"But then I went over to his place and we discussed it further and that’s kind of when it happened [for good] -- it was in person.""It was very emotional," she adds. I could tell that he was emotional, but there wasn’t tears on his end."Stempfley claims the pair’s last romantic night out together was their one-year anniversary dinner on July 19, 2017, less than a month before she picked up her belongings, like kitchen appliances, hair brushes, and bathroom essentials, from his house. would become the season 22 "Backing up, I saw Arie's name being tossed around on Twitter, suggesting he should become the next Bachelor.
"You know, you’re trying to get answers and you can’t. So I texted him for the first time in awhile, exactly four days before the announcement on Labor Day, and I said, ‘Are you awake?
She says she didn't get that far in the process, and "had no idea" that Luyendyk Jr. She says her ex was not aware she applied."I applied just about a week or so ago actually, not too long ago," she clarifies."I leaned on my girlfriends for support through this time and at one point they suggested that I apply for the show.""It had never really crossed my mind but I decided to do [it]," she continues."We never said it, I think probably because we’re both very stubborn, but I thought the feeling was mutual.All in all, I guess we were just progressing at different rates."“We really stayed focused on living in the moment and enjoying the time we spent together, so [it was] just one of those things we didn’t really talk much about," she says, when asked if the two ever talked about having kids or getting married in the future. For more on his casting announcement, watch the video below!' And he called me within a minute or two," she claims.
"I asked him, 'If you were becoming the next Bachelor, would you at least have the decency to tell me?"The breakup has been absolute hell for sure, but aside from this, he is a really great guy.We had the best relationship and that's why it's so shocking to me when this [came] out and then you hate to question [the reason] because of his word but at the same time..."Following their breakup, Stempfley tells ET she had actually applied to be on the show after her friends encouraged her to audition.I don’t know what’s going to come about this season.If this is what he wants and if he's determined for it to work, then I hope that it does for him.""[But] I don't want to sound like I’m bashing him," she continues. The 26-year-old receptionist exclusively opened up to ET’s Katie Krause about her more than one-year relationship with 35-year-old Luyendyk Jr., their emotional breakup and the shocking casting news.