Garrett Yrigoyen didn’t give off the best first impression when he was announced as a contestant on The Bachelorette.
Within hours, reports surfaced that he had liked various social media posts that were offensive and discriminatory towards immigrants and transgendered people. However, it sounds like things aren’t over for Garrett.
This morning, Life & Style magazine revealed that this Bachelorette contestant walked out on his wife.
A few years ago, Garrett Yrigoyen got married to a woman named Kayla Cunningham — but then reportedly began acting cold and decided he wanted out of the marriage after just six months, and walked away without giving it a chance.
A friend of Kayla’s tells the magazine that she had no idea that he was thinking about leaving. His divorce was finalized in March 2016.
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Welp I meant to post this earlier but I was on a flight and just bad at this whole social media thing. BUT – Before you all join me in watching the beginning of my love story tonight, I want to take a second to give thanks. Thank you to everyone for all of the love, support and kind words that I’ve received over the past year. It fills my heart in places that I didn’t even know existed. I also want to ask that you keep an open heart in watching this all unfold. 28 guys came on this journey with me from all across the country and laid their hearts on the line for a chance at love. There are many different personalities, interests and perspectives, but every man deserves to feel the same support and openness that I’ve received over the past few months. It’s not an easy thing to do, to give up your life and put everything on display, especially in this social climate. But these men were brave enough to do that with me, and that’s something truly special. To the 28 of you who went through this crazy journey with me – thank you. You all added to my story in some way. You taught me about yourselves and even about myself along the way. I think it’s safe to say (one last time) that we did the damn thing together. I also want to thank the entire production team and crew. Each and every one of you is driven and kind, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your hard work. It doesn’t go unnoticed, so thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for reading this novel, I vow to never write this long of a post again. NOW LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! 🌹
A week after leaving his wife, he reportedly came back asking half of everything they had together. Apparently, the argument went to court where Kayla was forced to give Garrett some money.
So, why is this story coming out now? It sounds like Kayla’s friend wants to warn Becca Kufrin about Garrett, so he doesn’t do the same thing to her.
“I want Becca to know the truth about Garrett. He’s a nice guy at first, but she needs to watch out,” the friend told Life & Style. “Why did he marry her [Kayla] and have her family spend thousands of dollars on the wedding, and then all of a sudden say, ‘I just can’t do this anymore?'”
As for Garrett, he hasn’t said anything about the current situation and appears to be keeping away from the spotlight.
What do you think about Garrett Yrigoyen’s past? Do you think it was fair of him to take his wife of six months to court because he wanted half of everything they had together?
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.