All ‘The Bachelorette’ Spoilers You Need About Who Gabby & Rachel Pick in the End

All ‘The Bachelorette’ Spoilers You Need About Who Gabby & Rachel Pick in the End

Published July 12, 2022
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Bachelor Nation, the wait is over. The Bachelorette 2022 spoilers for Gabby and Rachel’s winners are here, and double the Bachelorettes means double the trouble

Gabby Windey, a 31-year-old ICU nurse from O’Fallon, Illinois, and Rachel Recchia, a 26-year-old flight instructor from Clermont, Florida, were contestants on The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard, where they were both eliminated in the final three after Clayton chose Susie Evans, a 29-year-old wedding videographer from Virginia Beach, Virginia, as his winner. Gabby and Rachel were announced as the season 19 Bachelorettes at The Bachelor season 26 “After the Final Rose” special in March 2022. The Bachelorette season 19 will be the first Bachelor or Bachelorette season to have two full-time leads. The Bachelorette season 11 started with two Bachelorettes, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson, but Kaitlyn was chosen as the sole Bachelorette by the contestants in episode one.

“It was a huge learning process for everyone because it was such new territory,” Gabby told People in July 2022. “But the experience Rachel and I had as Bachelorettes was so special and memorable. I don’t think we would have had it any other way.” She continued, “I think people do know at this point that we do each have our own love stories. Of course it was so nice to have each other to lean on and have that built-in support as we were moving through.” Rachel added, “It’s just really amazing. We both get to have our own journeys and our own stories, but still have each other along the way.”

Rachel also confirmed to People that there won’t be any drama between her and Gabby on The Bachelorette season 19 due to their constant “communication” through the process. “I think Gabby and I just went into it talking to each other and knowing that throughout everything, we just had to have communication,” she said. “And that really just worked for us throughout the whole thing.” Gabby added, “I think going in, knowing a little bit about it from Clayton’s season and stuff, I feel like we both had the attitude to put each other first. We know each other the best, our relationship above all is the most important. Plus a man that’s worth it isn’t going to have us fight over him, nor would we ever compromise our relationship for it.”

She continued, “It’s only natural to be attracted to the same guys, here and there. We’re human, but it would never be anything that Rachel and I couldn’t figure out on our own, especially always putting our relationship in the forefront of everything.”

As for how their season ends, Gabby and Rachel confirmed that they’re happy with the outcome. “I think we feel good honestly. And you learn so much about yourself going through this. So I feel like ultimately it’s just an amazing life experience together,” Gabby said. Rachel added, “I think we’re both so grateful to have been given this and to be there together. We’re both just really happy.”

So what happens on The Bachelorette season 19 with Gabby and Rachel? Read on for The Bachelorette 2022 spoilers about Gabby and Rachel’s winners and what to expect from the first double Bachelorette season.

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Read on for The Bachelorette 2022 spoilers including who won Gabby and Rachel’s season, who their runner-ups were and when their contestants were eliminated.

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In past Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons, the first three episodes filmed at the Bachelor Mansion in Los Angeles featured two group dates and one one-on-one date per episode. Because there are two leads for The Bachelorette season 19, Gabby and Rachel, episodes 2 and 3 feature one group date and two one-on-one dates, according to Reality Steve. Gabby and Rachel were both on the group date, but each had their own solo one-on-one date week before the Rose Ceremony.

Both Gabby and Rachel dated from the same cast of contestants and there were less eliminations at each Rose Ceremony than past seasons because there were two Bachelorettes. Gabby and Rachel also both had four Hometown Dates and three contestants in the finale similar to past seasons, according to Reality Steve.

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The Bachelorette season 19 filmed the first three episodes at the Bachelor Mansion in Los Angeles. The second location was Portsmouth, United Kingdom, where Gabby, Rachel and the contestants boarded a Virgin Voyage cruise that served as their mode of transportation and lodging as they sailed throughout Europe, according to Reality Steve, who reported that the stops included Le Havre, France; Paris; France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Belgium

Rachel’s Hometown Dates were in Salem, Massachusetts; Wildwood, New Jersey; Orange, California; and Los Angeles, California. Gabby’s Hometown Dates were Bedminster, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; and North Palm Beach, Florida. She’s also rumored to have one in Simi Valley, California. The Bachelorette season 19 finale filmed in Mexico, according to Reality Steve. See below for the confirmed locations The Bachelorette season 19 filmed so far.

