Setting the record straight. Rachel Lindsay responded to claims that she settled with fiancé Bryan Abasolo during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, August 8.
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The Dallas-based lawyer, 32, spoke up after cohost Ryan Seacrest read a letter sent in by a fan. “Rachel was clearly in love with Peter,” the note read. “Bryan was runner up. She chose him because he was willing to give her a ring…she should have chosen true love over a ring.”
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Lindsay didn’t mince words. “It’s so funny to me, I’ve never been one to settle or to be desperate for anything…that’s why I was 32 and still single. So like, when people say things like that, like Bryan was runner up, I’m like ‘no,’ I think you can clearly see that I have a lot of love for Bryan,” she said. “I never would have just chosen a ring.”
During the emotional Bachelorette finale, Lindsay said goodbye to runner-up Peter Kraus in a heartbreaking breakup scene. “I am in love with you. But I don’t feel that I am ready to ask you to marry me, tomorrow. I don’t want to stop being with you,” Kraus said at the time. Lindsay replied: “I want you to do it because you want to do it.”
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Some viewers believe that she said goodbye to him because he wouldn’t propose. Kraus reached out following their breakup, but Lindsay had clearly moved on.
“That was a closed chapter for me. My focus was Bryan, I chose Bryan for a reason,” Lindsay told Seacrest on Tuesday. “Peter had his chance.”
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