Even Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s ex-girlfriend, Sydney Stempfley, had been “blindsided” by his Bachelor announcement.
The 26-year-old assistant exclusively opened to ET’s Katie Krause about the girl above one-year relationship with 35-year-old Luyendyk Jr., their particular mental breakup therefore the stunning casting information.
Stempfley informs ET that she initial found Luyendyk Jr., a race auto drivers and agent who currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, through Instagram.
“We began talking in just through immediate content. We style of spoken on and off just through Instagram, but we got work in Scottsdale after graduating [Miami institution in Ohio],” she clarifies. “I flew out to research flats, and so I messaged Arie and I also advised him that I would personally take the spot in which he expected me personally on our basic date.”
We strike it well quickly and began dating once we relocated right here,” she brings
The blond charm tells ET she and Luyendyk Jr. proceeded their own basic big date in, and not too long ago commemorated their own one-year wedding by going back to the bistro in which they 1st satisfied: Chelsea’s home.
She thought their particular commitment was actually really serious and would want to imagine he performed also. When ET expected Stempfley if any infidelity is involved, she said, “What i’m saying is, I would expect not.”
“I’m perhaps not assuming sugar daddy nothing, i recently. that’s all i understand, is no less than to my conclusion, yes, the partnership was actually monogamous,” she clarifies. “We usually had a good time, many enjoyable. We made both make fun of together with just truly a good connection thus I can’t grumble there… [we] have big memories.”
Stempfley explains that she came across Luyendyk Jr.’s father the second day they installed away and he have satisfied her parents when they were in the city visiting. The previous pair also launched each other their buddies as date and sweetheart. She claims they actually spent getaways along.
“we attended most of their family trips including Thanksgiving and Christmas,” she says, adding that just inside this seasons, she traveled utilizing the reality superstar to three of their out-of-state racing.
“My parents was actually head over heels about your,” she shares. “They think he had been really lovely and incredibly sweet and they actually liked your. [Arie and I] traveled collectively and that I went to their racing to aid your. And he also really lived with me for a few period as he rented aside their quarters straight back at the start of the year.”
“the guy usually rented it during battle season, so he had been form of gone alot,” she contributes. “but once he had been in the city he remained beside me and then he expected [if he could].”
Flash forward to, whenever every little thing apparently changed instantaneously. before Luyendyk Jr.’s Bachelor statement, but Stempfley wanted to explain that is not the case – they had actually broken up days before.
“the evening prior to the break up, we installed lighting fixture along, produced beef stew and I also slept more. Anything had been typical! 24 hours later, we’d strategies when I have down work. It actually was only a frequent day, therefore it absolutely caught me personally by surprise. It absolutely was over the phone originally, simply from the temperature of an argument, only a little argument,” she claims. “but I went to his spot and now we discussed they further and this’s type of whenever it took place [for great] — it actually was directly.”
“It was extremely psychological,” she brings. “You know, you’re trying to get answers and you can’t.
Stempfley says the pair’s final passionate evening out for dinner with each other got their particular one-year anniversary supper on, less than a month before she found the girl belongings, like appliances for the kitchen, locks brushes, and bathroom necessities, from their house.
When they came to studying that Luyendyk Jr. would become the season 22 Bachelor, Stempfley claims she realized just as the remainder of Bachelor country: during their looks on Good Morning America early in the day this period.
“Backing up, we saw Arie’s title are tossed in on Twitter, suggesting he should get to be the after that Bachelor. And so I texted him for the first time in a long time, exactly four time before the statement on Labor Day, and that I said, ‘Are your awake?’ And then he also known as me within just a few minutes,” she says. “I inquired your, ‘If perhaps you were becoming the second Bachelor, do you no less than possess decency to tell me personally?’ and he said, ‘certainly, however,’ immediately after which proceeded to tell me that he hadn’t come called by manufacturers, therefore the guy doubts that could actually a chance.”
“very, while I discovered he had been becoming another Bachelor four weeks after all of our split, I am sure you can imagine that I found myself completely blindsided,” she contributes.
Whenever ET asked if she planning The Bachelor had anything to perform the help of its separation, she states, “I would like to envision they failed to.”
“you can easily merely think what individuals lets you know, very, you are aware, there’s no verification that he was basically auditioning or talking-to manufacturers at that point,” she explains. “The only thing i must set off of is their keyword.”