Three contestants were cut before the limo entrances on night one, according to Reality Steve: Nick Gill, a 30-year-old singer-songwriter and realtor from Nashville Tennessee; Koy Schneiter, a 25-year-old sales representative from Waukee, Iowa; and Corbin Shaw, a 27-year-old safety manager from Birmingham, Alabama. Koy knows season 19 Bachelor Chris Soules, according to a 2015 post on his Instagram. While it’s unclear why Nick and Koy didn’t make it into the final cast, it’s believed that Corbin was cut before night one after a woman with the Twitter handle @tia_nikole tweeted in March 2022 that Corbin told her that he had to stop seeing her for three weeks because he was going on a “work trip,” which really meant he was filming for The Bachelorette.

“a man texted me last night and asked when i was free to see him again & then proceeded to tell he will be in arizona for the next 3 weeks so we will have to see each other after that… then why are you even bothering me rn??” Tia tweeted. She added in a second tweet,” YALL THIS MAN TOLD ME HE WANTED TO SEE ME AFTER HE GETS BACK FROM A WORK TRIP IN ARIZONA… WELL I JUST FOUND OUT THIS MAN GONNA BE ON THE BACHELORETTE IM SCREAMING DOFKFMRMG.”

Though Tia didn’t name the contestant in her tweet, Reality Steve confirmed it was about Corbin. “The guy she’s speaking about is Corbin Shaw. Nothing horrible, just funny how he acted like she wouldn’t know he was lying about going to AZ for work. Corbin realizes this show is televised, right?” Reality Steve tweeted.

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Justin Young, a 24-year-old from Brookfield, Connecticut, and the twin of Joey Young, may have a girlfriend, according to his Facebook profile, which listed his relationship status in March 2022 as “in a relationship” with a woman named Gabriella Kiszka. ” “Now it’s just a matter of if Gabriella wants to clarify the situation or not,” Reality Steve tweeted at the time.

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After the Rose Ceremony #3, Gabby and Rachel gave roses to the men they were interested in, and the men chose whether they accepted the rose or not. If they accepted the rose, they were put into that Bachelorette’s pool of contestants for the rest of the show. Reality Steve reports Rachel gave multiple roses that were rejected. 

“What I was told was that at rose ceremony #3 is where the men had to make the decision of who they were going to date going forward,” Reality Steve wrote in a post in May 2022. “Basically, right before travel started to Paris, Belgium, and Amsterdam at rose ceremony #3, Rachel and Gabby gave out roses to who they were interested in, and those guys would either choose to accept or not. I was told Rachel was rejected more than once.”

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Hayden Markowitz, a 29-year-old leisure executive from Tampa, Florida, is the villain of Gabby and Rachel’s Bachelorette season, according to Reality Steve. Reality Steve reported that Hayden became the villain of The Bachelorette season 19 after news he told his ex-girlfriend that she was “hotter” than both Gabby and Rachel, which the other contestants heard about and criticized him for. Hayden was also seen in The Bachelorette season 19 trailer telling Gabby and Rachel that he was more interested in Gabby than Rachel, which also created drama for him.

“Your ‘villain’ this season is Hayden Markowitz. And I use that term loosely because as we know, this toxic fanbase has a real issue with villains where they basically try and make their lives miserable,” Reality Steve wrote in a post on his website in May 2022. “But from what I’m hearing, Hayden got caught saying his ex was hotter than both Bachelorettes. And while that may be true in his mind, you let that known publicly and other guys in the house hear that, not only will they jump on you, so will the audience.”

Reality Steve continued, “So I don’t know in what setting he said that or how/why he shared that info, but he did, the other guys found out about it, and it’s not gonna go over well as you could assume. Also heard that when Hayden chose Rachel over Gabby, how he chose to inform Gabby he was into Rachel didn’t go quite smoothly either. So in this world, that makes him a guy that the others have an issue with, hence the ‘villain’ status.”

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Gabby’s final four on The Bachelorette season 19 include: Erich Schwer, a 29-year-old real estate analyst from Bedminster, New Jersey; Jason Alabaster, a 30-year-old investment banker from Santa Monica, California; and Johnny DePhilippo, a 25-year-old realtor from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, according to Reality Steve. Reality Steve also believes that Justin Budfuloski, a 32-year-old physical therapist from Solana Beach, California, is also in Gabby’s final four, though he couldn’t confirm it.

