Aven, Rachel's runner-up The Bachelorette bachelor, then surprised her onstage and asked her out for a drink so they could "catch up" -- and Rachel said she'd absolutely love to.
In late September, Rachel said on Live with Kelly and Ryan that she'd like "to see where things go" with Aven, and now she's revealing the latest on their romance.
"With Aven, I just care about him so much that I genuinely just want him to be happy in whatever capacity that is with me or, like, whatever it is. I just really want to see him just thriving," Rachel told Kaitlyn Bristowe.
"So what's to come? I don't know. I mean, I'm definitely, definitely open to seeing what happens, but it's two people [and] we've been through so much."
Given Rachel and Aven went through a lot on the show, Kaitlyn pointed out how they would certainly have "a rocky foundation" starting out now in the real world.
"I wish I had something to tell you [about us]... We can do whatever we want now. We're kind of off the show," Rachel said.
"But I just got back to L.A. from everything that happened [on the] show -- New York, I was in Vegas. So I think we're both kind of just going to see where it goes -- if it goes anywhere. I'll keep you updated."
"I'm just open to whatever is happening right now and taking things day by day," Rachel shared, adding how she feels lucky at this point in her life for everything she has.
Rachel previously shared how Aven -- whom Gabby called Rachel's "knight in shining armor" -- was extremely supportive of her during her The Bachelorette journey and all of its ups and downs.
Rachel clearly isn't dating Aven right now, at least not seriously, and she clarified, "I'm not actively trying to date at all."
"But I do feel like I'm not in a position where I'm, like, so broken that I need months to heal," she continued on the podcast. "That's the consensus I've seen online -- 'she needs to heal.'"
Rachel insisted that she's "okay" and has been working on herself.
"I've been broken up with [Tino] since before you guys knew. So I do feel like I am in the spot where I do want that, but I'm not, like, on the dating apps," Rachel said.
She added, "I don't want to start doing that yet. Because it's so sad to me that's where I'm at, honestly... Going two full seasons and then to end up right back where you started? That's where it's frustrating."
On potentially starring on The Bachelorette again, Rachel said she'd definitely do the show if she could be guaranteed to find her person.
On Part 1 of The Bachelorette Season 19 finale, Rachel broke up with Aven because he admitted he didn't feel ready to propose marriage at the Final Rose Ceremony.
Aven said, after meeting Rachel's family, that he was falling in love with Rachel and wanted to continue dating her after the show more than anything.
But it wasn't enough for Rachel, who said she wanted her final bachelor to be totally sure about her and confident in their relationship.
Aven admitted he got "caught up" in the process a little bit but definitely saw his future with Rachel. He said he just wanted the timing of their engagement to be perfect and feel natural.
Aven told Rachel before leaving the show that he was never going to get over their split, and he apologized on Part 1 of The Bachelorette finale for hurting her and leading her on with all of their Fantasy-Suite engagement talk.
Rachel told Aven that she respected his honesty and he ultimately had every right to feel the way he did while filming. Rachel even pardoned Aven from having to apologize to her.
"You were perfect... but you can't really look back," Rachel concluded on Part 1 of the finale.
"I'm really happy to see you, and I really just wish you nothing but the best."
Rachel's engagement to Tino fell through because he had cheated on her with another woman.
When Rachel and Tino were going through a tough time after filming ended, Tino apparently kissed a former flame after a night out at the bar.
Tino claimed that he regretted the kiss immediately and wanted to spend the rest of his life with Rachel, but Rachel decided their relationship was over, especially after Tino -- whether it was intentional or not -- placed some of the blame on her for his mistakes.