New The Bachelorette spoilers provided by ABC reveal what happened on Rachel's Season 13 overnight Fantasy Suite dates, while Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone claims to know the men's finishing order.
The Bachelorette viewers watched Rachel eliminateDean Unglert on the July 17 episode following the men's round of hometown dates. Dean's family visit was especially heartwrenching since he had been estranged from his father for two years. Dean let Rachel into his very personal struggles right before she decided to let him go.
Since Rachel has admitted on the show she was falling in love with her Final 4 men, her choices from here only get harder and more emotional.
The three men who are still in the picture and fighting for Rachel's heart are Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL; Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA; and Peter Kraus, a 31-year-old personal trainer and business owner from Madison, WI.
[Spoiler Warning: Please do not read this article if you don't want to learn about the end of Rachel's journey on the show prematurely].
So let's start with the winner, the man who is currently engaged to Rachel, a 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX.
According to Carbone, Rachel selected Bryan as her winner at the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Spain.
Bryan allegedly popped the question with a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring and received Rachel's final rose. Based on comments Rachel has made in the press in recent weeks, the duo are still together and thriving.
Rachel is so happy in her current relationship with Bryan, in fact, that she told E! News she wants a wedding "sooner than later" and hopes the nuptials will take place "next year."
Rachel wasn't messing around when she decided to star on The Bachelorette's thirteenth season after getting dumped by Nick Viall on The Bachelor's 21st season. She made it very clear she was looking for her future husband and a man to settle down and start a family with.
Thankfully, Rachel said she's "definitely in love" after her experience on the reality dating show and can't wait to date her man in the real world once the final airs next month and the couple can go public with their romance.
"My sources... are sure she's with Bryan. And so am I," Carbone wrote in a June 5 blog post, although he initially reported an incorrect spoiler prior to The Bachelorette's May 22 premiere when he claimed Peter was actually the man who proposed to Rachel. "If they are wrong, I'm wrong."
So if Bryan won the season, who also made it to the end but finished in second place?
Carbone claims Rachel's runner-up was Peter, leaving Eric in third place. The spoilers probably aren't a big surprise to Bachelor Nation given Bryan has been a frontrunner from the start of the competition and Rachel has had her share of issues with Peter and Eric.
Rachel worried that Peter had walls up throughout his journey on the show and wasn't going to be ready to pop the question at the end of it.
Rachel also had some ups and downs with Eric, who admitted he had never been in love before or even brought a woman home to meet his family. Rachel feared that Eric was just infatuated with her and not experienced enough in relationships to know whether he's ready for marriage.
The next The Bachelorette episode is set to air on Monday, July 24 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC. So, according to the network, here's what will play out on TV.
Rachel will surprise the Final 3 guys in her hometown of Dallas by introducing them all to her family.
"One by one they will be put on the hot seat, as Rachel explores what her future would be like with these potential partners," ABC teases.
Peter will be the first man to meet Rachel's family, and he'll apparently waste no time gushing about his feelings for the Bachelorette. However, that doesn't mean Peter will be shy about his doubts and reservations about getting married. Rachel's mother may or may not appreciate Peter's honesty.
Eric will be the second man to be introduced to Rachel's loving clan. ABC says he'll immediately connect with Rachel's loved ones due to his "humble history."
Eric grew up on the tough streets of Baltimore, where many of his friends and family got wrapped up in drugs and crime. Eric knew when he was young that he wanted his life to go in an entirely different direction.
"But the fact that he has never been in love before leads them to question whether he is emotionally mature enough to see this relationship through to the end," ABC reveals.
Bryan will then receive his chance to get acquainted with Rachel's family, but his "overconfident manner doesn't earn him points," says the network.
It took Rachel weeks to convince herself that Bryan wasn't "too good to be true" since he always seemed to say and do the right things, so her family will apparently struggle with the same perception.
Is Bryan too smooth to be sincere or will the family be wrong about him? It will be interesting to see how Rachel's family reacts to Bryan's permission to propose marriage.
These men will be shown meeting Rachel's family in Dallas rather than a destination abroad because, according to Carbone, her sister was pregnant at the time of filming and couldn't travel abroad.
After much-needed time spent with Rachel's family, the spunky beauty will then sweep her bachelors off to the romantic wine country of Rioja, Spain for Season 13's overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
During these overnight dates, cameras are shut off and each couple is allowed private, uninterrupted time together. It's a chance for Rachel to truly get to know her Final 3 suitors behind closed doors, as people may not be willing to divulge very personal details about themselves on-camera for the whole world to hear.
Eric will kick off his date by accompanying Rachel on a helicopter ride over the region, followed by a visit to a beautiful monastery where the pair will climb up its winding stone steps and discuss their future.
Eric will have to dig deep in order to say, "I love you" to Rachel, and ABC suggests he waits until the dinner portion of their one-on-one date later that night to express himself fully.
Rachel and Peter will then be shown traveling to a vineyard in the Spanish countryside, where the couple will explore mystic wine cellars and receive their own personalized bottles of wine.
The pair will also talk about Peter's reservations when it comes to getting engaged and eventually married, however, it'll be apparent he's falling in love with Rachel.
A proposal "might be a tall order" for Peter, according to ABC. "The seriousness of the situation sinks in, and Rachel dissolves in tears."
Bryan's overnight Fantasy Suite date will not be shown during the next episode, but only a few weeks remain of The Bachelorette season.
"Rachel has different, but equally troubling, concerns weighing on her mind about these bachelors," ABC teased of the remainder of the season. "Will she gain some clarity and come closer to finding true love, or will more uncertainty and doubt surface?"