Gabby had Hometown Dates with each of her four finalists, according to Reality Steve. Erich’s Hometown Date was filmed first on April 24, 2022, in Bedminster, New Jersey. Jason’s Hometown Date was filmed second on April 26, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Johnny’s Hometown Date was filmed third on April 28, 2022, in North Palm Beach, Florida. Justin B.’s Hometown Date is believed to have been filmed last on April 30, 2022, in Simi Valley, California. Reality Steve believes that Justin B. is Gabby’s fourth finalist due to “evidence” he received that Gabby was with Justin B. in Simi Valley. Each of Gabby’s Hometown Dates was filmed a day after Rachel’s.

“In terms of Gabbys 4th hometown, I have a lot of circumstantial evidence that points to her having one with Justin Budfuloski this past Friday in imi Valley, the same day Rachel had hers with Tino in Santa Clarita. I just have never been specifically told or seen any pics/videos she did,” Reality Steve posted on his Instagram Story in April 2022. “I do believe she did have one. I really don’t think Gabby only had 3 hometown dates, while Rachel had 4. That would throw things off and wouldn’t make much sense.” See below for a full list of Gabby’s Hometown Dates.

For Gabby’s Hometown Date with Jason in New Orleans, Louisiana, they went to the French Quarter, walked by Jackson Square and threw beads from a balcony at the bar, Saints and Sinners, owned by Channing Tatum, according to videos obtained by Reality Steve. 

For Gabby’s Hometown Date with Johnny in North Palm Beach, Florida, they went to Johnny’s parent’s house. They also had a date in Jupiter, Florida, where they visited Jupiter Beach Park, according to photos and videos obtained by Reality Steve.

For Gabby’s Hometown Date with Erich in Bedminster, New Jersey, they visited Natirar Park and Erich’s family’s house, according to photos obtained by Reality Steve.

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Rachel’s final four on The Bachelorette season 19 are: Aven Jones, a 28-year-old sales executive from San Diego, California; Tyler Norris, a 25-year-old small business owner from Wildwood, New Jersey; Zach Shallcross, a 25-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California; and Tino Franco, a 27-year-old general contractor from Playa del Ray, California.

Rachel had Hometown Dates with each of her four finalists, according to Reality Steve. Aven’s Hometown Date was filmed first on April 23, 2022, in Salem, Massachusetts. Tyler’s Hometown Date was filmed second on April 25, 2022, in Wildwood, New Jersey. Zach’s Hometown Date was filmed third on April 27, 2022, in Orange, California. Tino’s Hometown Date was filmed last on April 29, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. Each of Rachel’s Hometown Dates was filmed a day before Gabby’s. See below for a full list of Rachel’s Hometown Dates.

For Rachel’s Hometown Date with Aven in Salem, Massachusetts, they went to the restaurant Finz and road a horse carriage to the magic store Crow Haven, according to videos obtained by Reality Steve. 

For Rachel’s Hometown Date with Tyler in Wildwood, New Jersey, they visited the Wildwoods Boardwalk, where they played games and rode rides, according to photos and videos obtained by Reality Steve.

For Rachel’s Hometown Date with Zach in Orange, California, they visited fire department and kissed in the front seat of a fire truck while in firefighter suits, according to videos obtained by Reality Steve.

For Rachel’s Hometown Date with Tino in Los Angeles, California, they visited Castaic Lake. They also had dinner at Tino’s parents; house in Santa Clarita, California, according to Reality Steve.

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The Bachelorette season 19 contestants from Gabby and Rachel’s season on Bachelor in Paradise season 8 are: Jacob Rapini, a 27-year-old mortgage broker from Scottsdale, Arizona; Johnny DePhilippo, a 25-year-old realtor from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Logan Palmer, a 26-year-old videographer from San Diego, California; Tyler Norris, a 25-year-old small business owner from Wildwood, New Jersey; Hayden Markowitz, a 29-year-old leisure executive from Tampa, Florida; and Joey and Justin Young, 24-year-old twins from Brookfield, Connecticut.

