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Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham: Headed to Marriage Boot Camp?

As Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham’s wedding date looms, a lot of fans — and haters — can’t help but wonder if Arie’s going to change his mind again. It’s not unprecedented, after all.

However, Arie and Lauren sat down with Dr. Ish and Dr. V from Marriage Boot Camp recently.

Those counselors, experts in relationships and the signs that they are doomed, are dishing on what they observed.

The controversial couple was spotted dining with Marriage Boot Camp counselors Dr. V and Dr. Ish at the Arizona Biltmore, a Hilton Hotels’ Waldorf Astoria resort.

(Disclaimer, the Arizona Biltmore is part of the “Biltmore Hotel” chain, and not affiliated with the Vanderbilt family or the actual Biltmore Estate)

People spoke to the counselors about Arie and Lauren’s relationship and what the two experts had observed about the two of them.

Dr. Ish said:

“When I see Arie and Lauren, I see a couple who’s both in love and happy to be together.”

He continued, pointing out that this was a special situation that bodes well for thier future.

“Which is great for them because sometimes both of those things don’t always happen at once.”

That makes sense. Sometimes people who are in love drive each other up the wall.

Dr. Ish continued his assessment, speaking about the nonverbal signals that he had detected between the two of them.

“They held hands and sat close to each other the entire time.”

So it doesn’t necessarily take an expert to decipher that they are affectionate.

“That body language says to me that they are literally into each other.​”

Dr. V’s commentary was a bit more succinct.

“They seemed genuinely happy.”

Arie is the sort of person who looks like he has the voice of a Game of Thrones villain but actually has the voice of a villain from a romantic comedy set at any American beach in 1997.

So we can’t say that it was a huge surprise to the Bachelor Nation that he didn’t win as huge of a fanbase as some previous stars have during his season.

But until the information first leaked, few suspected that Arie was going to ditch the winner just weeks after he’d proposed to her on camera so that he could go running back to his runner-up.

And no one in their wildest nightmares imaged that Arie would invite ABC’s cameras to witness his cruel breakup from Becca Kufrin.

But he and Lauren seem genuinely happy with each other.

Based upon the assessment by Arie’s ex, Bekah Martinez, it sounds like he weeded out the women who were more assertive.

He settled on Lauren in the end, who was infamous during the season for not having spoken very much in contrast to her fellow contestants.

So it seems safe to say that Arie prefers to take the lead in his relationships. Which … says a lot about him.

It’s really no surprise that Lauren is coming to live with Arie in Arizona instead of the two of them finding a new place to live.

Here’s a question: Does she even know anyone else in Scottsdale who isn’t Arie?

There was a time when Marriage Boot Camp was a show reserved for, you know, couples who were struggling romantically.

These days, it sometimes seems to be about reality couples who want more exposure.

Which could make it a perfect next stop for Arie and Lauren. The Bachelor Nation is huge, and surely at least some of people would tune in, if only to hate-watch.

But this sit-down may have just been a mutually beneficial photo-op and nothing more. Only time will tell.

Besides, at the moment, Arie and Lauren are busy planning their wedding — they don’t really have time to schedule a TV appearance.

Aside from their TV wedding, that is.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham: Wedding Date Revealed!

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his fiancee Lauren Burnham have made it clear that they intend to get married ASAP

But though they’ve spoken about possibilities for their upcoming wedding, they haven’t announced any concrete plans.

Now, thanks to one fan’s snooping, the Bachelor Nation knows some details. Including a wedding date.

Reddit may be infamous as a cesspool for incels and people with horrifying political views, but it’s mostly a gathering place for people with shared interests.

For example, fans who are really, really devoted to The Bachelor. Members of the Bachelor Nation who don’t just watch the show, but who actively engage in the online community.

Some of those fans dig up information … and then these junior detectives share it with the world.

One cyber-sleuth found what appears to be a wedding registry on The Knot for Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham’s wedding.

Yes, it includes the date.

Take a look:

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Registry

Note the date — June 28th.

That’s not even three months from now.

While this isn’t confirmed through an official announcement just yet, this was found through a link in Lauren’s old registry from her previous engagement.

So it appears to be legit.

