Bachelorette Spoilers: What happens on Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's 'The Bachelorette' season? Who do Gabby and Rachel pick as their winners? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/06/2022
Bachelorette spoilers continue to leak out and unveil what's going to happen on the rest of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's The Bachelorette season -- including Final 2 spoilers, Final 4 bachelors for each woman, and if Gabby and Rachel got engaged to their winning picks.
Rachel ousted Hayden Markowitz, a 29-year-old leisure executive from Tampa, FL, at the cocktail party preceding the fourth Rose Ceremony of the season for comparing Rachel to his ex-girlfriends and allegedly calling the two Bachelorettes "b-tches" and "reactive."
Rachel also sent Jordan Helman, a 35-year-old software developer from Tampa, FL, at the Rose Ceremony.
Gabby denied roses to Kirk Bryant, a 29-year-old college football coach from Lubbock, TX, and Quincey Williams, a 25-year-old life coach from Miami, FL, at the Rose Ceremony.
And Logan Palmer, a 26-year-old videographer from San Diego, CA, accepted a rose from Rachel knowing that he wanted to date Gabby instead.
"I feel like a bad guy. I feel selfish, but I would be a fool not to accept a rose if it means I get to talk to Gabby," Logan shared after the Rose Ceremony.
"There's still hope, there's still time. I'm going to get it all out there... I'm just terrified. There's a chance this isn't received at all well. This could be a disaster and totally blow up in my face... but fortune favors the bold."
Gabby and Rachel have already faced their fair share of rejection, but it appears Rachel is going to be hurt again, once Logan reveals that he no longer wants to be "Team Rachel."
The upcoming August 8 broadcast will feature Gabby, Rachel and their remaining bachelors continuing their cruise on the Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady into Belgium.
A preview for the next episode shows Gabby on a group date with Erich Schwer, a 29-year-old real estate analyst from Bedminster, NJ; Michael Vaughan, a 32-year-old pharmaceutical salesman from Long Beach, CA; Nate Mitchell, a 33-year-old electrical engineer from Chicago, IL; and Spencer Swies, a 27-year-old graduate student from Chicago, IL.
It appears Johnny DePhillipo, a 25-year-old realtor from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, will receive a one-on-one date with Gabby and Aven Jones, a 28-year-old sales executive from San Diego, CA, will accompany Rachel on a one-on-one date.
Rachel will also have some makeout sessions with Tino Franco, a 28-year-old general contractor from Playa Del Rey, CA, and Tyler Norris, a 25-year-old small business owner from Wildwood, NJ.
And Rachel tells Gabby that something is "humiliating," likely referring to Logan's desire to switch teams and begin dating Gabby again.
"Actions carry consequences, and this really affected Rachel," says one suitor.
Rachel then cries to the cameras and laments, "I want to quit. I don't want to do this anymore."
The seven men left in Rachel's group are Logan; Aven; Tino and Tyler as well as Ethan Kang, a 27-year-old advertising executive from New York, NY; Meatball, a 25-year-old meatball enthusiast from Winnetka, IL; and Zach Shallcross, a 25-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, CA.
The seven men still vying for Gabby's heart are Erich, Michael, Nate, Spencer and Johnny as well as Jason Alabaster, a 30-year-old investment banker from Santa Monica, CA; and Mario Vassall, a 31-year-old personal trainer from Naperville, IL.
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The Bachelor franchise creator Mike Fleiss, who also executive produces the show, said in April there was "no drama" between Gabby and Rachel and the women helped each other find true love.
Gabby told People it was "a huge learning process," but Gabby shared that "the story will definitely show and kind of tell itself once it starts airing."
"I think people do know at this point that we do each have our own love stories," Gabby confirmed. "It was so nice to have each other to lean on and have that built-in support as we were moving through."
"I've heard it's going to be very different. And it's going to have a Paradise feel to it," Season 21 The Bachelor star Nick Viall alleged on his "The Viall Files" podcast of the season, which includes international travel to Mexico, Paris, Belgium, and Amsterdam.
