The “Bachelorette” journey or outcome was not what the lead Rachel Recchia had hoped for.
On the “Bachelorette: After the Finale Rose” episode, the 26-year-old blonde bombshell announced that her final man, Tino Franco, cheated on her weeks after the two got engaged, which led to an awkward reunion live on stage. Although the two tried to talk things out and get some answers, ultimately, the two ended on a rough note and did not work anything out.
Now, as the world is ringing in the New Year, Rachel is moving on, embracing her single life and starting off 2023 on the right foot.
Rachel Recchia Shows Off Curves
The 26-year-old grabbed the attention of her nearly 550,000 followers on Instagram after posting a photo to her Instagram Stories of herself in a bathing suit.
Rachel is posing in front of a mirror while wearing nothing but a bikini. While sporting a burnt orange and black printed bikini bottom paired with a burnt orange top, Rachel’s assets are on full display as she seductively looks into the camera while taking the photo.
The former “Bachelorette” lead recently moved to Los Angeles with close friend and Bachelor Nation alum Genevieve Parisi. The two have been embracing single life together as they continuously post photos and create TikToks, enjoying their single lives together.
Rachel Is Moving On From “The Bachelorette”
Regardless of how things ended between Rachel and her ex-fiance, Tino France, the 26-year-old pilot admits she does not need closure from him or that relationship.
“With Tino, the second I found out what he did, I’m like, ‘I didn’t need closure.’ I just wanted to know — I needed to know — what happened. I didn’t know what my plan was moving forward,” Rachel explained on the the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast.
“After our talk, I was like, ‘I don’t need anything else moving forward, because if someone could treat me like that… sitting down and telling me that I’m the reason he did that, I didn’t need anything else from him,” Rachel concluded.
Tino also spoke out on his feelings for Rachel weeks after the finale aired, saying “I really, really loved Rachel through the whole process,” on Nick Viall’s podcast, “The Viall Files”, adding “and I still think about her every day.”
He continued, “It’s just after everything that has transpired, I think the best way to put it is — I’ve moved on.”
Rachel Recchia Is Dating Once Again
“Well, obviously taking it slow, but I actually did go on a date last week,” Recchia told co-hosts Becca Kufrin and Michelle Young. “It did go well and there is a second date in the future.”
Rachel said the man she went on a date with was just “a random person” who “slid into the DMs.”
“We just went and got coffee. It was casual,” she added.
Rachel Recchia did not add many more details to the date, but she did tease that they “maybe” kissed.