Jacob, Johnny and Logan are a part of the original Bachelor in Paradise season 8 cast who arrive on day one. Tyler came in after Rose Ceremony #2. Hayden, Joey and Justin came in after Rose Ceremony #3. Tyler came in as part of a twist similar to Casa Amor in Love Island, where the men and women were separated from their couples and taken to new beaches for one day, where they date five new contestants to test their original relationships. According to Reality Steve, Jacob is the villain of Bachelor in Paradise season 8.

“Jacob Rapini, on both Rachel/Gabby’s season and on BIP. Apparently this guy is making quite a name for himself, but not in the most positive way. We all know there are levels of villainy on this show, but Jacob is definitely going to have that attached to him on both seasons. We’ll see how bad it ends up being,” Reality Steve wrote in a post in June 2022.

Three contestants from Gabby and Rachel’s season made it to the end of Bachelor in Paradise season 8: Logan, Tyler and Johnny. At the end of Bachelor in Paradise season 8, Logan and Kate Gallivan, a contestant from The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard, broke up; Tyler and Brittany Galvin, a contestant from The Bachelor season 25 with Matt James, didn’t get engaged but left together; and Johnny and Victoria Fuller, a contestant from The Bachelor season 24 with Peter Weber, got engaged.

See below for a full list of Bachelor in Paradise season 8 contestants from The Bachelorette season 19 with Gabby and Rachel.

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Who does Gabby pick as The Bachelorette 2022 winner? While he doesn’t know Gabby’s winner, Reality Steve confirmed that Gabby’s final three include: Erich Schwer, a 29-year-old real estate analyst from Bedminster, New Jersey; Jason Alabaster, a 30-year-old investment banker from Santa Monica, California. He also believes that Justin Budfuloski, a 32-year-old physical therapist from Solana Beach, California, is also likely in Gabby’s final three. He confirmed that Gabby eliminated her fourth-place finalist, Johnny DePhilippo, a 25-year-old realtor from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, after Hometown Dates. Johnny is also on Bachelor in Paradise season 8, where he got engaged to Victoria Fuller from The Bachelor season 24 with Peter Weber. Reality Steve also confirmed that The Bachelorette season 19 finale and Fantasy Suite dates were filmed Mexico.

TikTok account @zacharyreality also confirmed in July 2022 that both Gabby and Rachel get engaged in The Bachelorette season 19 finale. “Gabby and Rachel will both be getting engaged this season on The Bachelorette. I would never, ever say who it is, especially without a warning, but I will confirm there will be two rings,” Zachary Reality said. For Gabby’s engagement, it’s almost certain that the ring was designed by Neil Lane, a celebrity jeweler, who has created engagement rings for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since 2008. In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly, former host Chris Harrison revealed that Bachelor Nation couples have to stay together for a certain amount of time, otherwise they have to return the free engagement ring to Neil Lane. “There’s some rule, after a certain number of years, you get to keep it anyway,” he said. “But after months… it goes back.”

Lane told StyleCaster in 2016 that he doesn’t know where the rings go, but that he designs them with the hope that the couple to stays together. “I make rings hoping that people stay together forever, but after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what happens after that, I don’t know,” he said. “Where the ring goes, I have to say, I don’t really know. I just say it goes to ring heaven.”

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Who does Rachel pick as The Bachelorette 2022 winner? While he doesn’t know Rachel’s winner, Reality Steve confirmed that Rahcel’s final four are: Aven Jones, a 28-year-old sales executive from San Diego, California; Zach Shallcross, a 25-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California; and Tino Franco, a 27-year-old general contractor from Playa del Ray, California. He confirmed that Rachel eliminated her fourth-place finalist, Tyler Norris, a 25-year-old small business owner from Wildwood, New Jersey, after Hometown Dates. Tyler is also on Bachelor in Paradise season 8, where he ends up with Brittany Galvin, a contestant from The Bachelor season 25 with Matt James. Reality Steve also confirmed that The Bachelorette season 19 finale and Fantasy Suite dates were filmed Mexico.

TikTok account @zacharyreality also confirmed in July 2022 that both Rachel and Gabby get engaged in The Bachelorette season 19 finale. For Rachel’s engagement, it’s almost certain that the ring was designed by Neil Lane, a celebrity jeweler, who has created engagement rings for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since 2008. In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly, former host Chris Harrison revealed that Bachelor Nation couples have to stay together for a certain amount of time, otherwise they have to return the free engagement ring to Neil Lane. “There’s some rule, after a certain number of years, you get to keep it anyway,” he said. “But after months… it goes back.”

