We're all entitled to make catastrophic, life-altering choices, and Becca Kufrin made hers. His name is Garrett Yrigoyen.
While debate rages over whether Becca and Garrett will really marry, they are still engaged.
And now Becca has come forward to share what that is like, and what the two have planned for the future.
In the new issue of Us Weekly, Becca Kufrin gushes about her engagement to Garrett Yrigoyen.
Becca says that "life has been a fun adventure" with Garrett by her side.
She admits that this (new) engagement has been "a huge adjustment" right after The Bachelorette and Arie before that and The Bachelor before that.
"Just being normal has been wonderful,” Becca says.
“We were just so ready for the show to be done airing," Becca reveals. "Where we could finally be out in public."
Recently, Becca and Garrett have been visiting Becca's friends and family in Minnesota.
Garrett takes his turn to gush, saying that "her friends are a lot of fun."
He shares that among their activities has been a Minnesota Twins game, the state fair, and a fishing trip on the Mississippi River.
"I caught my first walleye and smallmouth bass,” Garrett shares with pride. “It was fun."
Garrett is such an avid fisherman that, though we don't have a photo of that moment, it's not difficult to find a fish photo.
Becca says that her hometown has welcomed her fiancee "with open arms."
Sometimes, even a controversial man can find acceptance if he has a popular, likable woman on his arm.
But while the two have enjoyed visiting loved ones, they haven't picked a spot to settle down.
"I don’t want to make a decision without exploring our options," Becca explains.
That is a very sensible attitude!
The couple has also spent time Garrett's hometown of Reno, Nevada.
And the two of them have discussed the idea of a potential move to L.A.
"I’m hoping by November or December we’ll have nailed down a place,” Becca admits.
That said, deciding on a place to live is not the same thing as making wedding plans.:
As Becca explains: “We really are still getting to know each other."
It's smart of her to be cautious. Clearly, from what she saw on The Bachelorette, she would never have guessed Garrett's bigoted social media history.
As many entertainment news outlets pointed out when Garrett's Instagram scandal broke, it wasn't that he liked "conservative" posts contrary to Becca's views.
The posts that he had "liked" on Instagram were outside of the bounds of decency. The posts were racist, transphobic, and misogynistic -- among other things.
Garrett has apologised (for getting caught), but fans hope that Becca can come to understand who he truly is before it's too late for them both to find partners compatible with their respective values.
Becca received a lot of sympathy from the Bachelor Nation after Arie Luyendyk Jr. humiliated her on television. A lot of fans feel for her and hope that she finds a better, less problematic man.
Others hope that Garrett really has changed his tune.