Since When Does Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. Have Gray Hair?

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When Did Bachelor Arie Get Gray Hair?

When we first saw our new Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, his thick locks were a deep brown. Now, five years later, we couldn't help but notice that he looks a little... different. Not that we don't love a silver fox, but when did Bachelor Arie's hair turn gray?

We weren't the only ones who noticed that Arie's hair has aged. Twitter users have noticed as well — and they've been quick to make the comparison between Arie's new 'do and Peter Kraus' famous silver locks.

And people are here for Arie's gray hair!

In fairness, Arie is a professional race car driver, and we can only imagine that constantly driving at such high speeds, seeing other cars driving even faster and basically risking your life every time you go to work is a taxing way to live. That much stress is sure to age you quicker than if you were just hanging out all the time.

Still, since we love a man with a head of thick, shimmering hair, we need to get to the bottom of when Arie's hair turned gray. To do this, let's take a look back at Arie's hair journey from here...

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To here!

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Emily's season of The Bachelorette finished airing in July 2012, and in October 2012, Arie's hair game was still solidly brown.

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Not long after, in December 2012, it looked as though Arie may have developed some gray highlights.

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Then, his gray started to show along the sides in this shot from October 2013.

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And then a bit stronger in November 2014!

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Things steadily progressed until April 2015, when we arrived here:

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Once again, April 2015.

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By January 2016, it looked like there was no turning back for Arie and his gray hair!

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Here's Arie embracing his silver fox status in May 2016:

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And here is Arie's gray hair camouflaging with a majestic elephant in November 2016!

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YES. We are here for our new Bachelor Arie and his gray hair!

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