Mike Johnson Hopes Gabby, Rachel Get Into Bachelorette Love Triangle

As Bachelor Nation ponders how Gabby Windey Rachel Recchia’s joint season of The BacheloretteWill work, former contestant Mike JohnsonYou are ready for the drama.

“I really would love to see a love triangle between one of the contestants and then the two Bachelorette leads,” Mike, 34, exclusively told Us Weekly on the “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast while promoting the “Talking It Out” podcast.

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The BacheloretteSeason 15 alum revealed that he and his cohost have a new season Bryan Abasolo have the “hottest takes” on their podcast, but the BacheloretteSeason 13 winner pointed out how similar Rachel and Gabby appear.

“They seem like they’re best friends. They’re obviously relying on each other and leaning on each other throughout this entire journey, but I gotta figure there’s gonna be one guy that’s gonna walk in that’s gonna knock their socks off and they’re maybe gonna veer both toward him,” Bryan said. “Like Mike said, maybe a love triangle, maybe they’ll butt heads, but at the end of the day, I just hope that they’re both happy and they both find love on their journey.”

Season 19 will mark the debut of two women as the lead for the entire season. However, in 2015, ABC named them. Kaitlyn BeristoweAnd Britt NielsenThe leads. Britt was sent home after the first episode. When it comes to making two male contestants share the title, Mike isn’t so sure it would work.

“I don’t know because historically, [when the] women are leads, they’ve had a better success rate of staying in those relationships,” the Bachelor in Paradise alum told Use. “I think if they chose two guys, they gotta make sure that those guys are mature individuals.”

Former Bachelorette Becca KufrinFor her part, she told Use on “Here for the Right Reasons” that she’s rooting for “solidarity between the two of them” throughout the season.

Mike Johnson Is Hoping for a Love Triangle With Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia on The Bachelorette 2

Gabby Windey & Rachel Recchia
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“I’m going to completely blind, which I actually am really looking forward to because usually I know some tidbits are behind the scenes, but I have no idea what to expect,” the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast host told Use. “All I can hope for is that both women found partners, both women are in a happy, healthy, loving, committed relationship. Whether they’re engaged or not, I truly have no idea, but I just hope for the best outcome for both of them and that’s to find love and what the show is created for is to find a partnership. I wish they both had that. What I have seen from those two is that they seem like they’ve built such a good friendship and solid foundation together as two women, which I think is very special.”