We’ve gotten to know season 22 Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. pretty well over the past couple of weeks, but there may be another reason why he already seems so familiar: He happens to have a “long lost twin” in Scrubs actor Zach Braff. And this week, the two FINALLY met!
Fans first noticed a resemblance between the two back when the new Bachelor was announced in September. The Garden State star picked up on it, too, tweeting an announcement of Luyendyk as the series’ next leading man and writing, “I can’t believe I’m the Bachelor! I didn’t even audition. Looking forward to the fantasy suites.”
Someone sent back the pic with one minor alteration that put everything into place.
This week, the stars’ worlds collided in real life, when both showed up at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, to promote their respective ABC shows. (Luyendyk was there on behalf of The Bachelor, and Braff was talking up his new series, Alex, Inc.).
“Found my long lost twin @zachbraff,” Luyendyk captioned a shot of himself with the actor. He added a little shout-out to his new pal’s show, writing, “Oh and he told me to tell you to watch @alexinc_abc.”
Braff took to Twitter to share his own pic of the lookalike pair, joking, “Like looking in the mirror.” And while the two are obviously not identical, there are definitely some similarities between them.
If you’re still not feeling the twinning vibe, maybe you’ll agree with other Bachelor Nation fans who think Luyendyk looks like another famous TV star: David Schwimmer, AKA Ross Geller on Friends.
The race car driver-turned-real estate agent may not see the resemblance — he retweeted one comparison with, “Too good. Do I though?” — we think he should meet up with Schwimmer IRL so we can do a side-by-side assessment.
Do you think Arie Luyendyk Jr. looks like Zach Braff (or David Schwimmer)? Let us know @BritandCo!
(photos via ABC/Craig Sjodin + Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)