In case you forgot: Arie proposed to Becca in the finale, but that engagement didn't stick. Instead, he went back to Lauren, 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. Becca was then announced as the next "Bachelorette."
"Going back to that time, it was a big risk to do what I did and I know that it wasn't a popular decision but it was a decision I had to make for myself, Arie said. "At the end of the day, it's a TV show, but it's the rest of our lives and I knew that Lauren was the person I was supposed to be with.
They revealed that Lauren has moved to Scottsdale and they just got a house they'll be moving into together soon. "Things are moving pretty quickly and everything's been great," she added.
Arie was asked about the long and uncomfortable the breakup and whether he thought about maybe cutting it off after 10 minutes or so. "I think as the bachelor, you don't know what's going to be shown, what's not going to be shown," he said. "Going into it, the biggest reason I wanted it to be filmed was so everyone could see the story -- not only the good things, but also the bad things -- because at the finale there are a lot of questions. I really wanted everyone to see our love story and I think the editing chose to show more of the breakup than the happy parts of that."
"I never watched the finale, we don't really know how that breakup looked on TV," he added, before Meghan McCain chimed in with, "I did, it was awful."
Arie countered, "They say it was unedited, but it was edited. You're not in control of the editing room and you can't really control what they show."
Lauren said she figured the breakup would play out on TV. "I knew that he was going to break up with Becca and that production was involved. My breakup was taped, everyone else's was and that's just the name of the game." She added that she trusts Arie fully, and "the fact that he was willing to take that risk and chance all of America hating him to be with me, that says a lot to me."
They were then finally able to get to the positive news, with Lauren revealing the two will tie the knot in Hawaii, at Maui's Haiku Mill, on January 12, 2019. Arie added that the nuptials will be a private affair and not for television.
When asked why they decided to announce this news now -- just days before the premiere of Becca's "Bachelorette" premiere on Monday -- she added, "Honestly, I don't think we had much control over that." Arie said their plan also "just came together" and "it just happens to be the timing of things, but we're just excited. We're excited to do it privately. Everyone asks us, so we were like, why not just come on here and tell everybody."
They ended the interview with a tease that they may appear on Becca's season. When asked whether they've spoken with the rejected contestant since the breakup, Lauren said, "Maybe. You guys will just have to wait and see."