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Arie Luyendyk Jr. Says He Fell in Love Twice on This Season of ‘The Bachelor’

There’s officially T-minus 16 days until Bachelor season is finally upon us — and the question on pretty much everyone’s minds right now is whether or not Arie Luyendyk Jr. was successful in finding love on his return to the show after having his heart broken by Emily Maynard in season eight of The Bachelorette.

While he’s remaining tight-lipped about her identity, in a press conference call with Her Campus, Arie revealed that he *did* find love on season 22 — twice.

“The journey was a great experience and I did find love,” he said. “I actually fell in love with two people.” 

So, clearly the finale will feature a happy ending for Arie — but it sounds like the journey to true love will definitely not be without drama and some tough choices. (I mean, would it still be The Bachelor if this weren’t the case?)

And in case you want to try to spot Arie’s future fiancé among the 29 contestants getting out of the limos on January 1, he also offered up some hints about what he was looking for throughout his time on the show.

“I just really wanted someone, first and foremost, who is ready for marriage,” Arie said. “To be a team with someone — that’s a big thing with me — and to have someone who has their own independence, who doesn’t just depend on me, but who I can also root for in their career and in their life just as much as they root for me.”

Could this be a clue about who Arie chose this season? Let the super sleuthing begin — meanwhile, I’ll just be over here stalking all 29 contestants on social media to see who fits the bill.

Caroline is the Evening/Weekend Editor and Style Editor at Her Campus, a senior public relations major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leather jacket enthusiast.  You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo.