Becca is engaged to Garrett! The 29-year-old medical sales rep got down on one knee in the Maldives, and the 28-year-old Bachelorette — donning a white Randi Rahm gown eerily reminiscent of the dress (by the same designer!) she wore on night one — could not wait to say yes. Garrett picked out the perfect Neil Lane engagement ring and placed it on his bride-to-be’s finger with glee. “It’s you!” she declared. “It’s us!”
Garrett became emotional while meeting Becca’s family. He told Becca’s sister through tears that he’d finally found love with Becca after missing that in his life for a while and got just as choked up talking to her uncle about Becca’s late father. Becca teared up herself when her sister recalled Garrett saying Becca was his person. After meeting the final two men, Becca and her family agreed that a relationship with Garrett would be a bigger risk than one with Blake.
Blake also met Becca’s family before their romantic final date. He lost momentum throughout the day as Becca’s relatives asked what would happen if Becca didn’t pick him and kept bringing up Garrett. Blake worried that something was off as he departed. However, he had a renewed sense of confidence after his date with Becca. While Becca mused about finally having clarity, Blake thought everything felt right heading into proposal day.
At this point, Becca believed she loved both Garrett and Blake, but she wanted to reserve “I love you” for one person. She was uncertain who that would be and felt she could be happy with either man, but she knew she had to figure out who she couldn’t picture life without.
Becca and her first impression rose recipient went on a final date, during which they swam with dolphins on the equator. Garrett envisioned his future with Becca — Minnesota accent and all! — and told her he would be crushed if she didn’t pick him but he’d be OK if it meant she would be happy. Becca said yet again that Garrett reminded her of her dad, making him feel like a little piece of home to her.
Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen are happy as clams following the airing of their engagement on The Bachelorette, but they still made sure to address the social media controversy that made headlines before the season even aired.
In case you can’t remember that far back, Garrett was found to have liked a handful of extremely offensive Instagram posts, including some that were transphobic and homophobic. At the time, Becca could only speak hypothetically about potential conversations, but Garrett did issue an apology on his new Instagram account, and that was the end of it until the series finale.
Now that the couple is out in the open, Garrett could address the controversy head on, first echoing his first statement that he didn’t realize “the effect of a double tap or like on Instagram,” and that he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
Becca admitted that dealing with the social media issue was one of their major struggles as a couple so far, but she felt that she had gotten to see “his heart, his soul” as they got to know each other without social media and technology.
“The Instagram situation, I don’t condone that,” she continued. “I know that he stands by his apology and he feels so bad for everyone that he did offend, and he didn’t mean it, but I just want to move forward and to learn and to grow, and to continue to educate ourselves, and that’s all you can ask for in another person, is that somebody who recognizes if they make a mistake and do something wrong, and want to learn and grow from it, and that’s what he’s shown me.”