Season 13 of “The Bachelorette” came to close on Monday night, with Rachel Lindsay finding love with Bryan Abasolo and the cute couple getting engaged with one of the show’s traditional Neil Lane sparklers.
Following the finale, Lindsay and her new fiance sat down with host Chris Harrison for the “After the Final Rose” special, where they opened up about their plans for their new life together.
While the couple want to live together, they aren’t yet planning their wedding, except in broad strokes. Abasolo said that they didn’t have any details on what their ceremony will be like, but they do know “a time of season.”
“She wants to do a winter wedding, and whatever she wants, she gets,” the lucky suitor shared.
“We’re not rushing anything. We just want to build our lives together in a normal sense,” Lindsay explained.
In fact, both of the lovebirds agreed that the one thing they are most looking forward to now that they no longer have to keep their romance a secret is a sense of “normalcy.”
Lindsay said that the pair are looking forward to being able to “stop hiding… little things… We just want to grab coffee and go to the movies.”
“I want to show this woman off,” Abasolo added.
One of the main roadblocks the couple’s love faced during their “Bachelorette” season was when Lindsay brought Abasolo to meet her parents, and they didn’t exactly fall for him like she did. In fact, they were pretty open with their dislike for him on the show. However, Lindsay said she’s not worried about it, and knows they will come around.
“I mean, my family is skeptical. That’s where I get it from,” she explained. “They just needed to get to know Bryan and see who he is.”
In fact, it was her parents’ outspoken dislike for her now-fiance that actually convinced her that Abasolo was the right man for her.
“[I knew] when I was defending him to my family, and when I was explaining why he means so much to me, and I told them that he was my best friend,” Lindsay revealed. “I shocked myself in that moment. He is the man for me. He truly is my best friend.”
Following “After the Final Rose”, Lindsay and Abasolo made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, where they played a “Bachelorette”-themed version of “Let’s Make a Deal”, and Kimmel gave her a choice: Stick with her new fiance OR choose whoever is behind door No. 2!
“I think I’ll stick with Bryan,” Lindsay said without much hesitation. It was a good choice, too, as door No. 2 revealed Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo, with a bouquet of roses.
“Yeah, you f***ed up,” Guillermo joked.
Lindsay also made sure to show off her shiny new hardware in a teaser snapshot posted to the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Twitter before the episode.
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