‘The Bachelorette’: Becca Kufrin Defends Her Relationship With Garrett Yrigoyen to Fans on Instagram

Becca Kufrin is not taking any criticism from fans about her relationship with Garrett Yrigoyen. On July 20, Kufrin shared a photo on Instagram of her niece while visiting Wisconsin. When multiple fans commented on the photo and criticized Kufrin and her relationship, she responded and called out fans for their behavior.

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Her relationship with Garrett Yrigoyen recently upset fans

On June 4, Yrigoyen caused controversy on social media when he published an Instagram post in support of law enforcement amid the Black Lives Matter protests. A few days later on an episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Kufrin discussed Yrigoyen’s post with her co-host Rachel Lindsay. While she defended her fiancé, she also admitted that she did not agree with him.

“Garrett is my fiancé and I love him and to his core, I believe that he is a good person. What he posted … I don’t align with and I don’t agree with,” said Kufrin. “I don’t think he meant it in a malicious way, I do think it was tone deaf and it was the wrong time and message and sentiment… I’m trying to get him to see the bigger picture.”

In a follow-up episode of Bachelor Happy Hour released on June 16, Kufrin told fans she was unsure about where things stood with Yrigoyen.

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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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“I want to say to our listeners out there — because I’m sure many will hear this back and wonder and ask and have opinions — for those who are curious about my relationship with Garrett at this point, all I can say right now is I don’t know,” she said. “I can’t give anything more than that. It’s something that we are trying to work through and discuss and do work on at home at this time and that’s where the work will remain and that’s really the best can give you at this point.”

Becca Kufrin called out fans on Instagram

Based on their social media activity, Kufrin and Yrigoyen have spent the past couple of weeks apart and Kufrin is visiting her family in Wisconsin. However, the two are still commenting on each other’s Instagram posts.

In Kufrin’s recent Instagram post from July 20, Yrigoyen commented, “Twinning :).”

Kufrin replied to his comment. “@gy_yrigoyen Immi told me I had to match her. And you know what she says, goes.”

Fans of The Bachelorette also commented on Kufrin’s post, but not all of the comments were positive.

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One Instagram user commented, “Some girls just self destruct in relationships…..” and Kufrin responded, “OMG please write an advice book for all of us girls who apparently can’t handle ourselves in our own relationships! We definitely need a man to tell us how to act.”

When another fan wrote, “So disappointed in you,” Kufrin sarcastically replied, “I’m SO sorry that by me spending an afternoon with my niece makes you upset.”

Fans are speculating about the status of Becca Kufrin’s relationship

While Kufrin is clearly not here for fans inserting themselves in her personal life, a number of fans commented on her Instagram post asking if she was still with Yrigoyen. Fans of The Bachelorette have also created Reddit threads dedicated to analyzing if the couple are still together.

“I think Garrett and Becca broke up. Super unverified and no one has confirmed, but they’re spending fourth of July apart and haven’t posted any pictures together… Something seems up,” a fan wrote on Reddit.

“They both seem too happy in their stories to have just broken up an engagement in my opinion. I think they’re just spending some time apart and visiting their respective families separately for the holiday, possibly also because of the tension between Garrett and Becca’s family,” another Reddit user commented.