The Bachelor’s Bekah Martinez and Garrett Yrigoyen Argue Over Police Support Amid Protests

The Bachelor’s Bekah Martinez and Garrett Yrigoyen Argue Over Police Support Amid Protests

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Bachelor Nation is divided after Garrett Yrigoyen posted a statement in support of “Thin Blue Line,” a phrase used in association with Blue Lives Matter countermovement.

In a lengthy statement, the 31-year-old expressed that he stands in solidarity with the “hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line.” He explained, “It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them. The Thin Blue Line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality.” 

The star, who is engaged to former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, added that he’s sympathizes with the “over 300 [law enforcement officers] injured, shot, or killed in just one week.” According to a NBC News report, numerous law enforcement officers have suffered injuries during protests. Despite Garrett’s suggestion, which he did not provide sourcing for, the rate of police injuries or fatalities is not publicly clear.

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“They continue to put in overtime away from their families, stay silent while being threatened, hated, and assaulted. We can’t judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few. We can’t judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters, and we sure can’t judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones,” Ygrigoyen continued. “Remember when they put on the badge they’re still humans, with raw emotion, the more brutality they face the more on edge they become, they make mistakes, they have compassion, and no matter how terrible they are treated or whatever negative is said to them, they still show up for us when we need them!”

He concluded his message by imploring his followers to “remember” the law enforcement officers across the country. 

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His post drew ire from numerous people, including fellow Bachelor Nation members  including Bekah MartinezNick Viall and Kendall Long among others. 

“Uhhhhh law enforcement CHOOSES to put on a blue uniform. Black people don’t choose to be black. big difference. also “the more police brutality they face the more on edge they become”…. that’s scary as f–k,” Bekah commented. She also wrote “it’s interesting” that Garrett was “silent” when he posted a plain back square, referencing Black Out Tuesday, but voiced his support for cops. 

“You’ve made your views known before and here’s a great reminder that not much has changed,” she stated. 

The situation escalated when Garrett responded to Bekah’s criticism on his Instagram Story. In the post, he screenshotted Bekah’s comment and wrote, “I remember you saying how much you loved me to Becca and that you made a mistake for judging me in the past without knowing me… Needless to say you never got to know me, still don’t know me and you’re no longer invited over.” 

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Yrigoyen also explained that he was “advised to not caption” his black square, but insisted that it “doesn’t make me a racist nor does it take away” from the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Without directly mentioning Garrett, Bekah expanded on her stance in a separate Instagram post.  

“Here’s the thing: being black is not a uniform you can remove on your days off, it definitely does not protect you from the justice system, it is not something you get PAID to be, and it is most certainly not something you can quit or retire from,” she reasoned. “STOP COMPARING THE EXPERIENCE OF A CHOSEN CAREER TO THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING BLACK. You can love a cop, marry a cop, have a brother who’s a cop…and you can still hate the Blue Lives Matter movement and what it represents. you can choose to support cops AND understand that the ‘thin blue line’ flag now represents and signals BLUE LIVES MATTER to the majority of the population.”

In the comments section, Bekah clarified that she doesn’t “hate cops or don’t think their lives matter,” but she believes the Thin Blue Line flag “is in direct opposition to Black Lives Matter, regardless of whatever it was originally intended to represent.”

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As her final say on the matter, Bekah revealed she made a $1,000 donation to the National Police Accountability Project in Garrett’s name.

The back and forth between Garrett and Bekah has seemingly stopped for the time being, but his fiancée Becca announced on her Instagram Story that she would address the controversy on the next episode of Bachelor Happy Hour with Rachel Lindsay.

In addition, she stated that she’s having “many conversations” behind the scenes. “Because I’m silent on my IG right now doesn’t mean I’m silent in my life,” Becca wrote.

In 2018, Becca and Garrett’s relationship was thrust into the spotlight when Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey posted screenshots that suggested Garrett liked several offensive posts, including some that mock Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and the trans community. He apologized for his actions and explained that he didn’t realize “the effect of a double tap or like on Instagram,” but hoped Becca would understand.

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Then, as it was revealed that Becca accepted a proposal from Garrett, the couple shared they were working through the controversy together. “The Instagram situation, I don’t condone that,” Becca said at the time. “I know that he stands by his apology and he feels so bad for everyone that he did offend, and he didn’t mean it, but I just want to move forward and to learn and to grow, and to continue to educate ourselves, and that’s all you can ask for in another person, is that somebody who recognizes if they make a mistake and do something wrong, and want to learn and grow from it, and that’s what he’s shown me.” 

