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Controversial The Bachelor alum Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his fiancee, Lauren Burnham, are preparing for their upcoming wedding.

Arie and Lauren are also expecting their first child, which is very exciting for them and for their fans.

But now that he’s been with Lauren for a year, Arie is reminding former friend Jef Holm that Jef lost a bet — and needs to pay up.

Arie and Lauren: In Love!
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“Doesn’t matter who gets out of the limo…” Jef tweeted on January 1, 2018.

Jef then wrote: “I’ll give 5k to the charity of @chrisbharrison’s choice.”

His generous offer came with one very simple condition.

Jef would do so “if @ariejr lasts 1 year with anyone.”

Arie has now been with Lauren Burnham for one year.

Arie Luyendyk Jr tells Jef Holm to pay up on Twitter

In honor of the New Year, Arie ushered in 2019 as you would expect from a happily engaged man who’s expecting his first child.

He brought up a frenemy’s old tweet.

“Pay up @jefholm…” Arie’s tweet begins.

Arie then demanded that Jef “Put that trust fund money into something positive instead of bottle service.”

Trust fund-shaming is a time-honored tradition, but here it seems 


On the one hand, people should really not make vows to donate ot charitable causes unless they intend to follow through.

Don’t say “I’ll eat my hat” if you don’t mean it — at least, don’t say it on television or in a tweet.

It could come back to haunt you.

(This is where Milennial and Gen Z humor comes in handy; just say something like “I will face God and walk backwards into hell,” quoting the great Dril)

But Jef could make a very easy argument that he doesn’t owe Arie one red cent.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Kiss Pic
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Because Jef’s words say “if Arie lasts one year with anything,” the spirit of tweet is extremely clear to everyone but Arie.

He meant that the final winner on The Bachelor would not still be with Arie in a year’s time.

Arie proposed to Becca Kufrin.

She and Arie did not last even close to one year.

He famously invited ABC to film him breaking up with her.

It was only after the heartbreak that Arie proposed to Lauren Burnham.

Has he been with Lauren for one year? Yes.

But only after he backtracked, because she was his runner-up. Jef’s prediction wasn’t necessarily wrong.

Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk Jr. used to be buddies.

But in September of 2017, after it was revealed that Arie was going to be the next Bachelor, Jef explained why they were no longer friends.

Sort of.

Jef said that he had ended the friendship because Arie was “disgusting.”

It’s unclear exactly what he meant by that, since he did not elaborate on what about Arie grossed him out.

But his dislike is abundantly clear, and Arie is not hiding the fact that the loathing is mutual.

Just like in other relationships, some friendships end messily.

Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. in the Maldives
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It’s a little baffling to see a soon-to-be father feuding on Twitter just a week and a half before his wedding.

(His wedding date is January 12, 2019)

Jef’s words must have really rubbed Arie the wrong way.

It’s a little odd that Arie would bring this up at all, however.

Being the guy who stays with a girl for a while because of a bet is usually the role of the bad guy in a romantic comedy.

Actually … Arie fits that trope on multiple levels.

It’s not so odd that he’d be gloating about winning a bet.