"I flew out to search for apartments, so I messaged Arie and I told him that I would be in the area and he asked me out on our first date.""We hit it off right away and started dating as soon as I moved here," she adds.
"To my knowledge, the relationship was monogamous."The blond beauty tells ET she and Luyendyk Jr.
"But then I went over to his place and we discussed it further and that’s kind of when it happened [for good] -- it was in person.""It was very emotional," she adds. I could tell that he was emotional, but there wasn’t tears on his end."Stempfley claims the pair’s last romantic night out together was their one-year anniversary dinner on July 19, 2017, less than a month before she picked up her belongings, like kitchen appliances, hair brushes, and bathroom essentials, from his house. would become the season 22 "Backing up, I saw Arie's name being tossed around on Twitter, suggesting he should become the next Bachelor.
"You know, you’re trying to get answers and you can’t. So I texted him for the first time in awhile, exactly four days before the announcement on Labor Day, and I said, ‘Are you awake?
When ET asked Stempfley if any cheating was involved, she said, "I mean, I would hope not.""I’m not assuming anything, I just...
that’s all I know, is that at least on my end, yes, the relationship was monogamous," she explains. We made each other laugh and had just really a great relationship so I can’t complain there…
"So I actually only submitted an online application.
I didn’t get around to making a video, so I wasn’t far into the process." MORE: Bachelor Nation Is Divided Over Arie Luyendyk Jr.
"I asked him, 'If you were becoming the next Bachelor, would you at least have the decency to tell me?"The breakup has been absolute hell for sure, but aside from this, he is a really great guy.We had the best relationship and that's why it's so shocking to me when this [came] out and then you hate to question [the reason] because of his word but at the same time..."Following their breakup, Stempfley tells ET she had actually applied to be on the show after her friends encouraged her to audition.“The only thing I have to go off of is his word." WATCH: ABC Exec Reveals Why Arie Luyendyk Jr.Is 'The Bachelor' and What Happened With Peter Kraus As for what advice she'd like to give the girls who'll be competing for Luyendyk Jr.'s heart? "You know, I really don’t have anything else to say to them... The 26-year-old receptionist exclusively opened up to ET’s Katie Krause about her more than one-year relationship with 35-year-old Luyendyk Jr., their emotional breakup and the shocking casting news.WATCH: The First Promo for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Season of 'The Bachelor' Is Here!Stempfley tells ET that she first met Luyendyk Jr., a race car driver and real estate agent who currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, through Instagram."We started talking in January 2016, just through direct message.We kind of talked off and on just through Instagram, but I landed a job in Scottsdale after graduating [Miami University in Ohio]," she explains.[Arie and I] traveled together and I went to his races to support him.And he also actually lived with me for a few months while he rented out his house back at the beginning of the year.""He typically rented it out during race season, so he was kind of gone a lot," she adds.