Arie Luyendyk Jr. has made it official:
He lacks moral, a sense of decorum... and a sense of humor.
Just consider what the embattled recent Bachelor just said to Us Weekly when discussing his plans to marry Lauren Burnham.
First, Arie told the tabloid that he and Lauren have been discussing their wedding for months, long before he even proposed to her this past Tuesday night.
Then, he admitted that the unpopular couple was open to a televised wedding because... d'uh, of course they are.
Arie, after all, was open to a televised break-up with Becca Kufrin on Monday night's Bachelor Season 22 finale.
“We talked about maybe doing a TV wedding if that worked in our timeline,” Luyendyk told a few reporters this week, while his fiancee added:
“We want to get married soon. We’ve also talked about eloping.”
(LOL! There is zero chance this headline-seeking couple elopes. Let's be serious.)
Arie and Lauren said they hoped for many "white flowers" at their ceremony and "good lighting" and added that some folks they met on The Bachelor may receive invitations.
“We’ve thrown a lot of ideas out there, but I think I would like to have some of my friends from the show there,” Lauren said. “I think Arie would too.”
Luyendyk then added:
“Yes, I wouldn’t mind. And just tell Becca she’s not invited.”
Oh, that hilarious Arie!
It's always funny to joke about how your ex-fiancee - to whom you proposed on national television and then who you dumped just a few weeks later (also on national television) because you weren't over another lover - isn't included on your wedding guest list.
We hate to break this to you, Arie, but we somehow doubt Becca would attend your nuptials even if she were somehow invited.
We'd have to imagine this would be the case, despite Kufrin handing her public humiliation as well as one possibly could.
"At the end of the day, I don’t think he thought through everything of how ending things with Lauren would be, how being engaged to me would be and what breaking up with me and going back to her would be," Becca said post-break up.
She did add, however:
"But I don’t think he did it maliciously to break my heart."
Luyendyk has claimed he did this partly to garner sympathy for Becca in order to help ABC select her as the next Bachelorette.
ABC has, indeed, selected her as the next Bachelorette.
But even Chris Harrison has called BS on Arie's reasoning here.
On Tuesday's After the Final Rose special, Becca acknowledged that watching the finale helped her get some "closure," even confessing:
“I signed up for this knowing it was a show and going to be documented and it’s just another part of my story."
This may be true, but having cameras on hand a month after the proposal was an unprecedented move for which Becca did not sign up.
Thankfully, Kufrin did confront Arie on the special and spoke her mind.
“[Getting engaged] is something that people dream of and you robbed me of that," she told him, adding:
"I’ll never have that first engagement, first proposal again. I just wish you would have thought through that more on that day."
We hope you know you are MUCH better off without Arie and we hope you find the man of your dreams on The Bachelorette.
We'll be tuning in each week to see if you do!