During a one-on-one conversation with Michelle in Week 2 of the process, Rick told the Bachelorette that -- despite what one bachelor had alleged -- none of the men in the house, whom he had become friends with by that point, had been questioning Michelle's character due to her supposed pre-show relationship with Joe Coleman.
Rick said the rat in the group must have been trying to win Michelle's trust by throwing the other men under the bus.
Michelle spilled the beans that Jamie Skaar had told her differently, which resulted in Michelle realizing Jamie had lied to and manipulated her.
Michelle therefore sent Jamie packing, and she seemed very appreciative of Rick's inside information and care for her well-being.
Rick received a rose at The Bachelorette's third Rose Ceremony of the season, and the smitten bachelor is hoping to receive more time with Michelle and ultimately win her heart.
Until viewers are able to watch Michelle and Rick's romance blossom on the show, let's learn a little bit more about this sweet suitor right now.
Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Rick Leach.
Rick works full-time for Bioventus. He began his job in April 2021 and has only held his position, based in Los Angeles, CA, for eight months.
Rick says he loves working in the healthcare industry and enjoys being able to provide value to his clients and their patients. He finds his job "rewarding" and says he's a quick learner who does everything with a purpose.
Prior to landing his new gig, Rick was a sales representative for Bioventus from October 2018-April 2021, and before that, he was an associate sales representative for the company from January 2018 to October of that year.