Becca Kufrin Finally Breaks Silence Regarding Her Breakup With Garrett Yrigoyen and Turns Off Commenting on Her Post

The Bachelorette fans have been speculating for months that Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen have broken up. The former Bachelorette lead finally broke her silence on the split and publicly announced it on her Bachelor Happy Hour podcast and Instagram. 

'The Bachelorette' couple Garrett Yrigoyen and Becca Kufrin
‘The Bachelorette’ couple Garrett Yrigoyen and Becca Kufrin | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Why did fans think Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen already split up?

The endless speculation about Kufrin and Yrigoyen’s relationship troubles began in early June 2020. The podcast host openly supported the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice following the unjust killings of Ahmad Abrey, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd. However, her fiance instead posted a thin blue line and a lengthy statement supporting police officers.

The debate continued over whether or not the two split up after Kufrin did not defend her fiance to her cohost Rachel Lindsay on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast.

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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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Since the podcast, Kufrin and Yrigoyen have not shared any photos or videos of them together. Many fans also noticed that Kufrin stopped wearing her engagement ring and was staying with her mother. 

Yrigoyen, on the other hand, has been going on long camping adventures and staying with his sister when he’s not in the wilderness. 

Becca Kufrin announced her split with Garrett Yrigoyen on social media and her podcast

On Sept. 1, 2020, Kufrin took the last seven minutes of her Bachelor Happy Hour podcast to tell her fans that she and Yrigoyen have broken off their engagement. Later that same day, she shared a photo of the couple with the news.

“With a heavy heart, Garrett and I have come to the loving conclusion to end our engagement,” the star began. “All that we will share is that we still have nothing but love and respect for one another even though we’ve decided to go down our own separate paths.

“While we’ve arrived at this point, it doesn’t diminish the countless, amazing memories made together,” she continued. “We hope that everyone can allow us grace, respect, and the time to heal our hearts as we navigate this next chapter in our lives.”

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Immediately after sharing the picture, Kufrin turned off commenting for the post to enforce her request for “respect and time to heal.”

A source close to Yrigoyen announced the news of the split to the media preemptively

Two years after Kufrin and Yrigoyen’s engagement aired on ABC’s The Bachelorette, a source told E! News that the couple had split. 

“Becca is still very upset with Garrett’s comments and the controversy surrounding it,” the unnamed source told the outlet. “Their lifestyles don’t mesh anymore. Garrett wants different things, and they came to a realization that they aren’t compatible anymore.”

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The source also confirmed what fans had thought — the couple was living apart.

“Garrett is doing a backpacking trip in the wilderness with his buddies and is taking time for himself,” the insider continued. “They are trying to keep it low-key because they are still working things out, but the relationship is definitely done.”