The time has FINALLY come for “The Bachelorette” fans!
After a four-month break without any programming from the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, (an eternity!), the 19th season of “The Bachelorette” will be cruising into our living rooms at full speed on July 11th!
This upcoming season of “The Bachelorette” will be a big one: for the first time, the series will feature TWO ‘Bachelorettes’ all season long.
Those lucky ladies are Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey!
Recchia and Windey were the last women standing on Clayton Echard‘s season of “The Bachelor” which aired this spring.
The Future ‘Bachelorettes’ Were Not Down For A Joint Break-Up
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The end of Echard’s season was no less than a hot mess; Echard attempted to break up with both Recchia and Windey AT THE SAME TIME after he had realized he was truly in love with the recently departed, (or so he thought…), Susie Evans. It took a few months after the season wrapped, but Echard and Evans eventually began dating and are still together!
Recchia and Windey were not here for the double amount of heartbreak they experienced after Echard opted to treat their splits like a double shift at the heartbreak hotel. Both women gave the ‘Bachelor’ a piece of their minds.
Windey, 31, was NOT about to let Echard say another word before telling him, “I don’t really have anything to say. Thank you, I know it was hard to come here and tell us, but I think you were too late. As for both of us, you could have thought about it before, putting yourself in our shoes. So that’s it, I think, for me,” as per The Blast’s recap of the finale.
Recchia was initially devastated after their break-up. She tearfully tried to get Echard to understand the extent to which she had fallen for him, as he silently looked on with an occasional nervous gulp.
“When you put me in this car today, I’m not going to just stop loving you!” she exclaimed.
Who Will Give These Two A Second Shot At Love?
— Dan Emerson 🇺🇦🏳️🌈 (@dscapp) June 8, 2022
Recchia wouldn’t be shedding any tears for much longer!
The announcement she and Windey would be sharing the Bachelorette title was made during the “After The Final Rose” special following the finale of Echard’s season, and needless to say, these ladies were ecstatic!
The previews for their upcoming season feature these two propelling themselves into their futures toward the prospect of falling in love.
According to People, Recchia and Windey will have 32 potential suitors! The official list of men we’ll soon be watching compete for these ladies’ hearts was finally revealed last night on social media.
After a long dry spell without Bachelor Nation on our televisions, fans were more than ready to take a peek at the list of men which includes an incredibly lucky duo who may end up engaged to our favorite Bachelorette babes!
It’s clear these guys had plenty to chat about with both Recchia and Windey; some have incredibly unique interests. The list features a fan of the classic game Yahtzee, a Disney devotee who digs going to the ‘happiest place on earth’ for his birthday, and, as Entertainment Weekly describes, a dude who was “A founding member of his high school’s breakdancing club.” Who doesn’t like a wide variety of interests in the dating pool?
Some fans, however, seem to already be bracing themselves for a wild season ahead!
— Bachelor Bob (@BachelorBob_) June 8, 2022
Bachelor Nation fanatics wasted no time weighing in on Twitter, putting their magnifying glasses to the test to figure out who was competing for the right reasons and distinguish them from those guys who are there just to increase their follower count- remember Brendan and Pieper from the latest season of “Bachelor In Paradise?” Shudder.
We’re thankful to the powers that be in Bachelor Nation for blessing us with this list of eye candy to tide us over until the season premiere of “The Bachelorette” on July 11th!