Becca Kufrin confirmed her breakup with fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen during an emotional episode of her “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast released Tuesday. The former “Bachelorette” star said with her voice shaking, “I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement.” Kufrin, 30, and …
Becca Kufrin confirmed her breakup with fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen during an emotional episode of her “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast released Tuesday.
The former “Bachelorette” star said with her voice shaking, “I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement.”
Kufrin, 30, and Yrigoyen, 31, met on Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” in 2018. They were engaged for over two years before rumors began to circulate the pair had split.
“No one else has the right to confirm this unless it comes directly from the source and from the horse’s mouth, which is in this moment me,” Kufrin said in response to the previous speculation.
The reality star shared that she and her ex spent the past few months apart to be with family and close friends — Kufrin in Minnesota and Yrigoyen on the West Coast — to “take time and gain some clarity” on “what was the next best step in our lives.”
The couple ultimately decided to break up for good “after many conversations,” Kufrin said.
It wasn’t just something we just arrived at one night,” she added. “It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments. There’s much more to it.”
The podcast host wanted to make it clear that their split was not solely based off of some controversial comments Yrigoyen made on social media amid the Black Lives Matter movement resurgence.
In June, he showed support for the pro-police “Thin Blue Line” and “Blue Lives Matter” movements amid the nationwide uproar over the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
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Kufrin’s podcast co-host Rachel Lindsay slammed Yrigoyen for his remarks, calling him a “piece of s—t.” Lindsay, 35, was not present for Tuesday’s episode.
“To any relationship, there’s a lot of layers,” Kufrin said. “It’s not for me to divulge details. It’s no one’s business other than what I’m telling you right now.”
The reality star shared that she’s been on a “rollercoaster of emotions,” but decided to open up about the split because she has finally “come to terms with it and been able to sit with this decision a little bit.”
“We realized that we still have so much love and kindness and compassion in our hearts for the other person, but sometimes people’s paths just go different ways,” she said.
Kufrin concluded her candid conversation by revealing she has no regrets about appearing on “The Bachelorette.”
“We went on this crazy TV show over two years ago in hopes of finding love, and we were lucky enough that we did,” she said. “Like I said, I still have so much love and compassion in my heart for him. Just because we’ve arrived at this decision now doesn’t take away all of the years and the countless memories that we’ve made together.”
Yrigoyen did not immediately return our request for comment.