Everything We Know About Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s ‘Bachelor’ 2018 So Far

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Everything We Know About Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s ‘Bachelor’ 2018 So Far

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Everything We Know About Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s ‘Bachelor’ 2018 So Far

Now that the shock around Arie Luyendyk Jr. being named the next Bachelor 2018 star is starting to wear off, we can focus on the matter at hand.

We’re talking about all of those important Season 22 details and spoilers!

A number of important details have already emerged about Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette 2012 runner-up that will impact his season.

Click through for all the scoop!

The Bachelor Season 22 premieres in early 2018 on ABC.

Everything We Know About Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s ‘Bachelor’ 2018 So Far
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He dated Courtney Robertson before the show

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He dated Courtney Robertson before the show

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“Honestly, Arie has always been a possibility in my life,” Ben Flajnik’s Season 16 winner told Wetpaint exclusively.

“He's been my ‘what if.’ I think in the back of my mind, I kind of thought we might end up together someday.”

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He also had a girlfriend very recently

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He also had a girlfriend very recently

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Arie was dating receptionist Sydney Stempfley for a year before the two split in mid-summer 2017.

The 25-year-old met the Bachelor through Instagram DMs before moving to his native Scottsdale the summer after she graduated from Miami University of Ohio. 

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Sydney was blindsided by the announcement

Sydney was blindsided by the announcement

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Sydney admitted she learned of the Bachelor news the way the rest of us did — via his Good Morning America appearance.

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She might be on his season

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She might be on his season

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The blonde beauty revealed she applied to be a contestant on Bachelor a week or two before Arie was announced, having “no idea" he was going to be the next Bachelor. 

She admits ABC hasn’t reached out yet, and she would have to “think it through” if they did. 

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Filming starts ASAP

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Filming starts ASAP

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According to Reality Steve, the contestants arrive in L.A. for pre-production over the weekend of September 16 and 17. Filming is expected to begin on September 19 or 20.

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His first promo is already out

His first promo is already out

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“Hearts will race,” the promo teases over a mix of footage from Emily’s 2012 season and the GMA reveal. “Rev up your engines because Arie’s your new Bachelor.”

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There will be tabloid fodder

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There will be tabloid fodder

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With all of the exes coming out of the woodwork and ex friend Jef Holm calling him “disgusting” on Twitter, how can there not be?

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Now that the shock around Arie Luyendyk Jr. being named the next Bachelor 2018 star is starting to wear off, we can focus on the matter at hand.

We’re talking about all of those important Season 22 details and spoilers!

A number of important details have already emerged about Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette 2012 runner-up that will impact his season.

Click through for all the scoop!

The Bachelor Season 22 premieres in early 2018 on ABC.