Arie Luyendyk Jr. is reportedly engaged. And he hasn't exactly been trying to keep his fiancée's identity under wraps. Recently the new Bachelor and the woman he chooses both posted a photo around the same time with the same items in the background. So what gives?

At one time, the producers of The Bachelor were vigilant about telling all contestants they had to be super-secretive. But over the years countless spoiler sites have revealed the winner, and ABC doesn't seem to be too unhappy about it. Could it be that they think revealing the winner will actually help ratings?

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The Bachelor ratings have been down in recent years. 8.4 million fans tuned in to watched Nick Viall propose to Vanessa Grimaldi, the lowest ratings for any finale to date. "The 2016 finale with Ben Higgins reported 9.58 million viewers and a 2.9 rating in the 18 - 49 demographic. The 2015 finale with Chris Soules had 9.68 million with a 2.8 rating," according to Moviefone.com.

Arie Spoiled Bachelor Arie and his Bachelor winner posted social media photos from the same location just hours apart.

Most fans feel the countless breakups have been the key factor in viewers walking away from the show. Simultaneously, Bachelor in Paradise which has yielded more marriages and children — has turned in promising ratings year after year.

Choosing Arie — like choosing Nick Viall — was a risk for The Bachelor producers. Many fans wanted Peter Kraus. And Arie wasn't known to many of the younger viewers. So was the decision a mistake?

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Reality Steve has reported that Arie is engaged to Rebecca Kufrin. And the couple has seemingly confirmed the news with a series of posts on Instagram.

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The first apparent spoiler came after Arie and Becca hung out with some pals a few weeks ago. One of Arie's friends posted a photo of the gathering on Instagram. And according to Reality Steve, Becca is posing next to Arie in the picture.

Arie and Becca spoil Bachelor season Becca posted a photo of a pool that looked like the one in Arie's Instagram story.

More recently, Arie posted a photo of Bachelor producer Elan Gale's book. The picture was taken in a backyard with a tree-covered fence and a pool. A few hours later, Becca posted a photo of herself in what appears to be the same yard.

Arie and his winner are not supposed to hang out publicly until his finale airs. But maybe spoilers will actually help, not hurt, ratings. 

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