The contestant who wound up proposing on Monday night's finale also found himself in the middle of an Internet firestorm, when it was discovered he liked sexist, transphobic and anti-immigrant posts, as well as ones mocking Parkland shooting survivors, on Instagram.
While both of them had spoken out about the controversy separately when it happened, nobody knew that they wound wind up being a couple. Now that the finale has aired, Becca and Garrett addressed it for the first time together, explaining how they dealt with the scandal in private once it broke.
Yrigoyen first brought it up on his own during "After the Final Rose" special on Monday. "Some stuff came out about my social media, and I didn't realize the effect behind a double tap or a like on Instagram. I put out an apology, I didn't mean to offend anybody, I apologize for that still," he said.
"I'm very sorry, I didn't meant to hurt anybody's feelings. I stand by everything that I posted in my apology, and I'm just trying to grow as a person be a better person on a daily basis," he continued. "She's helping me through everything, we've been honest, open and transparent with each other since the beginning. When that all came out, we attacked it. I feel like when I was liking things, it was going against what she stands for and that made it really hard on us as a couple. So when we started talking about that, we got through that together and we're growing, we're progressing and we're moving forward."
Becca admitted it was "a major thing" they had to talk about in the beginning stages of their off-camera relationship. "I got to know him for who he is, on the show we don't have phones, we don't have social media. I got to see who he is, his heart and his soul," she said.
"The Instagram situation, I don't condone that and he stands by his apology," she added. "I just want to move forward and to learn and to grow and to continue to educate ourselves. That's all you can ask for in another person, is somebody who recognized if they make a mistake and do something wrong and want to learn and grow from it and that's what he's shown me."
Garrett said he was "really worried" when the reports starting dropping online, adding that he thought "I might lose her from that." He also said it was "tough" to see how his actions affected those around him.
"It was affecting her, and that was hurting me the most. It was affecting my family," he continued. "There's countless amount of people reaching out to my family and friends and trying to get to the bottom of who I was as a person and attacking my character."
Becca said that while the scandal was "a hurdle," the thought of leaving him "never crossed my mind."
The topic came up again on Tuesday, when the two appeared on "Good Morning America" with Michael Strahan and basically stuck to the same script.
"I'm really sorry I didn't mean to offend anybody, but now I know the weight that a like holds on Instagram and things like that, so we just addressed it, her and I," he said. "She didn't let my Instagram define who I am as a person and we're moving forward, we're trying to grow, be better people and I'm trying not to make those same mistakes again."
Becca called it "an issue that we had to overcome," but said Garrett has been "very transparent throughout the entire thing, and he never held anything back and he understands that it was offensive, but he took full initiative right after that all came out to apologize."
"We've gotten through it and I think, honestly, it's made us stronger in the long run," she added.