Bachelor Nation was put through the wringer with the 5-hour finale of "The Bachelor," which included a three-hour episode on Monday, followed by a 2-hour "After the Final Rose" on Tuesday.
In the two-night event, viewers watched Arie Luyendyk Jr. propose to Becca Kufrin, but that engagement didn't stick. Instead, Arie went back to Lauren Burnham, asked if she'd take him back and then broke it off with Becca ... all on camera. Arie then popped the question to Lauren and she accepted the proposal.
It was a messy, messy ending to what was an otherwise pretty boring season of the ABC series and Hollywood was very vocal about how Tuesday's finale played out online. Stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Josh Gad, Justin Long and "The View" co-host Meghan McCain were among the celebrities who helped make #AfterTheFinalRose become the #1 trend on Twitter Tuesday night.
I'm gonna state an unpopular opinion. I CAN understand how the timeline & pressure would mess with someone's emotions on #TheBachelor. I am gonna hope against all the red flags that Arie & Lauren make this work. Happy Becca is moving on 🌹
Former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars also chimed in on social media, including one of this season's contestants, Bekah Martinez, who said she just couldn't "wish happiness for Arie right now." Martinez also told Access Hollywood: "I just think that even if they were to stay together for the rest of their lives, I think he would certainly cheat on her without a doubt. I can't speak for Lauren, but I don't think that Arie is capable of having a monogamous, serious relationship … really don't think that he's mature enough to handle a real committed relationship. He's impulsive and he doesn't think through his actions."
See more social media reactions from "Bachelor" alums below:
I honestly can't wish happiness for Arie right now. It's something i'll need to work towards. I'm still angry on behalf of my friend who I feel was terribly taken advantage of. I can forgive eventually, but I'm just not there yet!
If Lauren can forgive Arie for dumping her & getting engaged to someone else then maybe I should have forgave that guy I ghosted after 3 dates because he liked too many girls bikini photos on Instagram #AftertheFinalRose
That's it for me folks. Listen, I love Arie. Sure, he made some terrible decisions and hurt someone in the process, but he's got a good heart and he's a kind guy. I hope you cut him some slack for bad choices on a TV show. Okay, I'll go back to bad dad jokes now.
I mean really? Did you need to get footage of Becca on her miserable flight home? Airport, maybe. Airplane...why?! Then, back at her home looking thru photos?? Just seems unnecessarily torturous. #thebachelor #stillfeelingprotectiveofBecca
Since the start of #TheBachelor, I have been a loyal fan & watched every single episode. I consider these people my (dysfunctional 😜) family, & that includes @ariejr. Arie, I may be especially protective of Becca's broken ❤️, but I do wish u & Lauren a life of happiness & joy.
It may be an unpopular opinion but I'm supportive of anyone who follows their heart (yes, there are better ways to go about it) but I wish Arie & Lauren the best during this difficult time. Love each other, support each other, choose each other. #AfterTheFinaleRose #TheBachelor