“The Bachelor” Arie Luyendyk, Jr. found his fortune on reality television, though it was a wild journey to the finish line. He first appeared in Season 15 of Emily Maynard’s The Bachelorette, and a few years later he returned to the franchise to direct Season 22 of The Bachelor. He proposed to Becca Kufrin, but not long after the final rose ceremony, he broke up with Kufrin and reunited with fellow runner-up Lauren Burnham. Today the couple is married and has three children. In a recent series of Instagram Stories, he admitted that at least sometimes he has regrets about something related to the life he’s built.
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In November 2021, The Bachelor couple told fans they had decided that Arie would have a vasectomy. The engagement came about five months after the Luyendyks welcomed twins Lux and Senna, who joined big sister Alessi. Arie stated that he wanted to be an active father and since they had a boy and two girls, they felt it was right to have three children. He admitted that raising twins was difficult, and despite many fears, Aria carried out the procedure. The couple even shared a “vasectomy vlog” on their YouTube channel.
The night before the vasectomy, Arie admitted Lauren seemed to have some concerns. “It’s a big decision,” he admitted, adding, “I feel like I’m taking one for the team here, so obviously it’s the least I can do after all the pregnancies.” He admitted that he felt “terrified,” but noted that after their conversations, they were pretty confident they were doing just fine with three kids. Sharing their Q&A video, they joked about a possible vasectomy reversal in the future and also shared that they had previously spoken to each other about an interest in adoption. Well, it seems Arie is dubious about his decision to have the vasectomy.
On June 19, Arie told his Instagram followers they could ask some questions and he would answer a few. A fan asked if he had any regrets about having the vasectomy, and The Bachelor star gave an honest answer. “Yes sometimes. I think we will reevaluate in a few years and if we want to expand our family we would consider adoption,” Arie replied. In response, he shared an adorable photo of Alessi smiling and Lux sitting next to her and chewing on a giraffe teether.
The “Bachelor” couple recently celebrated Alessi’s third birthday and Lux and Senna’s first birthday. As they celebrate the fun days of a family of five, Arie realizes it’s not always easy. “There will be tough days, but even those will be considered amazing times,” he replied to another fan’s question. Arie might be feeling some regrets about last year’s vasectomy, but it sounds like he and Lauren are keeping some options open for the day when they don’t have three more children under the age of three.