Lane told StyleCaster in 2016 that he doesn’t know where the rings go, but that he designs them with the hope that the couple to stays together. “I make rings hoping that people stay together forever, but after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what happens after that, I don’t know,” he said. “Where the ring goes, I have to say, I don’t really know. I just say it goes to ring heaven.”

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Who is The Bachelorette 2022, Gabby Windey? The Bachelorette season 19 leads are Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia from The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard. Gabby is a 31-year-old ICU nurse from O’Fallon, Illinois, who currently lives in Denver, Colorado. Her Instagram handle is @gabriela.windey. She was eliminated in the final three after Clayton chose Susie Evans—whom he eliminated the episode before but invited back to the show—as his winner, sending home both Gabby and Rachel. “I actually don’t know who you are at all. “I’m pissed because I spent the last two months away from my friends and family who actually give a shit about me, and you don’t,” Gabby told Clayton after he eliminated her. She continued, “You asked me to stay because you were pissed because Susie left and your pride was hurt.” She also added during the “After the Final Rose” special, “Watching it back, everything is so muddled, and you are clearly pitting us against each other. It really seems like a competition, which I had expressed to you that I didn’t want to be a part of.”

So who is The Bachelorette 2022, Gabby Windey? Gabby listed her job on The Bachelor as an “ICU Nurse.” Gabby also worked as a registered nurse in the medical ICU at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, according to her Linkedin.  In an interview with The Athletic in 2020, Gabby opened up about what it’s like to work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re all leaning on each other, and it really becomes a new normal kind of fast,” she said. “All of health care is ever-changing because we’re always trying to make sure we’re doing things the best way, which comes with evidence-based practice and re-evaluating the way we’re doing things. So we are used to change. But it is hard and, of course, this is different because of the seriousness of it and how many people it’s affecting.”

She continued, “There is always kind of a thought and worry of working so close to it, there’s obviously a risk of transmission. But we have the suitable PPE and have been trained extensively how to take it on and off carefully so we don’t give it to ourselves while we’re taking it off. You have to be vigilant and you have to pay attention to what you’re doing at all times. “I haven’t had to reuse any other PPE, but putting it out there early on that we need to not be wasteful has really helped us now.”

Along with her job as an ICU nurse, Gabby is also a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos. In 2021, Gabby, who’s been cheering for the Denver Broncos since 2016, became the first woman to receive the Pop Warner Humanitarian Award, an honor usually given to football players. “Windey is the first female and NFL cheerleader in the history of the award, which has traditionally been awarded to NFL players,” Pop Warner Little Scholars said in a press release. (Kansas City Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif also received the honor.) “Both Windey and Duvarney-Tardif’s selflessness and commitment to helping others are an embodiment of sacrifice and teamwork, making them model representatives for young student-athletes across the nation.”

In her Bachelor bio, Gabby described her dream man as someone who has a “quiet confidence.” “Gabby is much more than meets the eye. Not only is she beautiful, but she also has a lot of substance, emotional depth and a wealth of lived experiences,” her bio read. “Gabby is looking for a man with quiet confidence. She doesn’t have a physical type but says that if he doesn’t have a personality, then it’s a hard pass. Her ideal man will challenge her, communicate his feelings and work hard to equally carry the weight of the relationship.”

Her bio continued, “The one nonnegotiable for Gabby? Whatever man captures Gabby’s heart must also have room in their life for her four-legged friend because she and her goldendoodle Leonardo are a package deal. While Gabby would love to find a man, she isn’t the type to lose herself in a relationship. She’s hoping to find a man who will love her for the independent woman she is.”

For her fun facts, Gabby listed the following:

• Gabby is terrified of humpback whales but would love to see one in person from a safe distance.

• Gabby loves to write cards.

• Stomping grapes in Italy is at the top of Gabby’s bucket list.

