'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's winner, runner-up and Final 3 bachelors
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/12/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers reveal how the four remaining men's hometown dates will go and how the rest of Rachel Lindsay's emotional season plays out from there.
[Spoiler Warning: Stop reading this story now if you don't want to know Rachel's elimination choices before the episodes air].
Rachel's journey to find true and lasting love onThe Bachelorette concluded exactly how she had hoped after getting dumped by Nick Viall on The Bachelor's 21st season -- with a fiance and an engagement ring.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Rachel picked Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, as her winner at the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Spain.
Bryan allegedly proposed marriage to Rachel, a 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, and she accepted his request with an open heart. In turn, Rachel gave Bryan her final rose.
"My sources... are sure she's with Bryan," Carbone wrote in a June 5 blog post. "And so am I. If they are wrong, I'm wrong."
Carbone reveals that Peter Kraus, a 31-year-old business owner from Madison, WI, finished as Rachel's runner-up. Peter was probably heartbroken at the end of the dating process although he did maintain some walls throughout his time on the show.
In the next episode that airs on Monday, July 17, Rachel will be shown traveling around the United States to each of the four remaining guys' hometowns to meet their families.
Although Eric's hometown date was filmed last out of the four guys on April 26, reveals Carbone, the upcoming episode will feature Rachel visiting Baltimore, MD, first, according to ABC. Rachel seemingly loved Eric's ambition, infectious smile and positive energy from the start.
Eric took the Bachelorette to the rough neighborhood where he grew up, according to ABC, where his family was constantly tempted by drugs and crime. In fact, Eric admitted in the July 10 episode that one of his relatives is currently serving a prison sentence.
Knowing Eric avoided the wrong path in life, Rachel was in awe of his "strength and integrity," according to the network, as he explained "the obstacles he overcame to go to college and achieve his career goals."
Eric, however, never brought a woman home to meet his parents before Rachel, so the Bachelorette was naturally feeling very nervous and anxious. Expectations for her visit were probably set very high.
Eric apparently expressed his emotions to his family and promised to stop running from love; however, he needed to work up the nerve to tell Rachel that he was in love with her.
Rachel will then be shown visiting Bryan's hometown in Miami, FL, next although his hometown date taped first on April 20, claims Carbone.
When Bryan brought Rachel home, they visited the famous Calle Ocho, where the couple attempted to salsa dance. They also played dominoes and sampled some tasty street food from Colombia, according to ABC.
"However, there are dark clouds looming as Rachel is fearful of not getting Bryan's mother's approval," the network teases, which was "a problem that broke up his last relationship."
Rachel apparently tried to convince Bryan's mom that she would be the perfect match for her son and the perfect daughter-in-law, but Bryan's mom remained suspicious of the whirlwind relationship.
Carbone says Peter's hometown date was filmed in Madison, WI, on April 22.
ABC reveals that Peter couldn't wait to introduce Rachel to his friends and his welcoming family, but Peter still had some walls up in fear of rejection or the romance not working out.
"And the Bachelorette's revealing talk with his mother makes her unsure of what to expect from her sensitive suitor," the network teases.
The last date that will be shown on the July 17 episode belongs to Dean, whose date in Aspen, CO, was allegedly filmed on April 24.
The date apparently started out great, as Dean took Rachel on an ATV ride. But the mood changed when Dean prepared Rachel for the fact his father is a Sikh Kundalini yogi, who allegedly provided very little love and support after Dean's mother passed away from breast cancer when the bachelor was only 15-years-old.
Up until this point, Dean had been estranged from his dad for years, but Rachel had every intention of standing by Dean no matter what.
While Rachel was totally ready to meet this "unorthodox family," according to ABC, Dean was "barely able to contain his intense feelings toward his father."
After Rachel and other family members left Dean alone to chat with his father, what the network says transpired from this heart-to-heart talk was "something that rarely has been seen before on The Bachelorette."
After the hometown dates, Rachel and her four suitors traveled to her own hometown of Dallas, TX, where the Bachelorette had to make an extremely difficult decision at a Rose Ceremony allegedly filmed on April 27.
Rachel was falling in love with all four men at this point in her journey, so ABC calls her decision "impossible." She ended up saying goodbye to one "devastated" bachelor, who was Dean, according to Carbone.
"Shaken by this gut-wrenching and heartbreaking ordeal, Rachel doesn't have much time to gather herself and take the remaining three men to Rioja, Spain," ABC reveals.
Rachel and her Final 3 guys allegedly took advantage of the overnight Fantasy Suite dates in Spain, and then Eric was eliminated in third place before the Final Rose Ceremony.