Becca Kufrin was born in Benson, Minnesota, on April 3, 1990. After working as a publicist, she rose to fame on season 22 of The Bachelor in 2018. While Kufrin was dubbed the winner of the season — and lead Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s heart — the former race car driver dumped her before the season finished airing because he still had feelings for runner-up Lauren Burnham.
Kufrin and Luyendyk Jr.’s unedited breakup aired on the finale. During the live After the Final Rose special, ABC named Kufrin as the next Bachelorette and Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Burnham.
During season 14 of The Bachelorette, Kufrin accepted a proposal from Garrett Yrigoyen. In September 2020, she announced that the pair had split and ended their engagement after two years together. She then moved from San Diego, where the couple lived together, to Los Angeles.
Kufrin met Thomas Jacobs during season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise. While the twosome hit it off, she eventually broke off their romance ahead of the finale. By August 2021, they had reunited off camera. Kufrin proposed to Jacobs in May 2022.