Clayton also wasn’t Gabby’s first Bachelor Nation relationship. Gabby is the ex-girlfriend of both Dean Unglert from The Bachelorette season 13 with Rachel Lindsay and Blake Horstmann from The Bachelorette season 14 with Becca Kufrin. Dean, who also starred on Bachelor in Paradise season 5 and 6, confirmed the relationship on an episode of his “Help! I Suck at Dating” podcast in October 2021. “She was, like, one of the main exes. She was my girlfriend from college,” he said. “Producers called me and were like, ‘Hey, we’re thinking of casting this person — what do you think of her? We know that you dated 10 years ago.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, she’s great. If she gets selected for the show, she’ll either win the show or she’ll be the next Bachelorette.’ And I firmly believe that.”

Blake, who was also on Bachelor in Paradise season 6, also confirmed that he dated Gabby for a “couple months” on an episode of the “Behind the Rose” podcast in October 2021. “We like the same girls, man. I didn’t know Dean until obviously, like, 2018, but Gabby was a good friend of one of my very good friends from college, they were roommates,” he said. “I met Gabby long before I was on The Bachelorette, like, I want to say maybe 2015 or 2016. We hung out for a little bit, so I know her very well. And Dean, I don’t know how it came up, but one time, me and Dean were sitting there — I think we were in Buffalo, and he mentioned Gabby — and I was like, ‘How do you know Gabby?’ And he was like, ‘Dude, she was, like, my girl in college, you know, we were in love and blah blah.’”

He continued, “She’s fun. She has a very outgoing personality, very loud, like, when she walks into a room, you know she’s in a room. You never know if the lead is going to be into something like that. You never know if they like the more shy, quiet type or they like the loud, outgoing type, but she’s definitely very loud, very outgoing, she has a lot of friends. So if Clayton’s into that, I see her getting hometowns, for sure. She’s a beautiful woman. … They’re gonna have the football player, cheerleader story line.”

In an interview on the “Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast in January 2022, Gabby claimed that she and Blake “hung out for a little” but weren’t ever in an official relationship. “Blake and I had mutual friends,” Gabby said, noting that they met after she graduated from college in 2014. “We never actually went on a date. There was no drinks paid for. No dinner paid for. [Blake’s] saying we dated… He’s definitely friends of friends. You know, we had spent time together and stuff but definitely no, like, official dating, like, no really kind of formal, no exclusivity and again, it was a really long time ago.”

She called Dean, however, one of her “first loves.” “It was just so long ago,” she said. “It’s a distant past from my experience on ‘The Bachelor’ and you know, Clayton [Echard] and I’s story, it’s very much its own thing. I’m always really grateful that it was so far in the past, so I could focus more on Clayton and kind of separate [that].”

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Who is The Bachelorette 2022, Rachel Recchia? The Bachelorette season 19 leads are Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey from The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard. Rachel is a 26-year-old flight instructor from Clermont, Florida, near Orlando. Her Instagram handle is @pilot.rachel. She was eliminated in the final three after Clayton chose Susie Evans—whom he eliminated the episode before but invited back to the show—as his winner, sending home both Rachel and Gabby. During the “After the Final Rose” special, Gabby accused Clayton of never actually loving her because of the “disrespect” he showed her and Gabby and how he eliminated them with a “group breakup.” “It was almost as if you cast us aside as quickly as you could to [get to] the person you loved the most,” she said. Rachel also asked Clayton if he told her he loved her so he could sleep with her. “You told me that I was the first person that you said ‘I love you’ to in six years. I had no reason to ever doubt you,” she said. “So did you tell me that you were in love with me because you wanted to sleep with me?” Clayton denied this.

So who is The Bachelorette 2022, Rachel Recchia? Rachel listed her job on The Bachelor as a “Flight Instructor.” Her Instagram bio also lists her job as a pilot, as well as her Instagram handle @pilot.rachel. According to her Instagram, Rachel has flown in locations like Columbus, Ohio; Athens, Ohio; Springfield, Missouri; and Lakeland, Florida. She was also attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she was a cheerleader.

In her Bachelor bio, Rachel described herself as a “hopeless romantic” who is looking for someone “nurturing, empathetic” and “respectful.” “Rachel is a fearless frequent flyer looking for a man who will travel the world with her,” her bio reads. “After recently earning her private pilot license, the future is nothing but sunny skies ahead for Rachel and now she is hoping to find a co-pilot that matches her sense of adventure. As a hopeless romantic, Rachel is looking for someone who is as playful, passionate and spontaneous as she is. He should be nurturing, empathetic and MUST be respectful in all facets of life – to her, to family, and especially to waiters. In the end, Rachel wants to find crazy, insane love that makes sense to no one else but her and her soul mate.”

