Rachel Lindsay is certainly a fan of this season’s Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr.
ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with the Bachelorette star throughout Wedspire’s Wedspiration 2018 occasion in Los Angeles on Saturday, the place she shared that she’s having fun with maintaining with ABC’s present season of the hit actuality present. Rachel discovered love throughout her personal season of The Bachelorette, getting engaged to fiance Bryan Abasolo.
“I’ve had the pleasure of assembly Arie, the key is out, like, I’ve met Arie earlier than,” Rachel mentioned. “I feel he is an amazing individual and I am actually excited for his season and his journey. So, I have been watching. It is nice to have the concentrate on another person, or off us, and onto Arie.”
In fact, some Bachelor Nation followers are nonetheless upset over Arie being the community’s pic for this season’s Bachelor — versus fan favourite Peter Kraus — and have taken to calling Arie “not Peter.”
“I’ve heard the ‘Not Peter’ factor,” Rachel, who emotionally despatched Peter house throughout season 13 of The Bachelorette, acknowledged. “I imply, let’s simply name a spade a spade, he is not Peter! He is Arie and he is nice in his personal proper, and I really like that he is holding his personal. He has his personal journey, separate from Peter, and I feel he is gonna kill it this season!”
As for the present girls competing for Arie’s coronary heart, Rachel undoubtedly has just a few favorites.
“I haven’t got any front-runners, however I actually have some favorites that I like,” she shared. “I like Bekah M. I like Becca Okay. The Beccas are killing it this season! And I like Seinne, and I like Tia in fact! She’s like a Raven 2.zero.”
Rachel additionally weighed in on the criticism that the contestants are considerably youthful than 36-year-old Arie.
“I imply, is not that the development, although?” Rachel identified. “Even I used to be on Nick [Viall’s] season — Nick was 36 years outdated, and many of the ladies have been of their 20s. There have been just a few of us that have been in our 30s. I really feel like, that is simply the development of issues.”
“I feel Arie could make his personal choices, and age actually is nothing however a quantity,” she continued. “Generally a 23-year-old can act like a 30-year-old and vice versa.”
Final September, ET spoke to Peter, the place he recalled his “devastating” breakup with Rachel.