Five years after reaching the last two in Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is officially back in a grand way, being named the 22nd season’s bachelor’s star in a move that surprised the baccalaureate of the nation.
But fans still know that Arie, aged 35, was so close to becoming single a few times before (Sean Lowe and Chris Soules beat him for work in seasons 17 and 19 respectively), and he has always seemed to be on the periphery of producers’ minds when it was time to throw; It seems that season 22 ends up being the right time for the racing driver / realtor.
A source says E! News, “Arie wanted to do The Bachelor since before Chris Soules and now he’s alone again, so why not?”
Arie seemed to echo the feeling of timing during her debut as a bachelor at Good Morning America on Thursday morning after being questioned as she approached him to work.
“We’ve been in touch in recent years, but it does not fit perfectly,” Arie said on Good Morning America in contact with producers. “The moment when it really happens to me.”
When it comes to Arie’s love life after her stay on The Bachelorette, our source reveals that she continued to connect with Courtney Robertson after her short novel in 2012, which came just a week after her engagement with Ben Flajnik, Bachelor of Season 16. (She later explained her relationship in her book to say it all, I’m not here to make friends and I wrote that it was “the best sex I have ever had, have never had “).
“I spoke with Courtney Robertson for a while and I went out with another girl, but for less than a year, and they separated more than a year ago,” says our source, adding, “The girl he came out with was not the show.”
Although we saw several competitors coming back for another love affair in later seasons (Hello, Nick Viall!), Our source explains that Courtney is not likely.
“I doubt that Courtney will return to The Bachelor for Arie, they have asked her to do Paradise several times and she always rejects them, so I would be surprised if she agrees to continue with Arie … but you never know in the world of Bachelor “.
Another advantage when it comes to choosing Arie? The value of the shock, something from a source told us that producers were looking to do after being quite surprised last summer when Nick was announced as the next Licensed.
The Arie season of The Bachelor will be first January 2018 on ABC.