What’s more, it totally fits with what we’ve heard about their wedding intentions.

For starters, June 28th certainly qualifies as a summer wedding, which is what Lauren … and Lauren’s mother … have talked about in interviews.

Admittedly, that’s only a week into the summer, as this year’s Summer Solstice is June 21.

But in Arizona — pretty much anywhere in Arizona — it will feel like summer is already in full force.

Additionally, Lauren and Arie have made it clear that they plan to tie the knot soon.

Nothing says soon quite like not even four months after the world saw their proposal.

Fans can speculate about why Lauren might be eager to get married. She might, for example, worry that Arie will dump her like he dumped Becca and go back for someone else.

We’ve already seen Arie’s post-Bachelor DMs, because Bekah Martinez is a delight and has zero chill.

Arie, in turn, may have his own reasons for racing to the altar.

Perhaps he’s just going along with his fiancee’s wishes.

Or maybe he’s really just that eager to seal the deal now that he’s now, allegedly, found love.

But some can’t help but wonder if he’s just hoping to capitalize on his fame (or infamy) before it fades. Which would include a TV wedding.

It sounds like Arie and Lauren want a TV wedding almost as much as Lauren’s parents do.

A TV wedding could mean that ABC would pick up at least most of the tab — or perhaps all of it.

Some celebrities actually get paid for the presence of cameras at their nuptials, but Arie and Lauren might not be quite big-league enough for that.

Still … is the Bachelor Nation going to watch these two tie the knot? If so, will they be hate-watching it?

Or will seeing Becca Kufrin look for love on The Bachelorette make them warm up to Arie and Lauren’s relationship?

Because The Bachelorette premieres on May 28 … exactly one month before the date listed on that registry.

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Arie Luyendyk: Sorry for Acting Like a Jerk… Again!

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is getting really good at this apology thing.

The unpopular Bachelor star has been issuing mea culpas for weeks, it seems, ever since he shattered Becca Kufrin’s heart on national television to wrap up the latest season of this ABC reality show.

This time around, however, Arie did not blindside his fiancee with a break-up speech in front of network cameras.

Instead, he teamed up with his second fiancee to pull a lame, unoriginal and, according to some, offensive prank on Twitter followers this past Sunday.

In honor of April Fool’s Day, Arie and Lauren Burnham set out to play a joke on their shrinking number of fans.

Luyendyk shared a photo of someone’s baby bump, implied it belonged to Lauren and Tweeted:

“Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven! @laurenburnham91.”

Take a look below at the picture that accompanied this caption:

bunny in oven

Just over an hour after uploading this image, Arie copped to the ploy, simply writing “APRIL FOOLS” and likely thinking he was the funniest person on the planet.

But many people out there disagreed.

Because infertility is sadly a common problem in America, a handful of critics on the Internet did not think this was a topic to base a joke around.

There are millions of women who would give absolutely anything to actually have a bun in their oven…and here is Arie, just having a grand ole time at their expense.

So the argument by quite a few social media users went, with one person referring to Lauren and Arie as “disgusting” and others adding:

hating on Arie

“You really are a douche canoe if this is an April fools [sic]!!” wrote another displeased commenter.

(Editor’s Note: Based on the way Arie treated Becca, many would say he’s a douche canoe regardless of this prank. But we digress.)

After initially blowing off the backlash, Luyendyk later jumped back on Twitter yesterday and recognized that he messed up, writing:

I do have sympathy for women struggling from infertility. My April Fools prank was in no way meant to offend women who struggle with that.

I apologize if you were effected personally by my post.

arie apology

That’s probably enough now, right?

We understand why this is a very personal and sensitive issue for folks out there, but we don’t doubt Arie and Lauren meant no harm by their joke.

They’ve hopefully learned some kind of lesson and should probably err on the side of being as sensitive as possible in general, considering how they’re viewed by most Bachelor viewers after the finale.

Maybe take a social media hiatus, guys.

There’s little good that can be done by you making your presence felt strongly in the public sphere these days.

We could all use a cooling off period from these two, no matter what you think of their pregnancy prank, couldn’t we?

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Arie Luyendyk and Lauren Burnham: Utterly Destroyed for April Fool’s Pregnancy Joke!

