The handsome auto racer and auto racing champion, Arie Luyendyk Jr is all set to be the lead in the Season 22 of the famous American reality TV show, The Bachelor.

And what a small world! Arie's ex-girlfriend, Sydney Stempfley too have been cast as one of the contestants of the show, making everyone shocked and suspicious about the plot of the show.

Is the couple trying to get back together through the show or will Arie date someone else on the show? Who will Arie choose as his perfect bride and get married to? Well, you have to watch the show to find that out. But today, let's dig into all details about the hunky 35-year-old, Arie Luyendyk Jr

Arie Luyendyk Jr, Meet the new Bachelor, the show has released its First Promo

A round of applause for the new Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr.!!

Just recently, Arie made a huge announcement that this race car driver is the next new Bachelor, in an interview with Good Morning America, last Thursday.

Arie Luyendyk Jr, Meet the new Bachelor, Source: Entertainment Tonight

He stated,

"I just kind of went in with an open mind, open heart, It just kind of hit me right now that I’m here."

His friend Chriss Harrison also tweeted congratulating Arie for being the next Bachelor on its 22nd season. Prior this, Arie first appeared on season eight of "The Bachelorette" back in 2012, when Emily Maynard was the lead but unfortunately didn't win the competition.

Arie also stated that he wanted it to a big surprise for all of his fans and to the media, so he was keeping his next adventure under the wraps. He hadn't even told his parents until last Thursday when he revealed it to the entire world.

 

Thank you everyone for all the kind words today! Excited to start this journey

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Being recognized as the kissing bandit when he was on The Bachelorette, this time too, he states that he likes to maintain the nickname he holds. Way to go Arie!!

When asked what are his expectations on the show, Arie stated that when it comes to finding the one, he wants someone who is strong, independent but still gentle by heart. 

As the latest season of The Bachelorette with Rachel Lindsay ended with Bryan Abasolo, both getting engaged, fans are eagerly awaiting for The Bachelor.  

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Dated Girlfriend Sydney Stempfley

Arie used to date his former girlfriend Sydney Stempfley who is a receptionist back in 2016. They dated for one year but called it quits this July 2017. The reason behind their split is yet to be known.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Dated Girlfriend Sydney Stempfley, Source: Instagram

The duo met over Instagram DMs in 2016 and started dating. She was completely head over heels for him and they even introduced their families and we all thought this would end up into a beautiful bond of marriage, but it went right down the drain. 

 

And this babe

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The estranged pair confirmed their split after few weeks officially and publicly announced their separation. But this is not it guys, Sydney didn't know that Arie was the next Bachelor in which she participated and it created quite a buzz in the media.

We'll have to wait until January to get the full picture of this couple. Fingers crossed!! 

Quick Facts about Arie Luyendyk Jr.

  • Born and raised in Den Bosch, Arie Luyendyk is the popular race car driver who's famous for competing in the Indy Light Series, finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Championship.
  • He's the son of world famous 2X Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk.
  • Began racing karts since 1992 when he was just 10.
  • At the age of 16, he joined Sports Car Club of America/
  • He joined A1 Grand Prixx in 2007.
  • His nationality is Dutch.
  • He's appeared in shows like Wipeout: Episode 7: Bachelors vs. Bachelorettes, on ABC's The Bachelorette season 8 and in season nine of Hell's Kitchen.
  • Luyendyk became the driver analyst for Versus broadcasts in 2009.
  • His net worth is $20 million dollars as of 2017. 

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