'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's winning bachelor, runner-up and Final 3 revealed
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/14/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers have revealed what's to come on the men's round of hometown dates and how Rachel Lindsay's journey will play out from there.
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Rachel is so happy in her current relationship with The Bachelorette's Season 13 winner that she told E! News she wants a wedding "sooner than later" and hopes the nuptials will take place "next year."
Rachel is "definitely in love" and can't wait to go on normal dates that normal couples enjoy once this wild ride on The Bachelorette ends and the finale airs on TV. Rachel has been patiently waiting to go public with her engagement.
Yes, that's right -- engagement! Rachel'sThe Bachelorette edition ended with a proposal and a Neil Lane diamond ring. Rachel deserves a fairy-tale ending after getting rejected on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, so who is the lucky guy who stole her heart?
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Rachel selected Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, as her winner at the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Spain.
Bryan received the final rose and therefore asked the 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, for her hand in marriage.
"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."
The Bachelorette currently has four bachelors remaining -- Bryan; Peter Kraus, a 31-year-old business owner from Madison, WI; Dean Unglert, a 26-year-old startup recruiter from Venice, CA; and Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA.
Rachel's runner-up was Peter, according to Carbone. Peter allegedly finished in second place and left the show brokenhearted. However, Peter has been guarded in the reality dating process, so he probably left the show with some walls still up.
The next episode of The Bachelorette airs on Monday, July 17. Rachel will be shown traveling around the United States to visit each of her Final 4 suitor's hometowns in order to meet their beloved families.
Bryan's hometown date was filmed on April 20 in Miami, FL. Peter's date took place in Madison, WI, on April 22. Dean, whose date was in Aspen, CO, was taped on April 24. And Eric's hometown date filmed on April 26 in Baltimore, MD, according to Carbone.
Below are the details on what viewers can expect to see from hometown dates on!
ABC revealed the upcoming episode will feature Rachel visiting Baltimore, MD, first. Eric will take the Bachelorette to the rough neighborhood where he grew up, 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 is in awe of his "strength and integrity," according to the network, as he'll explain "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 will naturally feel very nervous and anxious. Expectations for her visit were probably set very high.
Eric will express his emotions to his family and promise to stop running from love, but will he work up the nerve to tell Rachel he's in love with her?
Rachel will then be shown visiting Bryan's hometown in Miami. Bryan will take Rachel to the famous Calle Ocho, where the couple will attempt to salsa dance, play dominoes and sample 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 teased, which was "a problem that broke up his last relationship."
Rachel will apparently try 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 will remain suspicious of the whirlwind relationship.
ABC revealed that Peter couldn't wait to introduce Rachel to his friends and his welcoming family, but Peter he'll still have 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 teased.
The last date that will be shown on the July 17 episode belongs to Dean.
The date will start out great, as Dean takes Rachel on an ATV ride. But the mood will change when Dean prepares 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 will stand by Dean during the difficult visit.
While Rachel will be more than ready to meet this "unorthodox family," according to ABC, Dean will "barely be able to contain his intense feelings toward his father."
After Rachel and other family members leave Dean alone to chat with his father, what the network says transpires from this heart-to-heart talk is "something that rarely has been seen before on The Bachelorette."
After the hometown dates, Rachel and her four suitors will travel to her own hometown of Dallas, TX, where the Bachelorette must make an extremely difficult decision at a Rose Ceremony allegedly filmed on April 27.
Rachel will be falling in love with all four men at this point in her journey, so ABC calls her decision "impossible." She ends up saying goodbye to one "devastated" bachelor, who will be 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 revealed.
Rachel and her Final 3 guys then allegedly take advantage of the overnight Fantasy Suite dates in Spain, after which Eric will be ousted from the reality dating competition in third place before the Final Rose Ceremony.