Chris Harrison is ready for Janu-Arie. Former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham will marry in Hawaii to kick off 2019, and the longtime Bachelor host hopes to be invited to the destination wedding.
“I better be sitting front and center at Arie’s wedding,” Harrison told Us Weekly in a recent interview. Despite the controversial way in which Luyendyk Jr. and Burnham ended up together—he dumped his final pick Becca Kufrin on national broadcast and proposed to runner-up Burnham during the After the Final Rose special this spring—Harrison says there’s no lingering animosity.
“By the time you are, say, the Bachelorette—with Becca—I’ve known her for a year now. And even with Arie. Arie I knew for what, five or six years before he was the Bachelor?” Harrison mused. “And so you get to know these people. You root for them. You want it to go well, and you go on this journey with them.”
Regardless of a formal invite, Harrison still plans to send the happy couple a wedding gift. “I’ll send them a candlestick or a serving dish,” he said. “A blender or a trash can. I think I got Trista [Sutter] a trash can. That was my gift to her.”
Harrison elaborated: “She wanted it. It was a very nice trash can, and it was on their list. Here’s the thing, I don’t go rogue—if you have decided that’s what you want. It was this nice, automated trash can. You have to remember, like 15 to 16 years ago, that was cool to wave your hand over the trash can and it just open.”
Luyendyk and Burnham recently purchased their first home together. They announced full wedding details last month during an appearance on The View. “It’s at Haiku Mill which has this beautiful, old world feel with a lot of vines and greenery,” he said. “It’s not your typical beach wedding. And it’s a private wedding, so not on TV — just a close group of friends. Probably 100 guests.”
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