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The Bachelorette Alum Becca Kufrin Says Thomas Jacobs Is First Fiance She “Actually Wants To Spend Her Life With”

Following two previously broken engagements, Becca Kufrin is confident she’s found “The One” in Thomas Jacobs, who she met on Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise in 2021.

“I keep learning stuff about him. Like any relationship, I would hope to learn something new about my partner and just keep falling more and more in love. Thomas always keeps me on my toes,” the former Bachelorette told Us Weekly. “He is truly the most adventurous, fun, easygoing man. But what I think makes this relationship different with him is that he’s really the one person [I’ve been with] who our values and our morals align. Yes, we’re engaged, and we’ve talked about what our marriage will look like and what a future with kids will look like and how we want our family dynamic to be.”

Prior to meeting Thomas, Becca was a contestant on Season 22 of The Bachelor and was briefly engaged to Arie Luyendyk Jr. Fans of the show all saw the train wreck of their messy breakup, in which Becca was blindsided by Arie’s decision to swap her out for his other final two pick (Lauren Burnham, who is now his wife and mother of their three children), which was filmed for the show and was super painful to watch.

After the breakup with Arie, ABC gave Becca another shot at love when she was cast as the Season 14 Bachelorette. In the show’s finale, she got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen. They split during the  summer of 2020, after two years together.

“[Thomas is] the first guy who’s really been on the same page with me — of how we wanna raise our kids, what morals and values do we wanna instill in them,” Becca continued.

Becca said, “And I feel like not only between the two of us, but with our families, it’s that same way too, which is really special. And so we have such a great support system behind us. We’ll have different discussions of differences, but I just love him so much.”

Becca admitted, “He’s the first guy too that I’m, like, ‘I actually want to spend my entire life with you.’ I wanna start planning the wedding, and I wanna do all of the things where in the past I’m like, ‘Oh no, it’s [not] necessarily for me, but we’ll see.'”

Keeping with the theme of doing things a little differently than is traditional  (Becca was the one to propose to Thomas), the Minnesota native says their wedding will be “a little bit different” than others.

“We just want it to be fun, because so many people will be coming in from out of state. So we probably will just have a ton of food trucks and a ton of games and make it a big party atmosphere,” she said.

“Oh my gosh, what would I tell Becca five years ago? Going in, I had no idea what to expect. It was all so new to me, but just to ask potential partners, the right, direct questions, to know what is important for you going into any future relationship and really be vocal about that,” she said.

She continued, “And also, like, take your time and don’t necessarily say yes to an engagement on TV, if it doesn’t feel 100 percent right. But you know, overall looking back throughout the past five years, since I went on The Bachelor, I really have no regrets. I mean, everything taught me a lesson, whether it was easy or not. It all led me to this point and so, I really wouldn’t necessarily change anything along the way, because I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have gone on to Paradise. I wouldn’t have met Thomas. So just enjoy the ride.”

The Bachelorette returns to ABC Monday, July 11, at 8 p.m. ET.


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