Rumors have been swirling that Bachelorette Becca Kufrin and her fiance Garrett Yrigoyen had split. Now, she confirms the couple broke their engagement after two years together.
“I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement,” Kufrin, tearfully said on her “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on Sept 1.
It’s not for me to divulge details
“After many conversations, we came to this decision. It wasn’t something that we just arrived at one night,” she continued. “It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments. There’s much more to it. To any relationship, there’s a lot of layers, and it’s not for me to divulge details. It’s no one’s business other than what I’m telling you right now.”
Becca revealed that she and Garrett have “finally come to terms with it” and she is “so grateful … to have had the two-plus years” together. She at least gets to keep the Neil Lane diamond ring (Once an engagement passes the two year mark, ladies can keep the ring).
“Just because we’ve arrived at this decision now doesn’t take away all of the years and the countless memories that we’ve made together,” she added. “I will always look back at this time in my life with so much gratitude and love.”
Politics played a role in the break up
US reports that the split came after tensions between the couple increased over the nation’s political unrest. In other words–politics! Becca made a point during her season that she was both a feminist and a liberal. As folks protested police brutality this summer, Garrett posted a “Blue Lives Matter” meme, in support of the police.
“It’s something that we are trying to work through and discuss and do work on at home at this time and that’s where the work will remain and that’s really the best can give you at this point,” Becca said on her podcast, which she co-hosts with fellow Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay.
Oh well. At least the relationship with Garrett lasted longer than her engagement to Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr., who initially proposed to her on The Bachelor, and then changed his mind for runner-up Lauren Burnham whom he wed in in 2019.
In the meantime, after Covid-19 production delays, The Bachelorette is coming to ABC on Tuesday October 13 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams.