born on April 3, 1990, in Benson, Minnesota. Her parents, Jill and Steve Kufrin, raised her in Prior Lake, Minnesota, alongside her older sister, Emily. 

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For her education, Becca went to Prior Lake High School and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a bachelor of science degree in Mass Communications.

Before making her television appearance on The Bachelor, Becca worked at Skyya Communications. 

Becca Kufrin in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

Becca was a contestant on the 22nd season of The Bachelor where the bachelor was Arie Luyendyk Jr. When she made it to the final 3, her ex-boyfriend, Ross Jirgl, showed up all of a sudden and proposed; Becca declined, of course. She was first chosen by Arie as the winner and had accepted his proposal at the end of the season.

However, right before the season finished airing, Arie dumped Becca for runner-up Lauren Burnham. The unedited footage of the breakup was shown on the first night of the two-night finale. 

The viewer’s reaction to the breakup was not a sight to see, but they turned it into a good thing. After the Arie broke the engagement, Minnesota State Representative Drew Christensen fans raised more than $6K for Becca through the Venmo app; Becca donated all of the money to Stand Up to Cancer. 

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Her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, showed their support by putting up 12 billboards. On the other hand, 4 billboards went up in Los Angeles and 1 in Times Square. 

On March 6, 2018, Becca was announced as the Bachelorette on ABC’s After the Final Rose special. The season, which premiered on May 25, 2018, ended with Becca choosing Garrett Yrigoyen over Blake Horstmann. 

Becca Kufrin’s Relationship with Garrett Yrigoyen

Becca and Garrett got engaged and moved to Carlsbad, California, where they lived with their corgi, Minno. 

However, things were not looking too good for them. While filming The Bachelorette, the cast members are cut off from the outside world. This follows the contestants and leads to their choice of partners without any background information on them.

And, during the filming of the show, talks surfaced that Garrett had liked some posts that made fun of victims of the Parkland shooting, transgenders, and liberal women. 

Things became worse in 2020 when George Floyd was murdered by a police officer and Garrett symbolized his support for the police amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

Posting a picture of the blue line on Instagram, he wrote, “With so many friends and family in law enforcement I couldn’t sit back and not support them and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line as well.” “It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them.”

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In June 2020, Becca revealed that she was unsure of where her relationship with Garrett was, in an episode of “Bachelor Happy Hour.”

The relationship soon came to a stop when the two announced the end of their engagement on September 1, 2020.


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“With a heavy heart, Garrett and I have come to the loving conclusion to end our engagement,” Becca wrote on Instagram. “All that we will share is that we still have nothing but love and respect for one another even though we’ve decided to go down our own separate paths.”

“While we’ve arrived at this point, it doesn’t diminish the countless, amazing memories made together. We hope that everyone can allow us grace, respect and the time to heal our hearts as we navigate this next chapter in our lives.”

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