Bekah Martinez is NOT missing -- despite her mother thinking otherwise.
The 22-year-old Bachelor contestant has gotten plenty of attention during the show's current season for her 14-year-old age difference with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his praise of her maturity as anything other than childlike. But as it turns out, she really did have a mom at home waiting for her.
Martinez was reported missing by her mother on Nov. 18 after Martinez reportedly told her that she was going to work on a marijuana farm in Humboldt, California, six days earlier. After not hearing from Martinez or her mother for nearly a month, a deputy sheriff reached out to Martinez's mom, who confirmed she had heard from her daughter, but since Martinez didn't get in touch with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office herself, she remained on their missing persons list.
On Thursday, the Sheriff's Office received a tip that Martinez has actually been starring on The Bachelor -- and while the show was filmed before she headed off to the marijuana farm, she's been posting on social media since. After finally returning the deputy's phone calls on Thursday, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they had taken her off their list -- but she's currently still listed as a missing person on the state's website.
"MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??" Martinez joked in response to the story on Twitter on Friday, adding: "honestly the scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted."