In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Bachelorette stars Gabby and Rachel tease the upcoming season of their show. They promise something that fans haven’t seen before.
Gabby Windey & Rachel Recchia revealed in anticipation of The Bachelorette’s premiere that the 19th season will be unlike anything that has come before.
Rachel and Gabby became friends on The Bachelor Season 26, where they were both competing for the love of Missouri native Clayton Echard. Clayton chose Susie Evans over Gabby, even though both made it to the final three. The two started dating after filming.
The friendship between Gabby and Rachel reached a whole new level at the last rose ceremony of the year when Clayton told them that he had intimately gotten to know them.
Fans were truly moved by the emotional embrace and support of both girls. Bachelor Nation was delighted when, during The Bachelor finale both Gabby and Rachel announced that they would be the next leads for The Bachelorette.
The season is a first in franchise history as it’s the first time that two female leads will be on the show at the same time.
In an interview with ABC News recently, Gabby revealed that season 19 of Bachelor Nation would be unlike any other. Gabby, when asked about the process, explained that, since both girls were the leads, they would begin dating the same men, and the story would “tell itself.”
Rachel said that Bachelor Nation will be experiencing a new season with many twists. The Bachelorettes Gabby & Rachel confirmed that they would keep many of the things they had done in the past, including rose ceremonies & dates every week.
Many fans were worried that the season’s structure could pit the two women in opposition to one another. However, the Bachelorettes assured them that this was not the case. They are still the best of friends.
The trailers confirm that the women will meet each suitor on the first night. It has also been rumored that each woman can still go on four hometown dates. This will result in twice the fun.
Bachelor Nation has its fans and critics. Andi Dorfman, an alum of The Bachelorette, even admitted she thought having two leads was sexist.
Both Gabby and Rachel are grateful for each other’s support as they travel their respective paths. The Bachelorette Season 19 will premiere on July 11 and will answer many of the fans’ questions about how this season will unfold.