'The Bachelor' Isn't Arie, Folks

by Anna Klassen

Well, all of our Arie dreams have been crushed. The Bachelorette alum Arie Luyendyk Jr. is not going to be 2015's Bachelor . He confirmed this sad news on Monday evening via twitter. What can we say? We love a tall man who can fit into a tiny racecar.

The 32-year-old race car driver from Scottsdale, Arizona won our hearts on Emily Maynard's season of the Bachelorette, when he was dumped by the single mother in favor of "One F Jef" Jef Holm. Luyendyk hasn't appeared on any of ABC's Bachelor spinoff shows like Bachelor Pad or Bachelor in Paradise, and as a fan favorite, viewers hoped this meant he would be returning as the big man on campus, the Bachelor himself.

But this dream was crushed with Luyendyk's tweet that reads: "I'm not the Bachelor, have fun on the farm people," accompanied by a hand making a peace sign. And while he has confirmed he's not the bachelor, the second clause in his statement seems to indicate he knows who is. "Have fun on the farm" is likely a reference to Chris Soules, known by most as The Farmer.

Is it true? Has the Bachelor finally confirmed their next star? Only time can tell, but it seems like ABC is running out of people not to cast in the pivotal role.