Learn the reason Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen broke up after The Bachelorette.
Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen confirmed their breakup in September 2020, after a couple of years together.
She said on an episode of her podcast, Bachelor Happy Hour, at the time.
I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement.
The reality star said she arrived at this conclusion after several discussions. It wasn't something they stumbled upon one night. It wasn't based just on one Instagram post or another person's ideas or comments.
There's a lot more to it. There are many facets to any relationship, and it is not for her to reveal specifics. "It’s no one’s business other than what I’m telling you right now," she said.
So, what caused Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen to split up after The Bachelorette? Becca's break up news came after months of waiting that she and Garrett had called it quits.
Watch: Becca Kufrin Recalls the Moment She Knew Garrett Romance Was Over
Becca disclosed on an episode of Bachelor Happy Hour in June 2020 that she was uncertain about her and Garrett's connection after he posted an Instagram picture of a thin blue line, symbolizing his support for the police, during the Black Lives Matter campaign and mass demonstrations in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.
Becca Kufrin, who is alleged to have undergone plastic surgery, said at the time:
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.
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 I can give you at this point.
Rachel Lindsay, Becca's Bachelor Happy Hour co-presenter and season 13 Bachelorette, blasted Garrett at the time for his defense of the police.
Before bringing up Garrett's previous social media likes, which were revealed on Becca's Bachelorette season, Rachel said:
He has doubled down on his beliefs. This is not the first time he has had problematic behavior. When he was on his season, he had a history of ‘liking’ things that were racist, sexist, homophobic, calling the Parkland students ‘child actors.’ I mean, it was a lot. So, this is who this man is, and he’s a piece of sh&t.
Becca confessed to Insider in January 2021 that the Black Lives Matter movement drove her and Garrett to address issues they had never addressed before.
I’ve just really reined in what’s simply acceptable to me and what’s not.
Becca Kufrin added,
When the pandemic hit and George Floyd was murdered that we started really having different types of conversations that we weren’t necessarily having before.
Becca claimed that she and Garrett did not fight over Garrett's Blue Lives Matter post, but it did spark a discussion about their future.
The reality star said,
I was like…what’s important to me? What’s important to him? Are we going to be able to make a lasting relationship for a lifetime off of our differences?
Becca Kufrin continued,
How are we going to raise kids? What kinds of conversations do we want to be having with those children? Can I still stay in this relationship and live with myself and feel that it’s the right decision for me and my future children?
Garrett Yrigoyen, for his part, has not commented on his split from Becca Kufrin, but he did react to a fan on his Instagram Story in March 2021, detailing why he wants to leave the Bachelor series altogether.