Note to Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham:

There are appropriate April Fool’s Day jokes to make regarding pregnancy…

… and there are inappropriate April Fool’s Day jokes to make regarding pregnancy.

Next time, ask The Hollywood Gossip for advice, okay?

On Sunday, the most controversial Bachelor-based couple of all-time stepped in scalding hot water when it joked that Burnham was expecting.

It wasn’t just a mere, passing joke, either.

It can replete with an alleged baby bump photo and everything.

“Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven! @laurenburnham91,” Arie wrote on Twitter alongside an image of a female, presumed to be his fiancee, clutching what looked like a baby bump.

See for yourself here:

bunny in oven

Not even two hours later, however, Arie let followers in on his unoriginal joke.

APRIL FOOLS, he quickly Tweeted, barely even giving the prank time to go viral.

kidding!

But it went viral enough, apparently, because plenty of Internet users found it incredibly offensive and insensitive — and they let Arie and Lauren have it online.

Big time.

“You both are disgusting,” wrote one individual, adding:

“As someone who struggles with fertility and would love nothing more than to have a baby this is so offensive.”

That was the basic theme of all the backlash; how Arie and Lauren turned a serious personal issue for millions of women into a source of parody.

“Come on. be better than that,” another person wrote, explaining herself thusly:

“it’s not a joke for many struggling families to get pregnant, it’s extremely expensive and it’s heartbreaking. I wish nothing but the best for Arie and Lauren but this is not funny, it’s cruel.”

Here’s a look at a few similar opinions shared on social media about this topic:

hating on Arie

Arie, of course, is no stranger to receiving hate over the Internet.

He selected a different woman from Lauren on the finale of The Bachelor this season, only to them dump her in the most dramatic fashion possible and then propose to Lauren a night after said finale aired.

It was bonkers!

And while some may think the reaction to their April Fool’s Day prank was a bit over-the-top, it’s understandable why so many people have simply had it with this couple.

They’d be best served to just remain silent for awhile.

Instead, they are in our face at all times with televised marriage talk and very bad jokes.

Nor do Arie and Lauren appear to be feel guilty about this distasteful Tweet, either.

dutch baby

Seemingly in response to the backlash, backlash, Arie shared the above photo of a recipe on his Instagram story and wrote;

“Sorry if you were offended, but we really are making a Dutch Baby.”

That’s just painfully insincere and even more painfully unfunny.

We wonder now how fans will react when Lauren really does get pregnant, a development she expects to happen at some point with her lame fiance.

“We’re both very excited about marriage and starting a family,” Burnham previously told People Magazine.

“If we get lucky, maybe we’d have twins!” Arie said in this same interview.

And if we get lucky, maybe we’ll never hear from Luyendyk again.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham: We’re Getting Marrie ASAP!

Lauren Burnham has only been engaged to Arie Luyendyk Jr. for a short time, but she’s already been talking about the idea of a TV wedding.

And so is Arie. And so is Lauren’s mother.

From this new interview, it sounds like this controversial couple is racing to the altar.

In the new issue of Life & Style, Arie and Lauren reveal a lot about where their relationship is headed.

And while it’s no surprise that the couple who became engaged on international television is planning to get married, it sounds like they’re eager to tie the knot.

36-year-old Arie muses that he and his bride-to-be might tie the knot outside of the U.S.

“We might do a destination wedding.”

Well, since Minnesota is off-limits and given how the couple is generally viewed by the Bachelor Nation, maybe that’s for the best.

Lauren Burnham’s mother, Pamela, has her own aspirations for the couple’s wedding.

“I hope it will be in the summer,” she says. “Lauren’s on cloud nine with Arie.”

There are people in this world who (for reasons that are mystifying to others) enjoy summer weather. Perhaps she just thinks that it would make for a lovely wedding season.

But one cannot help but wonder if Pamela is thinking less about the weather and more about hoping that her daughter doesn’t become just another dumped fiancee by the notoriously indecisive Arie.

True, Pamela doesn’t say “this” summer, but … considering how eager this couple sounds, that might be her agenda.

Arie and Lauren say that they’re planning on a wedding in August of September. Autumn doesn’t begin until September 22nd, so Pamela might just get what she wants.

