Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen met on “The Bachelorette” when she was cast as the lead. Yrigoyen proposed to Kufrin during the final episode of the show, to which she accepted.
After leaving the show, the two were pretty much inseparable, constantly sharing photos of the other on social media. But recently, the two seem to be taking some time apart, following Yrigoyen’s controversial Instagram post.
It all started when Yrigoyen posted a photo of a black box with a thin blue line in the middle, and a caption that defended the police amidst the Black Lives Matter protests.
“I’ve been pretty torn up the past week about everything going on. I’ve listened, learned, helped, supported, and grown,” he began.
“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. 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,” he continued.
Yrigoyen added, We can’t judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters, and we sure can’t judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones. Remember when they put on the badge they’re still humans, with raw emotion, the more brutality they face the more on edge they become, they make mistakes, they have compassion, and no matter how terrible they are treated or whatever negative is said to them, they still show up for us when we need them!”
Shortly after posting, Yrigoyen received a lot of criticism. His fiance, Kufrin, made it clear she didn’t agree with his words and called his post “tone-deaf.”
“Garrett is my fiancé and I love him and to his core, I believe that he is a good person,” Kufrin said on her “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast she co-hosts with Rachel Lindsay. “I don’t align with and I don’t agree with his social media post.”
“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,” she said.
While speaking on her podcast, Kufrin gave an update on her relationship with Yrigoyen saying, “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. I can’t give anything more than that.”
Naturally, fans thought the worst. Split rumors have only been fueled recently as the two haven’t shared photos of the other on social media and seemed to spend the fourth of July separate.
However, Kufrin commented on Yrigoyen’s fourth of July Instagram photo by saying, “I just wanna eat those cheeks.”
So, maybe they’re still going strong!