'Bachelorette’s Bryan Abasolo Applauds Wife Rachel Lindsay’s Feistiness
Bryan Abasolo shared the secret of his happy marriage with his wife Rachel Lindsay on the Talking It Out podcast on June 28, 2021, with co-host Mike Johnson and guest star Jason Tartick.
The Bachelorette star stated his wife challenges him to be a better man and keeps him on his toes.
"I feel like for me, in my situation, Rachel just had like, an X factor, you know? She was a triple threat: brains, beauty, personality, great sense of humor," he revealed on the podcast.
Abasolo was full of praise for his beloved wife. According to him, she was a professional, had an amazing career and job, and basically everything he could possibly want in a woman, an engagement, and a marriage.
Citing Drake’s single ‘Make Me Proud’ lyrics which states "A little attitude will make that (expletive) last," he continued “Even a little attitude - I feel like you need a little attitude.”
He concluded by saying that sometimes a little feistiness is required to keep the flame alive.
'The Bachelorette' Love Story
Lindsay made history when she became the first African-American Bachelorette in 2017. Soon after, Abasolo, a Miami-based physician, and Peter Kraus, a fitness instructor from Wisconsin, were swiftly identified as her top two.
In the fifth week of the show, Abasolo won a one-on-one date with Lindsay after multiple group dates.
Finally, in the season finale, which aired in August 2017, Abasolo proposed to Lindsay by getting down on one knee, and she said yes. Following a two-year engagement, the stunning pair got married on August 24, 2019, in Mexico.
Soon after, in an October 2019 interview with US Weekly, the couple revealed they wanted to start a family. “We hope [to have kids] sooner rather than later. We’re not preventing it, but if we’re planning, next year,” Lindsay said.
Adding to that, Abasolo stated he would be an easy-going dad and would do anything the baby wants.
Lindsay’s View Regarding Editing of Her Finale Episode
On June 21, 2021, Lindsay (as told to Allison P. Davis) wrote an article for New York Magazine, detailing her experience on set as the first diverse cast in the franchise's run when she was cast as The Bachelorette in 2017.
According to the attorney, she was cast as an “angry Black woman” in both seasons — The Bachelorette (Season 13) and The Bachelor (Season 21). She alleged that The Bachelorette drama was more focused on race, which put her romantic storyline with the ultimate winner and now-husband Abasolo to the sidelines.
In a season 14 The Bachelorette finale blog she wrote to Us Weekly in 2018, Lindsay revealed she was not happy with the ending of her season.
She asked if the viewers recalled Abasolo expressing his joy before proposing to her and her crying because she was so happy to say yes. “The answer would be ‘no’ to both of those questions,” the television personality added.
Lindsay further explained that it was a shame that it was not telecasted. She continued viewers were more familiar with the events surrounding her split than they were with the acceptance of her proposal.
“I was placed on display for three hours and labeled an angry black female,” she said.
Adding to her statement, she noted, there would always be a stigma associated with her conclusion because it has been said that “when the truth is blurred by misinformation, perception becomes reality and all is lost.”