'The Bachelorette' finale spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's bachelor winner and runner-up revealed
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/05/2017
The Bachelorette finale is approaching quickly and viewers will finally get to see Rachel Lindsay get engaged -- but for those who don't want to wait, here are the spoilers.
[Spoiler Warning: This article reveals the identities of Rachel's Final 2 bachelors as well as the man who won her heart, please stop reading immediately if you do not want to have the finale spoiled for you].
Rachel's The Bachelorette season is winding down, with only a few dates remaining in Spain before the Bachelorette must choose a winner.
The thirteenth edition will come to a close on Monday, August 7 with a three-hour event -- the two-hour finale and then the live After the Final Rose special -- that host Chris Harrison teases as "unbelievable" and "dramatic."
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Rachel chose Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, at the end of her journey on the reality dating show.
Bryan allegedly received Rachel's final rose and she walked away with a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring.
Rachel has gushed about being madly in love to numerous media outlets in recent weeks. Not only is she happily engaged, but Rachel plans to marry her handsome fiance at some point in 2018.
"When it gets down to the finale and the Final 2 guys, the last breakup is the most heart-wrenching of all time," an insider told Us Weekly. "They couldn't say goodbye, and even when they did, there were so many tears from her."
The insider alleged that after Rachel dumped her runner-up, he "collapsed and sobbed."
"She was torn until the very end," the insider told Us. "It's brutal to watch this breakup -- worst breakup in years on this show."
The third man still in the running for Rachel's heart is Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA, whose Fantasy Suite date with Rachel has already aired.
The finale will kick off with Rachel enjoying her Fantasy Suite dates with Peter and the Bryan.
"She asked about religion, whether they'd move to [Los Angeles], where she wants to live. She asked whether they wanted kids and how many, and if they wanted to send them to public or private schools," a source recently told Life & Style.
Not only did Rachel allegedly ask the guys about their credit scores, the insider added, "She also asked them, 'How much [money] do you make?'"
Based on the spoilers, if Rachel ended up with Bryan, it's no big surprise. Not only did he snag the first kiss of the season as well as the First Impression Rose, he's had the most healthy and consistent relationship with Rachel. Bryan is older than most of Rachel's other suitors, and his maturity shined when other guys were focused on drama in the house.
Carbone said the sources who had told him about Rachel choosing Bryan are the same ones who correctly informed him last year that Season 12's Bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher, selected Jordan Rodgers.
However, before The Bachelorette premiered on May 22, Carbone claimed Peter actually won Rachel's heart and popped the question.
Carbone later corrected himself, revealing that Peter finished Season 13 in second place and Eric placed third.
Peter probably lost Rachel because of his inability to fully let go while competing onThe Bachelorette. He was guarded, doubtful and concerned. While Peter expressed he was falling in love with Rachel, his feelings were the furthest behind when comparing him to the other two men.
Peter was also reluctant to propose due to the short period of time he had to get to know Rachel. He called the idea of getting down on one knee "terrifying," adding that he only wants to get engaged and married once.
Rachel made it known she wanted a proposal at the end of the process and not just a boyfriend, so it will be interesting to see if Rachel truly dumped Peter or had to let him go because his feelings never caught up to hers.
Eric appeared onThe Bachelorette never having been in love before, so Rachel believes he had the biggest transformation on her season. He slowly became more open and vulnerable before deciding that he never wanted to run away from love again.
Eric appreciated how Rachel challenged him, and in turn, Rachel loved his positive outlook on life and fun personality. However, Rachel ultimately discovered she had more of a friendship with Eric than anything.
The Bachelorette's Final Rose Ceremony filmed at the San Vicente de la Sonsierra Castle in Spain, Life & Style reported.
In a recent preview for the finale released by ABC, Rachel is shown agonizing over her final decisions.
"I just feel like I'm making a big mistake," Rachel admits in the clip. "I don't want to repeat what I've done in every single relationship... I want a proposal, [but] am I forcing myself to do something that I'm not ready for?"
Rachel's friend Astrid Loch from Nick Viall's edition of The Bachelor leaked some information that is consistent with Carbone's predictions for the end of Rachel's The Bachelorette edition.
Astrid appeared to accidentally spoil the ending during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight in which she said of Rachel and her fiance, "She's planning a party. There's After the Final Rose and then they are going to Dallas to have a party there. He gets to meet all of her friends and non-Bachelor people, too. And then they're going to Miami after that to have an engagement party there, too."