For her fun facts, Rachel listed the following:

• Rachel could live off of Flaming Hot Cheetos.

• Rachel can’t wait to read the Harry Potter series with her kids one day.

• Rachel once organized a flash mob in high school

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Who is in The Bachelorette 2022 cast? See below for the full list of contestants on The Bachelorette season 19.

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Who is The Bachelorette 2022 host? The Bachelorette season 19 host is Jesse Palmer, who was the season 5 Bachelor in 2004 and was the youngest Bachelor in Bachelor Nation history at 24 years old. Jesse hosted his first Bachelor franchise show in 2022 with The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard. During The Bachelor season 5 finale, Jesse gave his Final Rose to Jessica Bowlin, but didn’t propose to her. Jesse and Jessica continued to date, but ended their relationship a few weeks after the finale of their Bachelor season aired. In June 2020, Jesse and his girlfriend, Emely Fardo, married in an intimate wedding in New York City. Jesse told Us Weekly in November 2021 that he and Emely planned to marry in Provence, France, before the current health crisis cancelled their wedding date. “We had originally planned a wedding in Provence, France, for summer 2020, which was postponed until summer of 2021 due to the pandemic, but we didn’t want to wait any longer,” he said at the time. “So, we had a small, private and intimate ceremony with close friends who lived in New York City.”

Jesse graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played football for the Florida Gators, in 2001 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science and a bachelor’s of science degree in marketing. After graduation, Jesse was drafted by the National Football League to play for the New York Giants. He played with the team for four seasons from 2001 to 2005 as a quarterback. After the New York Giants, Jesse was drafted by the Canadian Football League to play for the Montreal Alouettes. He played with the team until 2005 when he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He then resigned with the Montreal Alouettes in 2006 before he retired from football in 2007 to pursue a broadcasting career. Since his broadcasting career started, Jesse has worked with networks like Fox, NFL Network, ESPN, ABC and SEC Network. He’s also guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and made guest appearances on shows like Recipe to Riches and Good Morning America, and hosted the Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and Holiday Baking Championship.

Jesse was announced as The Bachelor season 26 host in September 2021. “For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own,” he said at the time. “Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey.” The announcement came after Chris Harrison, the former host of Bachelor Nation, confirmed in June 2021 that he had retired as the franchise’s host after 19 years. “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” he wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”

Deadline reported at the time that Chris received a mid-range, eight-figure settlement as part of exit plan with ABC, the network that airs the Bachelor franchise, and Warner Bros. Television, the company that produces the Bachelor shows. The magazine also reported that Harrison’s settlement included a nondisclosure agreement. Chris’ decision to retire as Bachelor Nation’s host came after he was slammed for his response to season 25 Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s racism scandal in February 2021. Rachael, the winner of Matt James’ season, faced backlash at the time when photos resurfaced of her at an Old South Antebellum-themed party at Georgia College in 2018. Before the pictures went viral, Rachael was already under controversy after her former high school classmate accused her on TikTok of bullying her and other students for dating Black men. Other TikTok users then exposed Rachael for liking social media photos of her friends in culturally insensitive costumes and with Confederate flags.

Chris came under controversy after he was interviewed about the scandal by season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra. During the interview, Chris asked fans to give Rachael “grace” and explained that he didn’t find the Antebellum party photos offensive because they just looked like pictures a college student takes at a party. Harrison also questioned whether the photos would be considered racially insensitive in 2018 when they were taken. After the interview, many fans slammed Harrison and accused him of excusing Rachael’s behavior.

ABC confirmed in March 2021 that Chris wouldn’t host season 17 of The Bachelorette and would be replaced by Tayshia and Kaitlyn. “Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette,” ABC said in a statement at the time. “We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season. As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within The Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.” He officially retired as the Bachelor Nation’s host in June 2021.

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To get more of an inside scoop, check out Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman’s book, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure, for a deep dive into the Bachelor franchise. The book uncovers the secrets of Bachelor Nation, from how much the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are paid to the rules contestants have to follow, that producers don’t want fans to know. It’s a must-read for any Bachelor Nation member.

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