Arie Luyendyk Jr., age 36, made his appearance on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette (Season 8) in 2012. Known as the race car driver with a personality on Emily’s season, the then-31-year-old and Emily quickly hit it off and established a connection.
Toward the end of the season, it was revealed that Arie actually had a past relationship with one of the producers, however, this did not end up having an effect on his and Emily’s relationship. Arie continued through the season until he was ultimately in the final two. It became clear that Arie was just a runner-up, however, when Emily did not introduce Arie to her daughter, but did introduce Jef Holm to her.
At the beginning of what should have been their final 1-on-1 date, Emily sent a broken-hearted Arie home.
Over the past five years, Arie has casually dated women but claims to have never found the right match.