The Bachelor Recap: Arie’s Hometown Hotties Revealed!

Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Bachelor JOURNEY has reached the final four. Would The Bachelor spoilers be proven correct as to their identities?

NOTE: If you haven’t read The Bachelor spoilers, there’s a lot of chatter about who we see Arie Luyendyk engaged to … and more.

On The Bachelor Season 22 Episode 7, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his seven remaining women traveled to Tuscany. The stakes?

Four roses, three tickets home. No pressure at all.

The first one-on-one date went to Becca K., who wasted no time in admitting that she’s falling for him and wants to take him home.

That got the job done, to the surprise of no one. She’s been a favorite from the start, albeit slightly under the radar. Still is.

More surprising is the fact that Jacqueline is still around, having received so little screen time until last week’s installment.

Not surprising, we suppose, is the fact that she’s having doubts about whether her relationship with Arie is at the right point yet.

Believing that she’s not confident enough in their future to warrant a hometown date, Jacqueline ultimately sends herself home.

Well, that will make his life simpler at least.

The next one-on-one date went to Lauren B., who is still struggling with the fact that she was engaged before and heartbroken.

She’s starting to fall in love with him, though, and despite how awkward her confession got, he said that he’s just really nervous.

Arie said he’s “falling so deeply in love” with her and that he feels vulnerable as a result. Lauren B. may just be the one for him.

Seinne is not the one for him. Despite a really nice, random Italian family-oriented date, Arie’s just not there with her just yet.

As a result, she was cut loose without a rose.

That means Bekah, Tia and Kendall were left vying for the final two roses on a dramatic, winner-take-all 3-on-1 group date.

Bekah opened up about struggling with being away from home; Tia struggled with the fact that Bekah is still on the show.

Repeatedly questioning whether this 22-year-old could possibly ready for something serious, she even brought it up with Arie.

Tia then told Bekah that she relayed this to Arie, causing Bekah to break down and cry in Arie’s arms. Not overdramatic at all.

The really winner of this exchange? Kendall.

She got a rose without hesitation after this display, while Tia and Bekah continued their race to the bottom in pursuit of this guy.

At the end of the date, Tia survived and got the rose, leaving Bekah crushed, and not just because she’s on a missing persons report.

Who do you think will win the final rose?

Will it be the newly-minted frontrunner Lauren B., the consistently strong Becca K., or one of the dark horses, Tia and Kendall?

Is there an epic twist in store for us?

Hit the comments below to discuss, and pour a little Zinfandel out for Bekah M. Hope she’s doing okay back on the marijuana farm.


Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus: Boozing It Up In Her Hometown?

It’s been several months since we first learned that Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are dating, and it seems the couple is very much enjoying the heady rush that accompanies the start of a new relationship.

(There are those who believe Ben and Lindsay’s relationsip isn’t all that new, but that’s a discussion for another time.)

Already, there have been claims that Ben and Lindsay are planning a wedding.

Other insiders have insisted that Affleck and Shookus can’t wait to have a baby together.

As usual, it seems as though the tabloid media is rushing things just a smidge, but Ben and Lindsay do seem to be quite smitten with one another.

They’ve already survived the first big hurdle of their relationship with Ben resisting the urge to morph into Sad Affleck over the fact that Lindsay’s hometown Bills have claimed the top spot in the AFC East ahead of Ben’s beloved Patriots.

But there are other challenges that lie in wait — and Affleck’s drinking might be chief (no pun intended, Ben) among them.

According to photos and multiple eye witness accounts, Ben is hitting the bottle again, just months after completing a stint in rehab.

Though she’s concerned for the father of her children, Jennifer Garner reportedly believes that Ben’s drinking is Lindsay’s problem now.

Unortunately, it doesn’t seem that Shookus has any interest in helpong Ben to stay sober.

It’s certainly not her responsibility to do so, but it seems that Ben is unlikely to stay clean or even keep his boozing somewhat under control when his new girlfriend is doubling as his drinking buddy.

Affleck and Shookus have already been spotted sipping wine at L.A. hotspot Craig’s and leaving a Maine liquor store with their arms loaded with bottles.

Sources say that over Labor Day weekend, the couple hit Lindsay’s hometown, where they presumably washed down their chicken wings with large quantities of Canadian beer.

Last weekend, Ben and Lindsay were spotted walking the streets of Manhattan (she’s a producer for Saturday Night Live) looking considerably worse for wear.

In contrast, Garner was in Texas helping with the relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

It’s easy to say she’s winning the divorce from a PR perspective, but we have no way of knowing how many bartenders Ben helped with his generous tipping.

It’s about time someone took a moment to recognize this country’s real heroes.