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Nick Cordero’s Wife Amanda Kloots Says It’s Her ”Goal” To Have Him Home For Son’s 1st Birthday

Nick Cordero’s Wife Amanda Kloots Says It’s Her ”Goal” To Have Him Home For Son’s 1st Birthday

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Nick Cordero‘s wife Amanda Kloots has shared that the 41-year-old who is hospitalized for contracting coronavrius is “doing well” following his recent tracheostomy procedure.

On Friday, May 1, Kloots shared that doctors took Cordero off a ventilator and inserted a breathing tube. She added, “This is just amazing news because we really needed this to happen to get him off that ventilator…I think he will be feeling better, even subconsciously feeling better. I hope this is just a great sign for some good recovery days ahead and for him to wake up and just have that pressure relief from his throat. Thank God.”

This weekend, she shared another quick update on Cordero’s recovery process to her Instagram Stories.

“Good morning, everybody. Just wanted to give you a quick Nick update. He is doing okay, his vent settings are down, which is good, that’s a really good sign that he’s breathing is going well and um, the feeding tube that they put in, hes getting some nutrition—they’re seeing benefits of that which is great,” she shared.

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She went on, “You know, yesterday was just basically about a day of adjusting to the trach and seeing how he was doing with it and leveling out these settings. Settings are down and he is doing well, so I’m just hoping for another day of rest and recovery, I think the more days he has of this might help his brain to wake up.”

In another Instagram Story, Kloots said she “thought of another Nick story to tell” fans and followers watching. 

She went on to share a touching story of when she and Cordero were in the delivery room for their son Elvis Eduardo Cordero‘s birth. Kloots also added that her son’s first birthday around the corner on June 10 and it’s her “goal” to get Cordero home for their little one’s big day. 

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“I had a C-section with Elvis, we had a very, very long labor. It was 52 hours,” she shared while telling her story. “We’re finally in the operating room and they’re doing the procedure, it’s like 6:40 a.m. and you know, they have that curtain up and they pull Elvis out and he starts crying and Nick says, “Honey, listen to our baby cry—that cry will never sound as sweet as it does now.” And I’ll never forget that line, he’s right—his cry has never sounded that good ever again. I’ve recorded Elvis crying and I do play it for Nick.”

She also shared a selfie of herself and her little one on Instagram and wrote, “Dear Nick, you can’t see us but we “visit” you everyday. I can’t wait for the day I wheel you out of this hospital honey. Don’t stop believing! #coderocky #wakeupnick.” 

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In April, Kloots also opened up about the hardest parts of her husband’s battle with coronavirus

During an interview with CBS This Morning, Kloots said: “This is one of the saddest parts—we thought I would see him in two hours. I said you know, ‘Call me when you want me to come pick you up.’ I didn’t even give him a kiss or a hug because we were also kind of self-isolating from him because we have this 10-month-old baby.” But about an hour later, Cordero called her to tell her he had been admitted. 

“I feel like there is an army of people behind him, behind us,” she shared during the interview. “I just believe—I get chills saying it—I just believe that he will wake up.”

The Broadway star has remained in a coma for nearly a month after he was first hospitalized with complications from COVID-19.

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Lady Gaga Leaps Into Boyfriend Christian Carino’s Arms

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A-Yo, it’s Lady Gaga and her beau!

As a sweet finale to Mother Monster’s jam-packed weekend, the pop star took a leap of faith—into the arms of her boyfriend, Christian Carino.

In a snap shared to the icon’s Instagram Story, Gaga sits perched in her man’s arms as the sun sets behind them. Talk about a picture perfect moment. “Night night,” the singer wrote on top of the picture along with graphic art reading, “Sunday Fun Day.”

A day earlier, the songstress mingled with five living American presidents as a surprise performer at the Deep From the Heart: The OneAmerica Appeal concert at Texas A&M University. The event was held in support of disaster relief following deadly hurricanes in Houston, Miami and Puerto Rico. 

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After such a high-profile occasion, Gaga definitely earned some quality downtime with her man. It certainly looks like this couple is holding strong as they approach a year of dating. While Gaga has kept her romance with the Hollywood agent mostly out of the spotlight—well, as much as a Grammy winner can—the two have been spotted by shutterflies on several occasions since they were first photographed canoodling at the 2017 Super Bowl. 

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Though they keep their relationship on the down low, Gaga did give Little Monsters a sign of smooth sailing when she used the “L” word during a September concert.

“When I went backstage, Christian was by the stairs making sure I was OK,” the songstress told the audience, as reported by Page Six. “The best part about being in love with someone is having them there to catch you if you fall.” 

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It looks like Carino clearly has a knack for catching his leading lady. 

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