Minnesota native Becca Kufrin, arguably the most beloved "Bachelorette" in the ABC reality show's history, is facing significant scrutiny for the man she picked as the winner on Monday night's season finale.
Kufrin, of Prior Lake, is being second guessed nationwide for giving her final rose to Garrett Yrigoyen, who dropped to a knee and asked Becca to marry him just moments after runner-up Blake Horstmann was sent home.
The show finished filming two and a half months ago, so Becca and Garrett have basically spent the entire time in hiding as an engaged couple, all the while the drama was brewing after it was revealed during the season's first episode that Garrett had "liked" some toxic Instagram posts.
"The backstory, if you missed it: Right after “The Bachelorette” premiered in May, a former “Bachelor” contestant revealed that Garrett had “liked” posts on Instagram that made fun of transgender people; mocked feminists; claimed Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg was a crisis actor; and joked about throwing an immigrant child over the border."
Garrett wound up issuing an apology during the season but other than that, he and Becca weren't allowed to talk about their relationship until the show's final episode had aired.
“The Instagram situation, I don’t condone that,” Becca said during Monday's episode. “I know he stands by his apology, and he feels so bad for everyone that he did offend. And, you know, he didn’t mean it. But I just want to move forward and to learn and to grow and to continue to educate ourselves.”
Becca wasn't aware of Garrett's Instagram controversy at any point during filming because contestants aren't allowed access to the internet or cell phones. Now, she's dealing with a lot of social media disgust.
Both Garrett and Becca admitted that they were worried the revelation would break them, but they're still together and planning their next steps as an engaged couple, starting with Garrett moving to Minnesota with her for a while before they consider moving out to California.