Arie Luyendyk Jr. made up his mind… kind of.
The 36-year-old race car driver got down on one knee and proposed to Becca Kufrin on the season finale of “The Bachelor” on Monday night — though a source previously told ET that he ended his engagement to date his runner-up.
While both women impressed his family, they ended up siding with Becca, explaining that they thought she’d fit better with his “future,” which may have been the driving reason Arie to break up with Lauren Burnham at the final rose ceremony.
Arie said he didn’t fully know who he wanted to propose to until that morning, and while Lauren felt “blindsided” by their breakup (and criticized him for getting down on one knee so soon), that didn’t stop him from giving Becca his final rose and asking for her hand in marriage with a stunning Neil Lane sparkler.
“You are beautiful and elegant and in that first conversation, I knew you were an incredible woman and I needed to know more… We’re a team, and I’m very lucky that you’ve been on this journey with me, and through all of it, you’ve given me so much confidence. My love for you is unmeasurable,” he said. “I choose you today, and I choose you today from here on out.”
“Becca, will you marry me?” he asked.