"They said it was hell to film because they decided to have two Bachelorettes, like, last second. So the scheduling was for one Bachelorette. They had to jam it all in... The people I talk to, they hope they never do it again. Just because of the logistics."
Nick compared the format to two friends being at a bar, asking each other, "Who are you into?"
But Nick claimed there may be some overlap, with Gabby and Rachel potentially dating the same guy at one point or another.
"If it doesn't work out, like if, let's say Gabby was like, feeling it with 'Frank.' 'Frank' could be like, 'Rachel, sup?'" Nick explained.
"There's a little bit of like, options, right? And the thing about Paradise, what makes it different is people have options."
Jesse Palmer's dodged questions about if Gabby and Rachel fell for the same bachelors
Jesse wouldn't confirm or deny whether Gabby and Rachel fell for the same guy or guys at any point during The Bacheloretteseason, but he did tease that the dual leads had some "unexpected" challenges to overcome, E! News reported.
"It's not them competing for something," Jesse told the website, "but there were some raw, serious and honest conversations that had to take place."
But as Gabby and Rachel began falling for their bachelors and vice versa, Jesse previously teased, "They encounter circumstances and situations that no Bachelorette has ever had to encounter in the past."
Gabby and Rachel's The Bachelorette season may include "most dramatic" Rose Ceremony ever
Jesse told TooFab how there will are "several" contenders for the "most dramatic Rose Ceremony ever" this season.
"There's one in particular that I know is going to light up social media in Bachelor Nation, I guarantee it," Jesse said of a Rose Ceremony on The Bachelorette's upcoming edition.
Jesse also said The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All is sure to be explosive, as well as After the Final Rose, both of which have yet to be filmed.
"I'm not ready for it. I'm gonna take some time and get myself mentally ready, but there's gonna be a lot to have to digest, go back over and clarify and get closure," Jesse explained.
"Rachel and Gabby's season is not short on drama. That is for sure," he added. [And] as you know, Men Tell All, that's going to be an absolute circus... There's gonna be a lot to discuss, a lot of very difficult conversations."
Rachel and Gabby each have a set of Final 4 bachelors
Gabby and Rachel were both spotted filming hometown dates in different cities with at least seven men, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
In late April, Gabby was spotted filming in Bedminster, NJ; New Orleans, LA; Jupiter, FL -- three different locations.
And Rachel was caught taping hometown dates in entirely different destinations in late April: Salem, MA; Wildwood, NJ; Orange, CA; and Santa Clarita, CA.
Jesse made sure to note in an interview with Us Weekly that Gabby and Rachel had "two love stories, two completely different journeys."
"People are gonna need a notebook -- and take notes -- to try to follow who's dating who [and] what's going on," Jesse shared. "Because it's literally double the love, double the drama and double the fun."
Carbone reported three of Gabby's Final 4 suitors: Erich Schwer, a 29-year-old from Santa Monica, CA; Jason Alabaster, a 30-year-old from Santa Monica, CA; and Johnny DePhillipo, a 25-year-old from Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
But the spoiler blogger admitted he's "not 100 percent sure" of Gabby's fourth hometown date.
"In terms of Gabby's 4th hometown, I have a lot of circumstantial evidence that points to her having one with Justin Budfuloski... in Simi Valley, the same day Rachel had hers with Tino in Santa Clarita," Carbone tweeted.
"I just have never been specifically told or seen any pics/videos she did."
Carbone is pretty confident that Justin, a 32-year-old from Solana Beach, CA, received the fourth hometown date with Gabby, writing, "I really don't think Gabby only had 3 hometown dates, while Rachel had 4. That would throw things off and wouldn't make much sense."
While Carbone has yet to spoil the identity of fourth member of Gabby's Final 4 bachelors, the mystery man is not Nate.
