After what felt like endlessly, Bachelorette alum Arie Luyendyk Jr. was lastly introduced as the subsequent Bachelor on Sept. 7. However followers should wait a short while longer to look at his love story unfold on TV as a result of filming solely formally began on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
“The primary evening went rather well,” a supply advised Us Weekly after the primary evening of filming. “The ladies are implausible. Arie is so engaged and honest.”
Though a precise premiere date hasn’t been set, the 2018 season will begin airing in January — or ought to we are saying JanuARIE… Filming has formally began for Season 22, with followers getting their first look on Twitter. “Guess who’s again? Again once more. Arie’s again. Inform a buddy,” creator Mike Fleiss captioned a photograph of Arie, 36, alongside host Chris Harrison in entrance of the Bachelor mansion.
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) September 21, 2017
If the race automotive driver does get engaged, it’s going to probably occur in November, in line with Moviefone. Nevertheless, there’s already been loads of controversy surrounding ABC’s alternative. Not solely has Arie’s previous conduct with girls been referred to as into query, however his former BFF Jef Holm — who he met throughout Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette — had some not-so-nice issues to say concerning the 35-year-old on Twitter. “Oh the tales I might inform…” Jef wrote shortly after the announcement was made.
He additionally responded to blogger Actuality Steve, who posted a Reddit thread detailing Arie and Jef’s alleged exploits in an unnamed sorority home. After a person reported that the twosome “would make common appearances” on the sorority’s events, Jef replied, “I’ve really by no means even been inside a sorority home. As for him…I ended being pals with him years in the past as a result of he is disgusting.” We would LOVE for him to elaborate.
Arie’s ex-girlfriend, Sydney Stempfley, additionally spoke out about his casting, claiming she was utterly blindsided by the information since that they had simply damaged up in late July after a 12 months of courting. “I noticed Arie’s title being tossed round on Twitter, suggesting he ought to change into the subsequent Bachelor. So I texted him for the primary time in awhile, precisely 4 days earlier than the announcement on Labor Day, and I stated, ‘Are you awake?’ And he referred to as me inside a minute or two,” she advised Leisure Tonight.
Arie and Jef in 2012. (Photograph Credit score: Getty Photographs)
“I requested him, ‘If you happen to have been changing into the subsequent Bachelor, would you no less than have the decency to inform me?’ and he stated, ‘Sure, after all,’ after which proceeded to inform me that he hadn’t been contacted by producers, so he doubts that will even be a chance,” Sydney added. She by no means ended up listening to from him. For sure, Arie’s intentions will little doubt be questioned this season.
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