‘The Bachelorette’: Rachel Lindsay Thinks Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen’s Relationship Had Never ‘Been Tested’

Rachel Lindsay is sticking up for her friend. As breakup rumors follow Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen, Lindsay praised Kufrin for the way she has handled the situation over the past few months. Lindsay also gave a little insight into what she thinks happened between Yrigoyen and Kufrin.

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Rachel Lindsay gave an update on Becca Kufrin

While promoting MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing to Us Weekly, Lindsay also gave fans an update on how Kufrin is doing amid the breakup rumors.

“Becca is doing great… And what I respect about Becca [is] she does what I can’t do. Obviously, I have a big mouth. But what I respect about Becca is she doesn’t feed into rumors or negativity or anything that’s swirling out there. She’s just moving along. She’s surrounding herself with people that she loves and she’s doing her thing.

“I talk to her every week. We podcast every week, sometimes twice a week and she seems to be doing great… I appreciate the fact that she doesn’t feel the need to confirm or deny anything. She’s just like, ‘I’m living my life.’ And I appreciate that. Cause you already would have heard from me three times over.”

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This entire week has been the most difficult, & quite frankly I’m anxious for the assortment of responses that will be sent about today’s BHH podcast. Ultimately I have to look beyond myself & my feelings because what we cover in it is so much bigger & important than me. So with that preface, I’m going to take a moment to give some thoughts (unfortunately I can’t say them all in 1 post, but I hope my future actions speak louder than any words I can say). Throughout the episode, Rachel & I talk about what has been taking place across our country, the Black Lives Matter Movement, underlying issues of white privilege, diversity & changes that can take place within systems like the Bachelor Franchise. This conversation was the hardest, most uncomfortable, but important ones that we’ve had. I value my friendship with Rachel. I also value my partnership with Garrett. So this is really effing hard. As it should be. I will be the first to admit that listening to this back, I came up short. Very short. I listen to this & wish I had said more, wish I could have expressed myself better, wish I could have given so much more than I did. I think to myself “I didn’t ask the right questions,” “I threw out the incorrect phrases,” “I didn’t defend my fiancé,” “why couldn’t I back up my thought process better?” The list goes on & on. So where do I go from here? I can’t re-record this episode. I can’t go back & change my words (or lack there of). I can only try to move forward with what I believe is right, how to accept, be patient, & show care to others – especially for those who are hurting most right now. It that starts with a heart change (as Rachel so eloquently put it at the end – so I hope you’ve all listened through.) As an individual, I have the ability to use my voice, to use my platform, to have uncomfortable conversations during time-changing moments like this because it matters. It’s important. Each day brings on a brand new challenge, conversation, & new lesson. I welcome them & I hope you do too. If I’ve learned anything throughout these past 2 years, it’s that we have the beautiful capability to be better than the day before, so that’s what I’m trying my damndest at

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What Rachel Lindsay thinks happened between Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

During Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018, it was revealed Yrigoyen liked memes that mocked the LGBTQ community, Parkland shooting victims, and immigrants. He promised viewers he would grow and change during “After the Final Rose.”

On June 4, 2020 Yrigoyen published a “Thin Blue Line” Instagram post to support law enforcement amid the Black Lives Matter movement. After he posted, Kufrin made it clear that she did not have the same views as him.

Lindsay told Us Weekly that she felt Yrigoyen had not changed and that his “Thin Blue Line” post was a relationship test.

“He’s a very nice guy… But what I also realize is their relationship hadn’t been tested. And then you have what happened with the pandemic, with Black Lives Matter. And you’re seeing a lot of people’s true colors come out,” Lindsay said.

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She continued, “Some people are recognizing their ignorance and are wanting to change, and some people are wanting, are doubling down and wanting to stay in their ways. Garrett is a person who has doubled down. So to me, no, he’s not willing to change and it honestly kind of shows he never did.”

Her previous comments about Garrett Yrigoyen

This is not the first time Lindsay has called out Yrigoyen for doubling down on his views. On the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, Lindsay told Pellegrino that she thinks Yrigoyen is a “piece of sh*t.”

“We had a podcast about diversity and what was going on in the country and her fiancé posted a Blue Lives Matter picture. And with his whole chest gave his long explanation as to why he felt that way,” she said.

Lindsay continued, “I think he’s a piece of sh*t… He has doubled down on his beliefs. This isn’t the first time he’s had problematic behavior. When he was on the season, he had a history of ‘liking’ things that were racist, sexist, homophobic, calling the Parkland students child actors, it was a lot, so this is who this man is. And he’s a piece of sh*t to me.”