‘The Bachelorette’: Gabby & Rachel ‘Aren’t Competing’ but Will they be attracted to the same person? (Interview Tv Insider)
It was suspected that ABC was exploiting two women who had previously gone through the Bachelor ringer by having two Bachelorettes. Will they be attracted to the same person?
Jesse Palmer has been on Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's sides throughout this ordeal. During Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor, he was the host when their hearts were crushed in the dramatic double breakup episode.
And now he's their "cheerleader," as the two become the first women to co-star on The Bachelorette.
Gabby and Rachel's quest for love, which premieres Monday, July 11 on ABC, will take them into the unknown, according to Palmer. "We had no idea how this would operate or what to anticipate since we hadn't done it before," he says.
As Palmer and Bachelor Nation have now dubbed the "Rose Ceremony From Hell," viewers have an emotional stake in seeing Gabby, Rachel, and Susie Evans (the woman he ended up with) have their happily ever afters after Clayton's emotional betrayal.
However, the series has a track record of causing emotional upheaval. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin broke up their engagement in a memorable way. A camera crew documented the whole separation, which was broadcast live and uncensored on ABC.
It was suspected that ABC was exploiting two women who had previously gone through the Bachelor ringer by having two Bachelorettes. There will be no rivalry between them, according to Palmer.
He clarifies that they are not in competition with one another. The only thing I can tell them is that they definitely must rely on one other as friends to get through this.
"This is the first time two Bachelorettes have gone through the full season at the same time, "so two love stories, but two entirely distinct paths," says the host.
Through Clayton's season finale in Iceland, we witnessed their unflinching devotion for one another during the Rose Ceremony From Hell. To get through this, they will have to depend on one another.
By labeling Rachel and Gabby "very strong, tremendously clever," and "incredibly independent individuals who know what they want," the former NFL great claims they achieved their goal.
In other words, when did the program decide to have two main characters? They kind of didn't, to be honest.
They're friends, but Rachel and Gabby are quite different individuals and have very different expectations for their relationships. This means that "everything is sort out out there," as he says. "Will they be attracted to the same person? Is it possible that the same man has feelings for both of them? How will they meet men ?
Who's going out with whom, and where are they going? We had no idea about any of these things. This all worked out in the end because we chose to go for a ride on the lightning storm and let the roses fall where they may.
The self-made network of support that Gabby and Rachel have created has confirmed what Palmer suspected with Clayton last season: " There genuinely could not be two more worthy individuals to have this chance to discover love ".
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