AceShowbiz - Arie Luyendyk Jr. is arguably the most hated The Bachelor after he dumped ex-fiancee Becca Kufrin in front cameras for runner-up Lauren Burnham in the previous season of the ABC dating show. Now, months after the season wrapped, host Chris Harrison addressed the controversial decision of Arie, admitting that the latter handled the situation poorly.
"Even I say, he was a knucklehead. He made some really dumb decisions," Chris shared. "He didn't perform as perfectly as he probably would've liked."
"If he could go back, he'd probably fix some things. But he and Lauren are in love and at the end of the day, the most important thing is that he's with the girl he should be with and Becca's good," he added. Further speaking of Becca, he said, " She is over Arie for sure, but she takes those lessons and what happened into this season [of 'The Bachelorette']."
While Becca has revealed that she's now happily engaged, Arie and Lauren recently announced their impending wedding date. During the couple's appearance on "The View" on May 23, they revealed that they are set to marry in Hawaii on January 12, next year.
"It's in Maui, it's at Haiku Mill, which is beautiful, old world feel, with a lot of vines and greenery," Lauren described their wedding location. "It's not your typical, beach wedding. It's so pretty." The reality series star even admitted that she and her fiance are ready to get married anytime.
Unfortunately for ABC viewers, the wedding will not be televised as Luyendyk, 36, stated that they would have a private wedding with only 100 guests. "It's a private wedding, so not on TV. Just, you know, a group of close friends, probably 100 guests," he explained.
Arie and Lauren's wedding date announcement arrives just days before Becca's season of "The Bachelorette" premiere, prompting people to dub it odd timing. However, Becca appeared not to mind it that much, adding that she wished nothing but the best for the race car driver.
"I'm truly happy and I do wish them the best," she said. She continued saying that while she's been "focused on my journey," she stays in touch with Arie and Lauren "a bit."
"The Bachelorette" returns for a new season on Monday, May 28 at 8 P.M. ET on ABC.