Why does 'The Bachelorette' with two leads not impress Bachelorette alum Kaitlyn Bristowe?
by Ana Walia | Tue, 19 Jul 2022 20:19:24 GMT
Kaitlyn Bristowe isn't interested in The Bachelorette with two leads. Image Source: People

Kaitlyn Bristowe isn't interested in Season 19 The BacheloretteS with two leads.

The new season of ABC’s The Bachelorette (season 19) has returned with two co-leads, Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, and former Bachelorette alum Kaitlyn Bristowe is not impressed with how things are going on the show. 

The reality TV star and host of the ‘Off the Vine’ podcast, Kaitlyn Bristowe tweeted during the first group date episode of The Bachelorette premiere (episode 2) that she fucking hates the concept of two co-leads on the reality show and added that was she being dramatic before writing that she cannot believe that the makers are doing this to these women and men.

In the group date episode, Rachel Recchia admitted to the cameras that she felt that the guys who were there to compete for love were just having a friendly small talk conversation that one would make or have with their cousin and added that she was highly disappointed by how the group date was going.

The group date proceeded, and Rachel Recchia was shown struggling to locate her foot since she felt that her chats with the boys did not ignite anything, something that would help her find her love. It was also seen that Jason Alabaster told Rachel Recchia that he felt a spark with Gabby Windey and less with her. Later the audience witnessed Logan Palmer telling Rachel that she was brave enough to trust the process of finding love on such a prominent stage following a messy breakup with Clayton Echard on season 26 of The Bachelor, Rachel and Logan do connect at some point in the show, and the two do kiss.

Logan Palmer was also shown having a sweet conversation with Gabby Windey and they shared a kiss too. When Rachel and Gabby reconnected to talk about the dates, Rachel Recchia did tell Gabby Windey about the kiss with Logan whereas Gabby Windey refrained from telling Rachel about the kiss she shared with Logan, and pointing this out, Kaitlyn Bristowe tweeted saying that why does she feel that Gabby Windey did tell Rachel Recchia about the kiss but it was edited out? Fans were quick to point out that maybe Logan Palmer cannot be trusted on the show as much as he thinks and said that they are sure that the makers edited out the part where Gabby tells Rachel that Logan and she kissed too. 

At the end of Monday’s episode the co-leads gave out joint roses but the promo for the next week mentioned that the girls would make it clear which men are they interested in individually. Earlier this month, speaking at US Weekly’s ‘Here for the Right Reasons podcast, Gabby Windey mentioned that eventually the two of them have to go on their separate journeys because they are there to find their love and have their journeys which makes them in more of an environment that’s conducive to find the one. Gabby further added that she and Rachel are not going to end up with one guy because there are two of them but they would love to be there for each other and they hope the world does love them too.

However, the majority of the people who reacted to Kaitlyn Bristowe's post shared her opinion that neither of the two co-leads will be treated fairly by their format. After all, they had gone through on The Bachelor season 26, both of them entered this trip with a great deal of love and respect for one another, and Gabby Windey noted that they had witnessed each other's remarkable growth throughout their first experience. The leads of the show stated that it was simple for them to prioritize their relationship above all else, and she believes that it was the lighthouse that guided them on their trip.

The fans also got a sneak peek of next week’s episode where Rachel Recchia says that both women want to feel chosen and later adds while talking to Zach that their journey is all about finding love and she is probably going to remember the moment for the rest of her life. In the sneak peek, the audience saw Alec turning down the rose from Rachel Recchia and host Jesse Palmer stating to the guys that maybe this whole thing is just not working for them. Rachel, who seems disheartened, walks away from the cameras, mentioning that she is quitting.

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Gabby and Rachel shared their ups and downs of the journey, where they explained that they are crazy, never linear, great, and bad, describing that it’s a whole journey. Gabby Windey explained that the self-doubt-filled moment for her occurred during the first sentence and that it was probably due to the new format of the show and both of them wondering how they would proceed.

Gabby said that having two co-leads is overwhelming, a lot of responsibility, and one wants to take care of these men. She said the viewers will get to see a lot of trial and error. The women explain that both of their journeys are different and the way they love people is different, which, according to them, is going to be fun.

The Bachelorette airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.