Bachelor’s Jaqueline Trumbull Shares Reality TV Regrets, Arie Breakup

A crying recreation? Jacqueline Trumbull has a couple of secrets and techniques to share about how her Bachelor season went down — however she doesn’t have many regrets about what transpired on TV.

“I cried a lot,” the 30-year-old star completely informed Us Weekly throughout a recreation of “Bachelor Regrets” on the “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast, noting that her tears had been so intense that they had been added to Becca Kufrin’s voice throughout her cut up from Arie Luyendyk Jr. on the present.

Bachelor Arie, 40, and Becca, 31, obtained engaged through the season 22 finale of The Bachelor, which aired in 2018. Their romance, nevertheless, was short-lived with the racecar driver calling issues off shortly after proposing to pursue a relationship with runner-up Lauren Bushnell. The heartbreaking second was filmed and aired as a part of the present’s remaining episode.

“In the ‘unedited’ scene of Arie and Becca breaking up, they used audio from me crying to make it seem like she was crying much harder than she was,” Jacqueline informed Us. “So I did cry a lot.”

Jacqueline Trumbull, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin.
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The West Virginia native recalled being a “little bit melodramatic” amid her Bachelor journey, including, “I felt like there was a culture of crying. I cried really early, like, week one.”

Jacqueline, who selected to depart the season early throughout week seven, informed Us that she is aware of that she did the proper factor, however on the time it wasn’t simple to stroll away from Arie.

Arie, for his half, proposed to Lauren, 31, through the After the Final Rose particular. The couple wed in 2019 and have since welcomed daughter Alessi and twins Senna and Lux. (Becca obtained engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen on season 14 of The Bachelorette however they cut up in 2020. She discovered love with Thomas Jacobs after meeting on season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise in the summertime of 2021.)

“I can’t regret it, because the gamble paid off. But I did struggle with this for a long time. I didn’t feel good about leaving,” Jacqueline mentioned of constructing an early departure on season 22. “I had to leave — I was afraid of being fired for staying much longer. I wish I had pushed that a little more. At the time, I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.”

The scientific psychology PhD scholar referred to as issues off with Arie shortly after they’d a romantic one-on-one date in Paris. She recalled the Netherlands native attempting to persuade her to remain, which she admitted she “kind of wish[ed]” she’d achieved.

“Ultimately, from this vantage point, I’m getting married. I’m at Duke. My life has moved on, so I can’t really regret what happened,” Jaqueline mentioned, referring to fiancé Paul Seli. “It just caused me a lot of grief at the time.”

Jacqueline and Arie raised a couple of eyebrows once they had a steamy makeout session earlier than she left for good, however the former actuality star feels good in regards to the intimate goodbye.

“Arie and I had a good connection. I had a specific reason for leaving and the producers would not let me tell him what that was,” she defined, noting she was “really conflicted” about having to interrupt up with the present’s main man. “I basically had to say, ‘You’re not The One,’ which was basically true. I kind of knew that but it wasn’t what I necessarily felt at the time. What I felt was, ‘I want to keep dating you. I really like you.’”

The Bachelor in Paradise alum mentioned that being “cold” in that second “didn’t fit” how she was pondering and wouldn’t have been truthful to both of them.

“I was really f—ked up about breaking up. That breakup was really two people who didn’t want to leave each other,” she informed Us. “There was a ton of confusion because I couldn’t tell him the whole truth. It was a really tender, intense breakup. I think whenever people watch the show back they’re like, ‘Oh, there’s a right way to break up with someone.’ It’s really not like that in real life.”

Watch the unique Us Weekly video above for all of Jacqueline’s Bachelor regrets — together with why she feels unhealthy about asking Colton Underwood out on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise. Plus, she revealed whether or not she thought Lauren and Arie would nonetheless be going sturdy after their controversial begin post-Bachelor.

With reporting by Sarah Hearon

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