Jimmy Kimmel isn’t sold that Arie Luyendyk Jr. and new fiance Lauren Burnham are going to make it down the aisle. The host dragged the couple over their super quick engagement.
Here comes the happy couple! The Bachelor‘s Arie Luyendyk Jr. just recently dumped original fiancee Becca Kufrin, 27, in order to pursue a relationship with runner-up Lauren Burhham, 26. The 36-year-old then shocked fans even more when he got down on one knee and proposed to the pretty blonde on After the Final Rose. Their first stop as an engaged pair came right away as they soon hit Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 6 and the emotions were still running high. Jimmy, 50, gave Arie a hard time for getting engaged to Becca on the show then getting engaged for a second time to Lauren, all in such a short span of time.
“We spent the last few months together and we’re ready to move on with our lives,” Arie told the host before Jimmy jumped in and asked “How many months has it been?” When the former race car driver said two months the host shot back, “That’s not a few. Three is a few. Two is a couple.” Lauren revealed that they are already planning their wedding and Jimmy was in shock. She said she had hints that the proposal was going to happen, she just didn’t know when.
Lauren is making the move to Arizona to be with Arie so they seem pretty committed, yet Jimmy got in one last dig at how quickly things went from him dumping Lauren for Becca, then changing his mind again. When Lauren mentioned that the couple hasn’t even been to a restaurant together yet, Jimmy dragged them hard, joking “Well then you should definitely get married right away!” He’s right, if you haven’t so much as had dinner out with a guy, walking down the aisle seems a long way off.
Things have moved ridiculously fast. Arie was still engaged to Becca as of January, despite making contact with Lauren in earlier that month. The more they talked, the more the realtor realized that chose the wrong woman. When Becca and Arie met up in LA, he dropped the hammer to the Minneapolis-based publicist that the engagement was off because he wanted to pursue something with the petite blonde. It was all captured by The Bachelor camera crews as Becca was left in shock and tears at the news and the whole painful one-sided breakup was filmed in real time. Some viewers thought it went too far, feeling invasive as Becca was so hurt and blindsided. She has a happy ending though, as she’s now going to be the next Bachelorette and will have a bunch of handsome men battling it out for her love.