Rachel Lindsay Reveals Why She Didn’t Choose Her Runner Up

Published on August 8, 2017.
Source: ABC/Craig Sjodi

On last night’s Bachelorette finale, Rachel Lindsay gave the infamous final rose to her new fiancee Bryan Abasolo. Although their engagement was magical, it didn’t come without drama from runner-up Peter Kraus.

Lindsay opened up to PEOPLE magazine about how she knew which man was right for her and the moment she realized Peter was not “the one.” “When I walked into Peter’s hotel room at the very end, I knew that I was going to send Peter home,” Lindsay explained. “At that point, I knew it was Bryan. I did not want Peter to come to the proposal, pick out a suit, pick out a ring, prepare what he was going to say just to get turned down. That was really important for me, but I was thrown off by Peter because up until that point, he had expressed that he wasn’t ready to propose.”

After an emotional conversation, Peter did admit he would propose to Rachel if it meant they could continue their relationship, but Rachel knew this meant rushing Peter which could result in resentment. She added, “With Peter, I constantly got this push and this pull. What I hate so much is that it seems like the reason that Peter wasn’t the one for me is due to the proposal, and I think that it became such a big issue because that’s what happens at the end of this, but there were other deep-rooted issues in my relationship with him.”

Despite the drama, Rachel Lindsay has admitted she is more than thrilled with her decision to marry Bryan and how effortless their relationship is. “At the end, it was not tough for me,” Lindsay admits. “Going through it, I felt Bryan was perfect for me. Obviously nobody’s perfect, but perfect for me.”

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