While those of you who follow The Bachelorette Spoilers already know that Becca Kufrin finds her love (sort of), how is her disgraced ex Arie Luyendyk Jr. doing?
Well, Arie and Lauren announced their wedding date and location — and their nuptials are only months away.
Now that the scandal of Arie’s proposal has died down a little, they’ve finally taken some engagement photos. Take a look!
Arie shared this photo in an Instagram post.
Arie captioned the pic, writing: “One step closer to the wedding :)”
Before you rip on him for being so old that he uses an emoticon instead of an emoji, remember that he’s only 36 — he just looks older.
“This is what life is all about,” Arie continues. “Sharing these amazing moments with her.”
He then reminds fans of the looming wedding date, writing: “Under 6 months until the big day!”
“It’s now just under six months till I marry this sweet man,” Lauren Burnham writes uner her own engagement photo.
Some notice that hers focuses on their intimate bond, while Arie’s choice of photo highlights how pretty Lauren is.
“He’s been the biggest blessing in my life,” Lauren gushes. “Every single day.”
Lauren then includes the tag: “#truelovewins”
If you say so, Lauren.
Arie and Lauren recently purchased a home together after a lot of considerations.
As you may recall, their first plan was to purchase a home that needed to be remodeled, but apparently Lauren was overwhelmed by it.
That is understandable. Upgrading an entire home only looks neat on television because we see the process in an hour.
So the two of them instead purchased a brand new home together and shared a photo on Instagram to celebrate.
We mentioned that some had viewed their photos with a critical eye, but it may be unfair.
Others have also pointed out that Lauren, in the top engagement photo, is of course posing for a photograph rather than actually exclaiming in delight and joy.
They question how long a relationship is fated to last when one party is obviously so good at faking happiness and enthusiasm.
But honestly? This might be a little critical of Lauren. She does seem to be genuinely happy.
Besides, some argue that certain lies are the glue that holds relationships together.
After weeks of teasing the idea of a summer wedding, Lauren and Arie finally settled on a date.
Their nuptials are scheduled for January 12, 2019. The ceremony will take place in Hawaii.
That’s no summer wedding, but Hawaii’s average January temperatures are in the 70s, so it should still be warm enough for everyone wearing a suit to beg for the chill mercy of death.
These engagement photos are a reminder to fans that these two are still together, regardless of what critics say.
They’re also continuing their march towards the aisle. January will be here before we know it.
And, despite the circumstances of their engagement, some members of the Bachelor Nation cannot help but wonder if Arie and Lauren will be the ones to beat the odds.