'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's fairy-tale ending -- Who got her final rose? Who was the runner-up bachelor?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/22/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers have revealed all the details viewers want to know about the conclusion of Rachel Lindsay's season, including the bachelor she allegedly picked at the end of her search for love.
Rachel, a 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, is currently engaged to the man of her dreams -- the bachelor who just so happened to receive her final rose on The Bachelorette's thirteenth season.
The duo are so in love, in fact, Rachel revealed they're both hoping to get married in 2018.
"In this world, because we're getting to know each other in a different way, I want to wait at least a year from the time that we got engaged. So ideally, I'd like to get married next year, but who knows? We'll see what happens," Rachel explained to the magazine.
"He wants to wait a year too, but probably sooner. I think he's just following my lead."
[Spoiler Warning: Stop reading now if you don't want the end of Rachel's The Bachelorette season spoiled for you].
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Rachel picked Bryan, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, as her winning bachelor at the end of Season 13. In turn, Bryan allegedly proposed marriage, which Rachel was thrilled to accept.
Rachel probably can't wait to wear her Neil Lane diamond engagement ring in public. She's already made it known that she's excited to simply go out on normal dates with her fiance.
"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."
Carbone says the source who told him JoJo Fletcher got engaged to Jordan Rodgers at the end of Season 12 is the same source who is convinced Bryan ends up with Rachel.
Based on the details Carbone released last month, Peter, a 31-year-old personal trainer and business owner from Madison, WI, finished as the runner-up on Rachel's season.
Those results mean that Eric, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA, finished the season 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 wouldn't be ready to propose by the end of the season since he kept walls up throughout the dating process and admitted to having many "fears, doubts and concerns." While Peter was ready to enter a commitment, he didn't seem to want to put a ring on it.
As for Eric, the bachelor has been falling in love with Rachel, but he's never loved a woman before, which makes Rachel worry that he's just infatuated with her. Eric doesn't have any experience to compare this love to, so Bryan seems to be the solid choice, especially since he's the only guy who has flat out said, "I love you" to Rachel.
The Bachelorette viewers just watched Rachel eliminate Dean Unglert on the July 17 episode following the men's round of hometown dates, and her decisions only get harder and more emotional from here.
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 fans can expect to see.
Rachel will first introduce all three guys to her family in Dallas, TX, where the Rose Ceremony took place in which Dean was ousted from the competition.
"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 hesitation and reservations about getting married. Rachel's mother may or may not appreciate Peter's honesty.
Eric will be introduced to Rachel's family next, and 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.
Rachel revealed in her People blog that three men walked into her family's home and only two men walked out with a blessing to propose.
After critical time is spent with Rachel's loving clan, the intelligent Bachelorette 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 are willing to divulge more personal details about themselves off-camera.
"She asked about religion, whether they'd move to LA, 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," an insider 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?'"
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?"
According to Life & Style, the insider said Rachel called one of her Fantasy Suite dates "amazing," while another was called "passionate."
Time spent with one suitor, however, allegedly made Rachel realize that their relationship felt more like a really good friendship. Based on Carbone's spoilers, it's probably safe to say that person is Eric.