‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Defends Choosing Bryan: I Always Knew I Would Send Peter Home

On the Monday season finale of The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay shocked everyone by picking Bryan over Peter. And viewers are seriously pissed.

In a recent interview, she defended her choice and explained what viewers might have missed. She told The Hollywood Reporter,

“When it comes to Bryan, you obviously see that we’re very passionate with each other, but you don’t see the depth our relationship had. There was no drama. It’s crazy the chemistry that we have between each other and how compatible we are. I really wish you could have seen more of that. I wish you could have seen the essence of Bryan.”

She blames the show’s editing process for the reasons why viewers didn’t connect with Bryan.

“There were no arguments, so that’s not really interesting TV. There’s a lot of drama on the show so I think they decided to air that and leave out in-depth conversations.”

Viewers also found Rachel’s decision to be super hypocritical because she complained about moving too fast with Bryan and then seemingly dumped Peter for moving too slow (he said he wasn’t ready to actually propose). But according to Lindsay, that just wasn’t the case.

“I knew that I was already going to send him home, it wasn’t that I had to come to that decision that night. It was hard. I did care about Peter but it didn’t make me change my mind or question whether Bryan was the one. I questioned whether or not this is too fast, but I never questioned the person. Bryan was the person. I’m only in love with one person through that entire season. I wanted that proposal to be all about Bryan. I wanted him to be the focus.”

Well, we’ll see how long it lasts. Very few Bachelor couples have actually made into down the aisle, with most breaking up within the first year or so.

Meanwhile, Rachel insists that Bryan is “the one” and posted to Instagram,

“We found love in such a public way but the depths of our love is something that only we will know and will have between each other forever.”

Only time will tell.


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