'Bachelorette' victor Garrett Yrigoyen addresses Instagram scandal following Becca Kufrin engagement


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Harrison's follow-up question is the most telling moment of the whole exchange: "Garrett, how anxious were you that you were going to lose Becca over this?"

The Bachelorette finale was Monday night and - spoiler alert - Becca Kufrin chose controversial contestant Garrett Yrigoyen over fan-favorite Blake Horstmann. Becca and Garrett have already taped the Jimmy Kimmel show together and they are still engaged. It sounded like a softball question, but really, he was teeing up a rather uncomfortable moment.

Garrett and Kayla Cunningham were only married a few months, but their short-lived union managed to make waves during this season of 'The Bachelorette'.

The couple discussed a controversy over Yrigoyen apologizing and deleting his Instagram account after liking posts that mocked transgender people and feminists.

This became quite the controversy online, and almost overshadowed the actual show.

Yet another season of The Bachelorette is drawing to a close. And I didn't realize the effect behind a double-tap or a like on Instagram. I know he stands by his apology and he feels so bad for everyone he did offend. "I didn't mean to offend anybody, I apologize for that still", Yrigoyen said.

Yrigoyen reiterated his apology and said he is "just trying to grow as a person and be a better person on a daily basis".

Another detail left out of this segment? Bottom line: Becca finally told Garrett she loved him, he said he loved her back; he pulled out a honking big Neil Lane ring; she said yes three times; they kissed, they laughed, they danced.

"Lauren and I flew to the Maldives at The Bachelor and Becca's request". "You know, I'll just take the time now - some stuff came out about my social media. But I just want to move forward, to learn and to grow and continue to educate ourselves". Watch below, and join the conversation at ET's Bachelor Nation Facebook group here.

She told Hortsmann he made her "hopeful again" and knew he'd be a partner and teammate.

They both agreed it made them stronger as a couple, though were upset by some of the "really negative things" that people had said about Garrett online. "I got to see who he is, his heart and his soul", she said. "I love intelligent, witty women, women who aren't afraid to speak their minds".

Kufrin added, "There have been struggles, and that was a major thing we had to talk about early on at the very beginning of our relationship". "I didn't expect this", he said, as the camera eagerly zoomed in on the mix of extreme sweat and tears.

This season of The Bachelorette was presented with a political scandal, one that includes the messy intersection of social-media trolling, the selves we perform online versus the selves we perform in person, Trump-approved ideology, transphobia, the conservative fondness for casting immigrants as animals, and unsafe far-right conspiracy theories. When that all came out, we attacked it.

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