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.

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I like Doug & Shawn so far...several others are just snarky...hoping Emily sees that soon.

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I'm watching the show tonight , and it is very clear Emily Maynard is a glorified race car groupie.. she wants that circle of life , so unless she finds out something bad about Arie , he will be the favorite..

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If you check out his gf of one year fb he is still with here look at the recent pictures so i guess he doesn't win Emily heart

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Being from Augusta,Ryan is a super guy and I am hoping it is him. I don't like Arie he looks like a sneak and one that can not be trusted. If Ryan is not the one he will find the one lay that is just for him.

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If this is true he is one bitch of a guy

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Sounds like a typical man to me.

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Don't really see the big deal about any of this. Every one of the guys is only interested in their 15 minutes of fame. This statement is supported by the fact that only a couple of real relationships have resulted from any of the shows.

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He hooking up with other women is no different than the Bachelorette herself hooking up with a dozen men on the show, the only difference is that her hookups are televised.

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He's hooked up with other women? How SCANDALOUS!!! And that makes him different from every other guy how? He knows a producer? Big deal! He's on the show for fame, just like 95% of the people that go on this show. Don't see how this is really shady OR news worthy.

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