After another dramatic season of The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay can now share who she's engaged to! Last night's episode was a whirlwind of emotions, but Lindsay finally picked her man and fans were excited to meet her new fiancé: finalist Bryan Abasolo!
Abasolo popped the question with a heartfelt proposal, which Lindsay accepted. "Rachel, when I first stepped out of that limo I knew I was in for the ride of my life," he said. "When we first kissed it was literally like a chemistry bomb had just exploded and I just knew that first night with 100 percent certainty in my heart that we could definitely be something special. You are everything I could ever want in a woman, a wife, the mother of my children. I am completely head over heels totally and absolutely in love with you. I just hope you feel the same," he finished.
Aside from his sweet words, he also delivered in the ring category—Lindsay received a 3-carat ring with 80 round-diamond accents. The new bling is pear-shaped with a sparkly halo, and it's just what the bride-to-be wanted. "Apparently Rachel had talked about a pear-shaped diamond and this was her fantasy ring," shared Neil Lane, the ring's designer.
@therachlindsay Rachel my love, my rock!! It's felt like forever, but the wait is finally over!!! 🙏🏼 No longer do I have to hide the fact that you are and always have been the one for me! No longer do I have to keep secret how in love w you I truly am from the rest of the world! Hearing you say "yes" on the top of that castle in Spain was the greatest moment of my life! I was optimistic about what could be prior to stepping out of that limo but never in my wildest dreams could I had foreseen us building such a strong foundation and deep bond in the last 6 months. Every single day literally gets better and better with you and reaffirms that God placed you in my path for a reason. We've gone through so much...the ups, the downs, the challenges...but in the end, what shines above all else is the deep love, loyalty, respect and admiration we have for each other and that's what will continue to carry us through into our future. I can't wait to start our new life together full of fun and adventure! I am so blessed and lucky to have you and I promise to cherish you forever! I love you baby! #whenyouknowyouknow #thebacheloretteabc #bachelornation
As for her decision, Lindsay ensures that the result was in the cards. "At the end, it was not tough for me," Lindsay shared to People. "Going through it, I felt Bryan was perfect for me. Obviously, nobody's perfect—but perfect for me." Nevertheless, she said an emotional goodbye to runner-up Peter Kraus. "When I walked into Peter's hotel room at the very end, I knew that I was going to send Peter home," Lindsay told People. "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," she added. In the end, it was his hesitancy to get engaged that prevented Kraus from winning, she explained.
Congrats to Lindsay on finally going public—we can't wait to see how this relationship progresses!