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Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Are Already Wedding Planning

THE BACHELOR - "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" - Arie's soul-searching journey continues after America followed the chaos of his being in love with two women, which played out in gut-wrenching fashion, on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," a two-hour live special, TUESDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Paul Hebert) CHRIS HARRISON, LAUREN, LAUREN, ARIE LUYENDYK JR.

It’s full speed ahead for Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and fiancée Lauren Burnham. After the couple got engaged on the Bachelor After the Final Rose special on Tuesday, March 6, the controversial pair then sat down for an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.

It was on the late night show that the pair discussed their brand-new engagement—and their plans for a future wedding, which could take place within the year.

“What rush are you in?” Kimmel asked. “I know you’re a race car driver, but slow the hell down!”

Burnham then added, “We’ve actually been planning our wedding already.”

Luyendyk proposed to Burnham with a 3.5-carat ring from Neil Lane. “We’re so ready for this,” the Bachelor told People. “Lauren told me I’m four months late on this proposal, and I wanted to give it to her and I wanted everyone at home to share in it.” (“This is one of the most intricate ring designs I have ever done for The Bachelor,” Lane told The Knot.)

As for the timeline of the couple’s actual wedding, it’s possible that it could happen within the year—and on national television. “We’ve already been planning it, even before the engagement,” Luyendyk said. “We want to do it quickly!” (We suggest the couple starts with The Knot’s Style Quiz, and gets moving on their wedding timeline.)

Luyendyk’s initial pick and former fiancee, Becca Kufrin, meanwhile, was officially announced as the season 14 Bachelorette to conclude the special on Tuesday. It remains unclear what she did with the ring Luyendyk used to propose in Peru.

“I wanted to give her that opportunity, honestly, I wanted [to give] her that opportunity to be the potential Bachelorette,” Luyendyk, 36, told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America on Wednesday. “I hope I gave her that closure. I’m very happy for her. I’m happy that she’s going to be able to find her true love through the show.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.