Following two damaged Bachelor Nation engagements, Becca Kufrin was hesitant to go away Bachelor in Paradise in a relationship. But now, the previous Bachelorette is extra assured than ever that she discovered The One in Thomas Jacobs.
“I’m gonna probably hate myself for actually admitting this to anyone, but I called my mom — and even though I was engaged twice in the past — I was like, ‘Mom, I think I want to marry this guy,’” the 31-year-old former publicist stated on the “Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast on Thursday, October 14, throughout a joint interview with Thomas. “It’s the first time I’ve ever actually said that out loud.”
Fans met Becca on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor in 2018. While he proposed to the Minnesota native throughout the finale, he ended their relationship whereas the present was airing as a result of he nonetheless had emotions for runner-up Lauren Burnham, whom he would later marry and welcome three children. Becca, for her half, was named the season 14 Bachelorette and obtained engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen. They known as it quits throughout the summer season of 2020 after two years collectively.
Becca subsequently turned the primary former franchise result in be a part of the cast of Bachelor in Paradise, a call that took lots of convincing from producers.
“It wasn’t on my radar. They have asked me for probably a couple of weeks, and I kept saying no and at first, I thought it was a joke,” she advised Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo. “I was like, ‘Haha, that’s funny.’ It kind of transpired because two of my best friends, who work on the show, who also weren’t supposed to be working on the season, ended up getting roped in and they were like, ‘Will you just come? It’ll be fun.’ and I’m like, ‘Look, if I’m gonna go, I have a lot of demands here.’ And I basically was like, here’s the list of everything I want — Minno on the beach, like, the most random extreme things. I want daily shrimp tacos, whatever I can get.’ I’m gonna, like, try to finagle a pretty decent contract here. … I asked for a trip back to Thailand, I think, that obviously was not accepted. But yeah, I think it was probably two days before — two or three days — before I actually went down there that I signed everything.”
Becca revealed that she was delivered to the seashore 5 days into filming. While it took a beat for her to attach with Thomas, 29, they quickly turned inseparable. During the October finale, nevertheless, she known as issues off after deciding she didn’t know the Bachelorette season 17 alum nicely sufficient. After he cried and begged her to think about their relationship, she questioned if she made a mistake.
“I never heard [that] from a guy before,” Becca advised the cameras. “I never heard it from the last two guys I was engaged to, that’s for sure.”
The twosome later reunited off digicam and defined what went down throughout their joint “Talking It Out” interview. Scroll via for all the things we realized from Thomas and Becca: