Arie Luyendyk Jr: Where Is He Now — And Who is He Dating?
Life is basically meaningless without Arie Luyendyk, Jr.'s leather onesie all up in our grill. This Bachelorette Season 8 runner-up had fans swooning as he fought for Emily Maynard's heart, but he's laid relatively low for the past few months — presumably because he's been super busy driving around in circles, or whatever open-wheel racers do.
Arie currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where he practices racing, hangs out with his adorable puppies, Bastian and Bear, and drives monster trucks in his off time. As ya do. Of course, Arie also makes time for his Bachelor besties, and recently flew out to Los Angeles to have sushi with none other than Bachelor 8 winner Jef Holm, who was at one point his biggest competition!
These two have remained fast friends since their mutual makeout sessions with Emily, and it looks like their bromance will stand the test of time. Much like Arie's bromance with Sean Lowe. Not only did this hunk teach Sean how to kiss in preparation for The Bachelor, he watched every episode of the season and kept a blog on his thoughts. By which we mean dream journal.
But now, the moment you've been waiting for: does Arie have a girlfriend? As far as we know, this Netherlandic man beauty is single and ready to mingle, but he seems to have a type: Ladies on The Bachelor. Not only did Arie briefly date Bachelor Ben Flajnik's ex-fiance, Courtney Robertson, he enjoyed a short-lived flirtation with Bachelor Sean Lowe's sexy exy, Selma Alameri, back in February!
The good news? It looks like Arie is more than ready to jump back into the dating game. He even took it to Twitter and declared that he's "ready to make out a little." Um, your wish is our command, Arie.
Oh, and in other news, Arie is interested in being ABC's next Bachelor! As long as he's still single, obviously. And as long as it didn't conflict with his schedule of wearing leather leotards.
Do you think Arie would make a good Bachelor? Hit the comments!