'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's Final 4 guys and winning bachelor
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/09/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers for Rachel Lindsay's edition of the ABC reality dating show are out there -- which means viewers don't need to wait until of the end of the season to find out how her search for love concluded.
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading if you don't want to learn which bachelor Rachel picks in the end and which bachelors make it to her Final 4].
The Bachelorette's 13th season wrapped filming on May 11 in Spain, and Rachel picked Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, at the final Rose Ceremony, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
After Rachel gave Bryan her final rose, the chiropractor allegedly proposed marriage with a Neil Lane diamond ring. Rachel is therefore currently engaged to Bryan.
The man who came very close to winning Rachel's heart was Peter Kraus, a 31-year-old business owner from Madison, WI, who allegedly finished as the runner-up.
As for Rachel's remaining Final 4 suitors, Carbone says Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA, finished in third place, while Dean Unglert, a 26-year-old startup recruiter from Venice, CA, placed fourth.
Carbone initially released spoilers for Rachel's The Bachelorette season on May 17, which was five days before the show premiered.
However, prior to The Bachelorette's May 22 debut on ABC, Carbone initially insisted with complete confidence that Peter -- not Bryan -- was actually the man who got engaged to Rachel at the end of her season.
Although he did not reveal the runner-up at the time, Carbone had boasted the outcome of the finale was not a "prediction" or a "guess," so fans were led to believe for several weeks that Rachel chose Peter as her future husband.
It wasn't until his June 5 blog post that Carbone changed his tune and shocked readers by announcing he was wrong about Peter being the person who proposed to Rachel on Season 13.
"I'm sure all the Rachel/Peter fans are about to go into cardiac arrest, but I'm here to tell you -- the spoiler I posted on May 17th was wrong. Rachel is engaged to Bryan Abasolo," Carbone wrote earlier this week.
"And there's no point to tell you I'm 100% solid, 1000% solid, or a million % solid on this, because I basically said that about Peter. That was wrong... The bottom line is my source was initially wrong when they told me it was Peter, they corrected themselves, and are sure she's with Bryan now. And so am I. If they're wrong, I'm wrong."
So with Bryan finishing first and Peter placing second, Carbone said Rachel sent Eric packing in third place after he met her family in Dallas, TX, along with Peter and Bryan.
Rachel's hometown date was a departure from seasons past which featured the Final 3 guys traveling to an exotic destination for overnight Fantasy Suite dates and only the Final 2 meeting the Bachelorette's family.
The change in format this time around was because Rachel's sister was pregnant when the finale filmed in Spain, claims Carbone, which ultimately prevented her from getting on a plane.
In an interesting twist, Rachel's hometown date in Dallas was allegedly filmed at a luxury house that is currently up for sale for $3.85 million instead of her parents' actual home.
Now for Dean. Rachel eliminated him when determining her Final 3 suitors after the men's round of hometown dates, according to Carbone.
Since we're only a few weeks into The Bachelorette process, let's go over what we know about Rachel's Final 4 suitors so far.
Bryan, the smooth, Spanish-speaking Colombian guy, earned the first kiss of the season from Rachel as well as her coveted First Impression Rose. Rachel called Bryan the "good kind of trouble" upon meeting him.
Although Bryan and Rachel didn't enjoy a date in Week 2, the following week, Bryan accompanied the Bachelorette on a group date to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guys had to dance with their shirts off for the audience, and Bryan's moves stood out.
Peter stepped out of a limo first and also received the first rose at the season's first Rose Ceremony. On their one-on-one date this season, Rachel and Peter enjoyed a festival for dogs as well as a fireworks display after a romantic dinner.
Rachel later wrote in her blog that Peter, a Wisconsin native who owns the fitness company called Worth Training, ignited fireworks in her heart on the night of their date. He also impressed Rachel on the Ellen show group date.
Eric actually met Rachel before The Bachelorette began taping when he appeared on Nick Viall's The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special along with several other men. Eric, a personal trainer and the CEO of EBiggsWay Training, has made waves in the house by questioning Rachel's sincerity on the show.
Eric didn't think he did anything wrong by being open and vulnerable with his feelings as well as his opinions, but he's rubbing a lot of guys the wrong way -- including Lee Garrett, Iggy Rodriguez, and Bryce Powers. Eric snagged the group date rose after all the men had to mud wrestle each other.
And then there is Dean, a lead recruiter for StartupTAP in Los Angeles who boasts a big and memorable smile.
Dean competed in the group date dubbed "Husband Material" and also tried his best during the mud-wrestling group date. Dean previously won a group date rose and he managed to make a big impression on a couple of Rachel's best friends, Jasmine Goode and Raven Gates.