It looks like Arie and Lauren are pushing the narrative that they’re not so unpopular after all, actually.

“I thought we would get a lot more backlash,” Lauren admits.

Arie jumps in to reinforce that, saying:

“Since we’ve been out in public the last few days, people have been really supportive. It’s been really sweet.”

Of course, since the two of them have been avoiding social media, they’re not really seeing what fans have been saying about them.

(That hasn’t stopped the two of them from posting to social media, including that time that they shamed gym patrons)

There are celebrities whom you wouldn’t save from falling off of a cliff, but most — even the ones that you dislike — would elicit excitement and well wishes from people who are heavily critical of them.

It’s called politeness, folks.

Life & Style delves into the possibility that the couple might have a TV wedding, with their insider revealing:

“They’d love to get married on TV because it would be a continuation of their love story.”

“They want viewers to be able to see the next chapter of their journey.”

Oh, and if they did have a TV wedding, it wouldn’t be for free — it would mean that ABC would pay for most if not all of the wedding.

When Life & Style asked Lauren’s mother, Pamela, about the idea, she was enthusiastically supportive.

“That would be wonderful. My husband’s probably going to jump up and down at that thought!”

But they shouldn’t count on that — insiders reveal that ABC might not want to film the wedding.

Arie and Lauren have been the targets of a huge amount of backlash (even if they haven’t seen it), and the network might be reluctant to gamble on viewers hate-watching it.

Advertisers might feel similarly.

But a lack of a TV wedding wouldn’t mean that they don’t get married.

Even if the whole world is disgusted with Arie, it sounds like Lauren’s parents really like him. We’re sure that Lauren’s friends are supportive, too.

That, for her, is going to be what matters more than backlash.

Of course, that’s assuming that Arie doesn’t change his mind again and go running back to yet another ex. We all saw how Arie slid into Bekah Martinez’s DMs.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham Slammed for Shaming Gym Patrons

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his beautiful bride-to-be Lauren Burnham have finally found a way to win the admiration of those who resent them.

Just kidding! They’ve decided to use social media to shame people at the gym.

And yes, that includes recording total strangers just so that they could ridicule them. Ugh.

So, following Arie’s brutal breakup with Becca Kufrin … which audiences saw right before being treated to the sight of Arie proposing to Lauren Burnham … Arie and Lauren fled the country.

Those were Arie’s words, partially in jest. The two of them headed off for an Iceland adventure.

They are, in all seriousness, probably having an easier time as a newly engaged couple while in Europe than they would in the U.S. It’s not that other countries don’t watch The Bachelor, but … they’re going to run across fewer haters in Iceland.

(It’s a good thing that they weren’t planning on vacationing in Minnesota, where Arie is banned … sort of)

They might have less luck avoiding haters in Spain, however.

Because Arie and Lauren filmed themselves and some Spanish gym patrons … for the express purpose of ridiculing total strangers who were just minding their own business at the gym.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Shames Spanish Gym Users

In his Instagram story, Arie zeroed in on gym-goers who are exercising in brightly colored shorts.

“This is how they work out here in Spain,” Arie says.

He seems totally floored by the clothing.

“What is he wearing?”

And to no one’s surprise, unfortunately, Lauren seems to follow his lead, saying:

“I cannot handle it.”

Anyone else reminded of a certain body-shaming Playmate who snapped a nude pic of an older gym patron just so that she could ridicule the woman’s figure online? Sure, that was nude, but the principle is similar.

One prevailing theory is that this is the couple’s attempt to re-brand themselves as “funny.”

(You might be surprised at how many people in the world think that you can just decide to be funny)

It does seem like the two of them are hoping to be the late Joan Rivers, or possibly the infamous muppet duo Statler and Waldorf.

Instead, their grating sense of “humor” comes across like whoever writes Mike Huckabee’s tweets.

As one fan wrote on reddit:

“He’s trying so hard to craft a narrative for them after the season but just isn’t smart or self-aware enough to successfully pull it off.”

So, if this is a rebranding attempt, they need to … try something else.

Other members of the Bachelor Nation, however, have other theories about what was behind this poorly conceived stab at humor.