Nate has come across as a frontrunner this season and had an amazing first one-on-one date with Gabby, but Carbone reported Nate got sent home right before the Gabby's hometown dates with her Final 4 bachelors.
"Nate does not get a hometown," Carbone wrote in an August 3 blog post. "He was home before then. Gabby sends him home the episode before hometowns."
Gabby told the cameras she wasn't sure if she felt ready to be a mother or if she ever wants to be a mother, and so it's possible Nate being a single father to a young daughter had something to do with his surprising elimination.
Rachel's Final 4 bachelors were reportedly Aven Jones, a 29-year-old living in San Diego, CA; Tino Franco, a 28-year-old from Playa Del Rey, CA; Tyler Norris, a 25-year-old from Rio Grande, NJ; and Zach Shallcross, a 25-year-old from Austin, TX, according to Carbone.
Carbone reported that Gabby and Rachel completed filming the men's hometown dates on May 2.
"You would have to ask Gabby and Rachel and I'd be curious to see what they'd be willing to share with you, but what I can say is that their journeys are nothing short of remarkable," Jesse teased.
"But at the end of the day, I think it was their friendship and their support of each other that really helped them through it all -- magically, somehow."
In a May 12 blog post, Carbone revealed that he received "confirmation" that Johnny DePhillipo from Gabby's group of men was already back home.
With past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the Final 3 person stayed in the final filming location until the show wraps.
Given Gabby and Rachel's season was still filming at the time, Johnny's return home would appear to indicate he was eliminated from the Season 19 competition at the Final 4 Rose Ceremony, which typically films in Los Angeles, CA.
Carbone previously received "circumstantial evidence" that pointed to Justin Budfuloski being Gabby's mystery fourth bachelor. But Justin's sister-in-law posted a photo of Justin with his family on Mother's Day via her Instagram account.
When the Mother's Day picture surfaced, Johnny had already reportedly been eliminated in fourth place.
And so Justin's early May reunion with his family seems to confirm Justin is not one of Gabby's Final 3 bachelor, nor was he in her Final 4.
"I assume Gabby took 3 guys down to Mexico and we know Jason Alabaster and Erich Schwer are two of them," Carbone wrote in his May 12 blog post.
"I have not been told Gabby only had 3 hometown dates. I believe she had 4, and one of them just never got out publicly. Still don't know who that third guy is."
According to Carbone, Aven Jones was eliminated in third place following Rachel's overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
Given Aven finished in third place, that means Zach and Tino were Rachel's Final 2 bachelors.
During the show's premiere, Aven promised Rachel that he was on the show for her, but Rachel was disappointed that he didn't go in for a kiss.
Rachel had the strongest connection with Tino right off the bat and even told Gabby that the rugged handyman is her "type." Rachel also thought Zach was cute after first meeting him.
Who Gabby and Rachel picked as their winners and ended up with hasn't been revealed yet
Carbone isn't sure whom Rachel and Gabby picked as their winner at the end of their journeys to find love.
"I don't know who they picked," Carbone wrote in a July 12 blog post.
"Last few seasons it's been much tougher to get the ending of the season as evidenced by not having Clayton's until the end, and also didn't have [Peter Weber]'s until the end.
Carbone also hasn't heard whether either woman is engaged. However, Rachel recently hinted her season ended like a fairy tale because she described her overall experience as "magical" in an interview with Us Weekly.
"It's possible" Gabby and Rachel both got engaged
Jesse said on Us' "Here for the Right Reasons" podcast that "it's possible" both Gabby and Rachel got engaged at the end of the season.
"I don't know how, [but] this whole thing just worked and I cannot wait for Bachelor Nation to see how it all unfolds."
Jesse noted how it will be "interesting to see" how Bachelor Nation responds to the new season.
"I can't wait for it, I think they're gonna love it. And so we'll see kind of where this leads down the road," Jesse said of Bachelor Nation.
Jesse also thinks "it's totally possible" The Bachelorette may star two women in one season again.