'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's winning bachelor and runner-up pick revealed!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/24/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers have revealed the details that viewers have been looking for when it comes to the ending of Rachel Lindsay's season, including the bachelor she allegedly chose.
[Spoiler Warning: Please do not read this article if you want to be surprised by how Rachel's The Bachelorette season concludes, stop reading immediately].
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Rachel selected Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, as her winner at the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Spain. In turn, Bryan allegedly proposed marriage to The Bachelorette's thirteenth-season star, which Rachel gladly accepted.
This means Rachel is hiding a beautiful Neil Lane diamond engagement ring until she's allowed to make her romance public after The Bachelorette finale airs on ABC.
"My sources... are sure she's with Bryan. And so am I. If they are wrong, I'm wrong," Carbone wrote in a June 5 blog post, although he initially reported an incorrect spoiler prior toThe Bachelorette's May 22 premiere when he claimed Peter Kraus was actually the man who proposed to Rachel.
Carbone says the source who told him that last season's Bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher, got engaged to Jordan Rodgers at the end of her journey is the same source who is convinced Bryan ends up with Rachel this time around.
Rachel has made it known for months that she is happily engaged to the man who received her final rose.
"He's more of a hopeless romantic than I am!" Rachel, a 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, recently gushed to People.
The twosome are so in love, in fact, Rachel revealed they're both hoping to get married at some point 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."
Peter, a 31-year-old personal trainer and business owner from Madison, WI, finished as Rachel's runner-up this season, according to Carbone's June spoilers.
While there may be some huge Peter fans out there, Rachel apparently made a choice in Spain that was best for her.
"I love my fiance," Rachel told People.
As shown on the season so far, Rachel was worried that Peter wouldn't be ready to propose by the end of the process since he kept walls up and admitted to having many "fears, doubts and concerns." While Peter was ready to enter a commitment, he didn't seem ready to put a ring on it.
With that being said, Eric, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA, placed third on The Bachelorette.
Eric definitely fell for Rachel on the show, but since she was the first woman he ever brought home, Rachel worried he was just infatuated with her. Eric also manipulated intent behind his words by saying he felt love for Rachel, rather than flat out telling the Bachelorette, "I love you."
The next The Bachelorette episode on July 24 at 8PM ET/PT will feature Bryan, Peter and Eric meeting Rachel's family in her hometown of Dallas, TX. Rachel and her trio of men will then travel to Rioja, Spain, for the conclusion of the dating process.
After recovering from Dean Unglert's elimination, Rachel will introduce her remaining three guys to her loved ones in Dallas, where the last Rose Ceremony took place.
"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, Peter won't be shy about his hesitancy to propose to Rachel so soon after meeting her, and the attorney'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 clan 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's visit is up next. While Rachel probably assumed her family would love the outgoing and personable Bryan, 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.
If Bryan asks Rachel's family permission to propose marriage, it will be interesting to watch the reaction.
These men allegedly met Rachel's family in Dallas rather than Spain because Rachel's sister was pregnant at the time she'd need to travel, so plans were altered to include the sister in the meet and greets.
After critical time is spent with Rachel's loving and protective family, 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 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?'"
Eric will kick off his overnight Fantasy Suite 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.
According to Life & Style, the insider said Rachel called one of her Fantasy Suite dates "amazing," while another was called "passionate."
"Rachel has different, but equally troubling, concerns weighing on her mind about these bachelors," ABC teases 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?"
ABC reveals that the overnight Fantasy Suite dates will prove to Rachel she has more of a friendship than a romantic relationship with one of her three suitors. Based on Carbone's spoilers, the man in the friend-zone will be Eric.