Former ‘Bachelor’ star Arie Luyendyk Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 and had to spend Thanksgiving isolated from wife and daughter

Same house, but different corners

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is notorious in “The Bachelor” history and was know as the “most hated bachelor” as he dumped his fiancée in a season finale. He’s now spending Thanksgiving separated from his wife and daughter after testing positive for COVID-19.

He shared the news on Thursday and said that he tested positive nine days earlier, and he had to spend this days alone without his wife Lauren and daughter Alessi at their house in Arizona.

Reunited again


How he addressed it was by asking if any of the viewers were wondering about why they weren’t doing a “Bachelor Brunch”, and the why he’s sitting 25 feet away from his wife and daughter. Then he spoke about getting COVID, and that it’s been rough being seperated from them. He said his wife had been really sweet and that kept him fed by sliding some food outside the door and he would then go get it. Luydenyk is now the second reality star from the Bachelor franchise to test positive after Peter Giannikopoulos from “The Bachelorette” caught it earlier.

Good news however, since Arie said he tested negative on Friday and is back with his family. He said that Lauren no longer has to make his food and slide them from outside as she had done during the quarantine period. Lauren and Alessi are meanwhile doing well and seems to have successfully evaded it.  He also shared his symptoms, which included a headache, coughing and exhaustion. He said that he was not sure about how he caught it.

He was not sure when he proposed to Rebecca Kufrin in season 22 of “The Bachelor” either, and all the fans of the show got to see their embarrassing split on live television.

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