This may have had nothing to do with branding, one fan suggests, and may have everything to do with character.

“Um… has anyone thought that maybe he and Lauren are just privileged a–holes?”

That person might be right.

Fans were generally horrified.

“God they are such nasty people. Who makes fun of strangers to their large Instagram followings? Wtf.”

The ire isn’t directed solely at Arie, either. Lauren was part of this, too.

“They are seriously irredeemable.”

A few fans seem to believe that Lauren is actually to blame for this.

“She seems like a mean girl and it really rubs off on him.”

Lauren struck many viewers as a somewhat quiet person and as a follower rather than an instigator.

It’s curious to see people believe that she is guiding Arie’s behavior rather than the other way around.

Bekah Martinez, who got to know Arie pretty darn well, assessed that Arie prefers to be in charge in his relationships.

But maybe they’re both insensitive jerks.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham: First Iceland, Then a TV Wedding!

The infamous Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his fiancee, Lauren Burnham, have “fled the country.” Those are Arie’s words.

Specifically, the two have embarked on a trip to Iceland where they can leave their past — mostly just Arie’s brutal breakup with Becca Kufrin — behind them.

But before long, the two of them will be back … and looking to get married.

Arie shared this happy photo on both Twitter and Instagram.

On Twitter, she shared it with a slew of others (below) from his and Lauren’s trip to Iceland, and wrote:

“Officially fled the country.” He followed that text with the least fitting use of a halo emoji that we’ve ever seen.

On Instagram, his caption got a touch more personal. He wrote:

“Posted this because I sent this to my mom and she said she’s never seen me happier. So much beauty here in Iceland including this one.”

By “this one,” his blandly pleasant caption means Lauren. Who is, of course, very beautiful.

E! reports that, per their source, Arie and Lauren went to Iceland because they needed a break from being on television.

“They wanted to get away from the madness and have a real normal vacation just the two of them as a newly engaged couple.”

People watch The Bachelor — even the American version — in plenty of places, all over the world. But … it doesn’t have nearly the sort of cultural omnipresence in Iceland.

In the US, the franchise is so ubiquitous that Saturday Night Live can parody it as part of their political satire.

Had Arie and Lauren decided to spend these next two weeks in the US, they would have been more or less under house arrest thanks to public attention.

There’s nothing wrong with romancing each other at home and living on takeout, but given the couple’s current fame (and Arie’s current infamy), they’d have to worry about unprofessional delivery drivers asking them questions or asking for a selfie.

In Iceland, they can be a little less high-profile and enjoy a visit to one of the most gorgeous countries on the planet.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham in Iceland

The source continues, however, talking about the couple’s future plans.

And it sounds like they won’t remain TV-shy for long.

“Although there has been a lot of backlash surrounding Arie, the couple is really pushing for a TV wedding.”

Well, Arie proposed on camera. They might as well tie the knot the same way.

A lot of people would tune in to watch … or possibly to hate-watch. Some might wonder if Arie will have yet another on-camera change of heart.

“Lauren has been telling everyone that she is so excited to get married and wants it to happen very quickly.”

And perhaps Arie is on board with that rush to the altar.

“After everything that they have been through, they are ready to just seal the deal and spend forever together.”

Unless Arie changes his mind again, anyway.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham, Iceland Trip

Realistically, the media frenzy surrounding these two and the story of how they came together will die down over time.

Oh, they’ll always be interesting, but people will process Arie’s absolutely bonkers, unedited breakup with Becca.

Before long, of course, it will be Becca’s time to shine — because she’ll be the next Bachelorette.

Maybe she’ll find a man she deserves.

And maybe the Bachelor Nation will find the man they deserve and actually want as the next Bachelor.

In the mean time, we guess that Arie’s finally settled on the woman he wants.

He might not change his mind. Lauren was noted for not saying much during this past season.

Bekah Martinez says that Arie isn’t mature enough to get married, and revealed that he seemed to want to whittle down his contestants to the least assertive women who were more likely to go along with whatever he wanted.

Maybe he’s found that in Lauren.

If they’re both truly happy with their arrangement together … more power to them. We guess.

We hope that, at the very least, Lauren enjoys her time in Iceland.

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