Arie Luyendyk, Jr.: Bachelorette Hopeful's Shady Past Revealed

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Arie Luyendyk, Jr., is doing a great job wooing Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette so far this season, but a series of strange details about his past have cast serious doubt about both his character and motives.

Are we looking at Mr. Here For the Wrong Reasons?

While none of the revelations are that scandalous, Arie's level of success this season (see The Bachelorette spoilers for more on that topic) makes them quite consequential as a serious candidate to become Emily's fiancé and Ricki’s future stepfather.

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According to reports, Bachelorette producer Cassie Lambert not only knows Arie - a race car driver and son of Indycar champion Arie Luyendyk, Sr. - she's been trying to get him on the show for years, but he kept turning it down.

That is, until this year, when and that he agreed to do it because Cassie would help him get to the end. According to Bachelorette spoiler guru Reality Steve, Arie even said, “I’m only doing it because I know I’m gonna win.”

He was extremely confident going into the show that Cassie would help him get far, because she's coached him and is the one Emily talks to daily.

How much this influenced Emily, we'll likely never know, but his relationship with Cassie Lambert played a major role in him agreeing to the show.

Amazingly, it only gets weirder from there.

On tonight's episode, Arie tells Emily about Cassie ... Harshman. That's his ex-girlfriend, the divorced mother of two that he was referring to last week.

Arie and Cassie lived together for over a year.

It's unclear if this will air on ABC, but Arie tells Emily on Monday’s date that he got her pregnant and she miscarried. Why does he reveal this? Unclear.

It's quite clear, though, that Cassie Harshman was a big part of his life. They got matching tattoos of each other's names, which he has now covered up.

Anyway, moving on. After breaking up with Cassie Harshman, Arie started dating Diana Navarro, and hooking up with his business partner's girlfriend.

Brittany Lorenz was not only hooking up with Arie right before he went on the show, but texting him after he went on it, apparently. It gets weirder still!

Jared Brassfield apparently found out, after Arie left, that his on/off-GF had been hooking up with him, and texting him while putting the moves on Em.

Jared then packed up and moved to New Jersey, chasing Brittany down. Oh, and Arie was also hooking up with TWO other girls at the same time.

Bottom line: Arie Luyendyk, Jr., hooks up a lot, apparently has no qualms about breaking up relationships, and knows a producer on the show well.

None of that should disqualify him, but it definitely should make you wonder about the motives of the man wooing Emily Maynard week after week.


Arie's hooking up with 2 girls?!?! Who the fuck cares thats not a scandal. Emily is hooking up with like 6 guys and theyre making a competition out of it.


Team Sean


i never like arie! he's too sappy and acts like a girl! emily needs to give him the boot!


He dated the one of the producers, Cassie Lambert. I guess Cassie and Emily got friendly, Emily was in her wedding party and throughout all this, supposedly, neither one bothered to tell Emily about their past together. Arie is no different than a lot of guys. I do, however, think Cassie Lambert sounds pretty sneaky, and for the two of them to not tell Emily was wrong. And I have no doubt Fleiss knew, but once again played with peoples lives for the sake of reality tv drama. I still watch the trainwreck, but all of this is getting really old. Ben soured me on the franchise and Emily will probably be the last time I watch. I may watch Roberto because I think he is adorable, but this is getting to be really boring and the blogs and comments are a helluva lot more entertaining than the show.


Wow, I just read all the dirt about Arie and IF it's true, he's quite the P-hound.


and this is why jef is my favorite. JEF ALL THE WAY


When he was speaking about his ex on their date at Dollywood, didn't he say that they broke up one year ago? How could Cassie have been trying to get him on the show for years, as THG puts it? Journalism at its worst. About the only useful thing out of this article was the link to Reality Steve.


what the Grilfrend Name ? on his facebook Page


@ Tye... I see her facebook but there arent any pics of Arie...


Does Emily's mother actually take her breakfast in bed every morning?? She's a grown woman, not a princess!

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