Bachelorette Alum Becca Kufrin Joins Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise
Becca Kufrin is heading to Paradise!
Although she won't appear in the season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise, which airs Monday, Aug. 16 on ABC, Kufrin will arrive at the tropical Mexican resort in the coming weeks to shake things up.
Kufrin ultimately chose Garrett Yrigoyen, 32, to whom she got engaged during the two-hour season finale in August 2018. "Garrett is one of the only people [with whom] right away, I felt 100 percent me," she told PEOPLE at the time. "The best way I can describe it is if you have a puzzle and it's two pieces that match correctly and it just clicks into place."
The Minnesota-born publicist confirmed last September on her Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, which she began hosting in July 2020 with Rachel Lindsay, that she and Yrigoyen called off their engagement.
"Garrett and I came to this decision after many conversations. It wasn't just something we just arrived at one night," Kufrin said. "It wasn't based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else's opinions or comments. There's much more to it. To any relationship, there's a lot of layers. It's not for me to divulge details. It's no one's business other than what I'm telling you right now."
She previously accepted a proposal from Arie Luyendyk Jr., 39, in the season 22 finale of The Bachelor, before he infamously broke things off and chose runner-up Lauren Burnham, 29, during the two-part finale in March 2018.
Kufrin opened up to PEOPLE about the shocking moment, after she was subsequently chosen to star in The Bachelorette. "I'm still going to feel a sense of compassion for him because I did love him," she said. "But at this point, I want him to be happy, I want to be done and not have to worry about them anymore. They're going to be together and do their thing. I want to move on and have my person that I can focus on and live my life with."
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Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise will see Wells Adams return as bartender, while also serving as master of rose ceremonies. Filling in for former longtime host Chris Harrison is a rotating lineup of celebrity guest hosts, including David Spade, Lance Bass, Lil Jon and Tituss Burgess.
Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise premieres Monday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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