Arie Luyendyk, Jr. was a contestant on the 8th season of The Bachelorette.
He was the runner-up.
He later returned as the Bachelor for the 22nd season of The Bachelor.
Arie was the runner-up on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette. On Week 3, he received a rose on a one-on-one date with Maynard, his only one-on-one date of the season. On Week 6, Arie confessed he was in love with Emily. In the finale, after Maynard takes Jef to meet Ricki, she is certain that Jef is the one for her. Not wanting to put Arie through a failed proposal, Maynard eliminates him rather than giving him a final date. Arie was confused and heatbroken, thinking he was certainly going to win Emily's heart.
On September 7, 2017 he was revealed to be the next Bachelor for Season 22 on Good Morning America. The official Bachelor Twitter Page narrowed down possibilities for who the Bachelor might be before finally posting the tweet "Bachelor Nation, start your engines! We are proud to announce the next Bachelor will be....@ariejr!"
"Arie, since I first stepped out of the limo I was in awe of you and just how cool, calm and collected you were, when I was a bundle of nerves. But since our very first conversation you just put me at such ease and made me feel so comfortable. It just felt easy and it felt right and the first date, you allowed me that night to just open up to you and be vulnerable, but there was no judgement there, you just let me be me and I knew I was falling for you and I was falling so hard and so fast and it scared med because I didn't think that I could feel so deeply for somebody so early on, but you proved me wrong. You've made falling in love with you easy, you make being in love with you easy and I don't want to ever stop loving you, and I love you so, so much and I'm just ready to do this thing with you!" - Becca to Arie
"When I met you I was taken aback, you know, you are beautiful and elegant and... In that first conversation I knew that you were an incredible woman, and I needed to know more. And I think back on our dates, and I think back on meeting your family, and I think back on all the moments that we shared and the thing that stands out is that, we're a team, you know? And I am very lucky that you've been on this journey with me and through all of it you've given me so much confidence along the way. Because of that, my love for you is unmeasurable and... This morning I woke up, and I thought about you and I thought you and our kids together, I thought about us when we're old and I choose you today, but I choose you everyday from here on out. I love you so much! Becca, will you marry me?" - Arie proposing to Becca
A few weeks after filming wrapped, he decided to break off his engagement to pursue Lauren. Arie and Lauren got engaged at the After the Final Rose show.
"I've made some bad decisions but the best decision was running back to you. I can't imagine a life you. You have shown me a love that is patient, a love that is kind and I truly believe you are my soul mate. I'm ready to face this life with you and all that comes with it, good and bad. I love you so much and I wanted to do this in front of everyone because I wanna show you that I should have done this a long time ago. Lauren Elizabeth Burnham, will you marry me?" - Arie proposing to Lauren
They moved to Arizona together in March. They bought a 2,607 square foot house in Phoenix, Arizona, in April, 2018. They officially became homeowners on June 24, 2018.
On November 14, 2018, they announced that they are expecting their first child. On January 5, 2019, they announced that they are expecting a girl. On May 29, 2019, they welcomed their daughter, Alessi Ren.
They were married on January 12, 2019, in Haiku Mill, Maui, Hawaii. Their wedding was officiated by Chris Harrison.
In April 2020, they found out that they were expecting their second child. Unfortunately the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. On December 19, 2020, they announced that they are pregnant again. On December 21, 2020, they announced that they are having twins, due on July 3, 2020. On January 19, 2021, they revealed that they are having a boy and a girl. The children, Senna James and Lux Jacob, were born via c-section on June 11, 2021.
On November 26, 2020, he revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 about ten days prior. He took a second test on November 27, 2020 and it came back negative, so he was able to rejoin his family, who he had been quarantining from, separately. He showed only mild symptoms, those of a common cold, and is unsure where he contracted it.