Monday night’s The Bachelorette finale on ABC capped off a fairytale season for Becca Kufrin who chose the man of her dreams in an idyllic setting in the Maldives.

Kufrin’s story of heartbreak on the show’s previous season, with bachelor Arie Luyendyk proposing to her and then leaving her for runner-up Lauren Burnham, won the Minnesota native a legion of fans.

And it all came full circle on Monday, when Kufrin, 28, got her happily ever after, giving her final rose to Garrett Yrigoyen, 29. It was a bittersweet affair for Kufrin, who had to break Blake Horstmann‘s heart on her road to lasting love. Horstmann’s was clearly blindsided by Kufrin’s rejection, breaking down in tears as he walked away from the woman he thought would one day be his wife.

On the “After The Final Rose” show, Horstmann was reunited with Kufrin, able to get some answers from her to give him the closure he needed.


And then it was Kufrin and Yrigoyen’s turn to take the stage for the first time as an engaged couple. As happy as they were, Yrigoyen had to address his controversial social media activity that surfaced while the show was airing. Yrigoyen had liked some questionable homophobic and racist posts, issuing an apology once he was called out.

“I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my ‘likes’ on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive. garret_yrigs12 was my former Instagram handle and I decided to take it down and start fresh because I have learned an extremely valuable lesson and am taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself. I am not perfect, and I will never be anywhere close, but now I will always be more informed and aware of what I am liking and supporting, not just on Instagram, but in life.”

Yrigoyen once again apologized on the finale show, with Kufrin standing by his side. It was quite a night, proving that the road to love is a winding one, full of ups and downs. But Kufrin found her forever in the end with Yrigoyen.


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