Garrett Yrigoyen is an avid baseball player who rose to fame after appearing in the reality show, The Bachelorette season 14. Yrigoyen received the First Impression Rose from the show’s lead, Becca Kufrin, and became the frontrunner of the show.
He and Kufrin also shared their first kiss at the beginning of the show. Yrigoyen is a divorcee. He was married to Kayla Cunningham in 2015, but, separated only after six months for some undisclosed reasons.
Early Life And Education
Garrett Yrigoyen was born on 24th February 1999 in the United States. Yrigoyen is Aries which defines his personality to be magnetic and upbeat. His parents Barbara Yrigoyen and David Yrigoyen raised him in Manteca, California.
Yrigoyen started playing baseball from an early age. He attended the San Joaquin Delta College and later transferred to the University of Nevada from where he earned a degree in general studies. He also did a minor in communications and health science.
Garrett Yrigoyen’s Career
Before appearing on the reality show, Garrett Yrigoyen started his career as a baseball player. He is an avid baseball player who also played at the Wisconsin Woodchucks during the summer league. While studying at the university, he played for the university’s baseball team as an infielder and pitcher.
As per some sources, as of 2018, Yrigoyen is working as a surgical technology consultant in the healthcare field.
Yrigoyen participated in the reality show, The Bachelorette season 14 which featured Becca Kufrin as a Bachelorette along with 27 men who tried their best to win the heart of Kufrin. The show premiered on 28th May 2018 on ABC.
Alex Templeman, Blake Horstmann, Clay Harbor, and Colton Underwood are some of the contestants in the show.
First Impression Rose from Kufrin
On the show, he became the lucky guy to receive the First Impression Rose from Kufrin. They also shared their first kiss on the show. Becca told Yrigoyen,
‘’ You made me laugh and you made me feel so comfortable… it makes me so hopeful for the rest of this.’’
She also admitted,
‘’ Since he pulled up in that minivan, I was smitten by him. I loved it all.’’
In the very first episode, he became the show’s frontrunner.
Garrett Yrigoen has an estimated net worth of thousand dollars, however, the amount is not made official yet. As per the sources, his net worth is around $800k.
Yrigoyen makes money from his baseball career and also from the healthcare field where he works as a surgical technology consultant.
Garrett Yrigoyen is a divorcee, Yrigoyen was married to his longtime girlfriend named Kayla Cunningham on 19th September 2015 in California.
The relationship between the couple did not last long and divorced on 25th March 2016 for some undisclosed reasons. After the heartbreaking divorce, Yrigoyen is in The Bachelorette to win the heart of Kufrin. He resides in Reno, Nevada.
In August 2018, Kufrin chose him, and the couple engaged in the final episode of The Bachelorette.
Some of his hobbies are playing sports, swimming, fishing, traveling, snowboarding, and wakeboarding among others.
Garrett Yrigoyen was dragged into a controversy after he liked some offensive posts from his old Instagram account. He deleted his Instagram account but one of the former The Bachelor contestants, Ashley Spivey showed all the messages to the public.
Can we do a better job of social media deep dives on the dudes that try out for #thebachelorette - FYI douchebags we can see your likes.
— Ashley Spivey (@AshleySpivey) May 24, 2018
Later, Yrigoyen apologized for his mistake stating,
Here is the video which shows Garrett Yrigoyen's apology for liking the offensive posts:
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