Are Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen Still Together? The Former Bachelorette Updates Fans on Her Relationship Status
In June 2020, Yrigoyen chose to support police officers amid the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s death. Then during the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast with Rachel Lindsay, Kufrin addressed the statement and claimed her fiancé’s views did not match her own. She also noted more conversations about white privilege and racism were going to take place. Now, Kufrin has shared an update on her relationship with Yrigoyen.
What did Becca Kufrin’s ‘Bachelorette’ pick, Garrett Yrigoyen, say?
On June 2, Yrigoyen posted a black square on Instagram, captioning the post with a simple string of emojis to represent the Black Lives Matter movement. Then two days later, The Bachelorette alum posted a photo with a thin blue line to support law enforcement. He also wrote a lengthy caption to explain himself.
“I’ve been pretty tore up the past week about everything going on. I’ve listened, learned, helped, supported, and grown,” Yrigoyen wrote. “With so many friends and family in law enforcement I couldn’t sit back and not support them and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line as well.”
He added: “It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them. The Thin Blue Line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality.”
Becca Kufrin promises to take action after her conversation with Rachel Lindsay
After Yrigoyen’s Instagram post, Kufrin opened up about her final rose pick in the June 9th episode of Bachelor Happy Hour. She said she stilled loved Yrigoyen and continuously claimed the post wasn’t done in a “malicious way.”
“I do think it was tone-deaf and it was the wrong time and message and sentiment,” Kufrin said at the time.
Meanwhile, Lindsay explained the intent wasn’t necessarily the problem. Rather, it was about choosing to remain ignorant about the underlying issue.
“I don’t think Garrett is malicious, but Garrett is what the problem is,” Lindsay said. She later added, “I don’t understand why you say ‘It wasn’t malicious’ or ‘I’m just now understanding things.’ You have to admit that you made a choice to not see it.”
Then in the Bachelor Happy Hour episode published on June 16, Kufrin reflected upon her statements in the previous broadcast. She apologized to Lindsay and pointed our her co-host helped her realized she needs to further educate herself on her privilege and take impactful action. Kufrin also shared she would only be speaking for herself from now on.
“I can’t speak for Garrett, I can’t speak for the white community as a whole,” Kufrin said. “I can only speak for myself because if I don’t do that, it’s not genuine. Moving forward, I’m only going to speak for myself from here on out.”
Becca Kufrin reveals whether she’s still together with Garrett Yrigoyen
In the same Bachelor Happy Hour episode, Kufrin briefly shared the status of her relationship with Yrigoyen. She explained there’s uncertainty. But ultimately, it seems Kufrin is working together with Yrigoyen in private.
“For those who are curious about my relationship with Garrett at this point, all I can say right now is that I don’t know,” Kufrin said. “I can’t give anything more than that.”
She continued, “It’s something that we are trying to work through and discuss and do work on at home at this time. That’s where the work will remain and that’s really the best I can give you at this point.”
Then Lindsay acknowledged Kufrin’s effort and willingness to change. However, the same can’t be said for Yrigoyen at this time.
“As a friend that’s willing to learn, how — as a friend — can I not be willing to help out and be there for you?” Lindsay said. “Now, Garrett — that’s a different situation. I don’t f*ck with Garret and I don’t need to. But you and I have a different relationship.’
Lindsay added, “I appreciate everything you just said. I feel like it’s my duty as a friend to be there for you. Because you’re admitting you’re wrong and saying you want to be better and do better. How, as a friend, can I not accept that and help you through that? You don’t neglect somebody when something bad happens. It’s different if you’re ignorant and want to stay in that place. That is not what you’re bringing to the table.”
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