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'The Bachelor' (Spoiler Alert): Wait, What Just Happened?

'The Bachelor' (Spoiler Alert): Wait, What Just Happened?
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By    |   Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:45 AM

"The Bachelor" final finale ended on Tuesday with Arie Luyendyk Jr. getting engaged at the last minute to Lauren Burnham after originally picking Becca Kufrin as the winner of the reality show. But don’t worry about jilted Kufrin because as quick as you can say “I do” she was named the next “Bachelorette.”

The stunner partly played out over a two-night special on ABC's "After the Final Rose" special, in which Kufrin, 27, got her chance to confront Luyendyk after he dumped her before the special, People magazine reported.

Afterwards, still in the special, Luyendyk then proposed to Burnham before the end of their interview with host Chris Harrison. Despite being denied the symbolic rose during "The Bachelor's" final episode (not to be confused with Tuesday’s special which turned out to be was the final episode), the 26-year-old Burnham said yes, per People.

Luyendyk, 36, had proposed to Kufrin in the not-so-final episode of "The Bachelor," but broke it off after admitting he still had strong feelings for Burnham, People reported.

Besides a wilted rose, Kufrin now gets hefty consolation prize: starring on Season 14 of "The Bachelorette," CNN reported. She won't have much time to worry about Luyendyk since the series premiere is May 28.

"I want to find love," Kufrin said, per CNN. "I want to meet so many amazing guys. I'm ready to do this."

She received Twitter support from Rachel Lindsay, the last star of "The Bachelorette" and a former "The Bachelor" contestant.

Now, back to the special.

"I've made some bad decisions but the best decision was running back to you," Luyendyk told Burnham. "I can't imagine a life without you. … I truly believe you are my soulmate.

"I'm ready to face this life with you, and all that comes with it," he continued. "The good, and the bad. I love you so much. I wanted to do this in front everyone because I want to show you that I should have done this a long time ago. Lauren Elizabeth Burnham, will you marry me?"

The "After the Final Rose" specials are usually meant to bring all the contestants back after the latest "The Bachelor" series has ended to talk about what happened during the episodes and catch up with the newly formed couple.

This season's flip-flop between the series and the special was rare among its 22 seasons, happening just one other time before when Jason Mesnick broke up with initial winner Melissa Rycroft on live television and eventually proposed to second-place Molly Malaney in the 13th season of "The Bachelor," in 2009, E! News reported.

Despite the break-up, including an unedited video showing Luyendyk breaking up with her and shown on the special, Kufrin said she wished no "ill will towards" the two, People reported.

"At the end of the day, we both just fell in love with the same guy and she can't help that," Kufrin said. "The only person that I can fault in this is Arie and the way he handled it. I'm still going to feel a sense of compassion for him because I did love him but at this point, I want him to be happy, I want to be done and not have to worry about them anymore."

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"The Bachelor" ended on Tuesday with Arie Luyendyk Jr. getting engaged to Lauren Burnham after originally picking Becca Kufrin as the winner of the reality show. But don’t worry about jilted Kufrin because she was named the next “Bachelorette.”
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