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You'd expect yoga instructor Cassie Harshman to bend over backward to say nice things about The Bachelorette hunk Arie Luyendyk Jr., given that the pro car driver is her former live-in-love. But in an exclusive Star interview, the gorgeous native of Scottsdale, Ariz., claims Arie has led Emily Maynard — and the show's viewers — on since the start of the series. 

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"Arie has dated hundreds of women and travels all over the world," Cassie, 27, tells Star. "Clearly, he doesn't need help finding a date or someone to fall in love with." Indeed, as Star has exclusively reported, Arie was dating a string of young girls in their early 20s just before going on the show — and was recently busted at a secret L.A. meetup with another sexy ex-girlfriend, actress Sonia Rockwell

"The whole idea of Arie being on The Bachelorette is a joke," adds Cassie. "He hasn't raced much since 2008, and I know with certainty that his only motive for going on the show was for the fame and attention." 

Cassie and Arie, 30, began dating in late 2009; he ended up moving in with her and her two young children from a previous relationship. Arie moved out in June 2011, but they continued to try and make it work until breaking it off for good that December. 

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"He wasn't the best father figure to my children," says Cassie — something Emily may want to take note of, as she hopes to find just that for her daughter Ricki, 7, among Arie and fellow finalist Jef Holm

Cassie explains: "Let's just say that Arie has some growing up to do himself." 

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