Rachel Recchia Supports Gabi Elnicki After Zach Shallcross Drama

Rachel Recchia is aware of a factor or two about drama within the fantasy suite with Zach Shallcross. The previous Bachelorette despatched help for Gabi Elnicki whereas watching the Monday, March 27, finale.

“Exhibiting emotion like this takes a lot vulnerability, gabi you’re a queen!” the 27-year-old pilot tweeted as Gabi and Zach’s confrontation aired on After the Closing Rose.

The 25-year-old Vermont native received emotional with the 26-year-old lead, opening up about feeling “ashamed” by Zach telling Kaity Biggar (and “the entire nation”) about them having intercourse throughout their in a single day date.

Rachel Recchia Watches The Bachelor Finale Supports Queen Gabi Elnicki After Zach Shallcross Drama

Rachel Recchia, Gabi Elnicki, and Zach Shallcross.
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“It was consensual, and it was what we needed. We determined that it was going to be between us. We mentioned that that night time. And I bear in mind I used to be brushing my tooth, you got here up behind me, you kissed me on the again of my head, you mentioned, ‘That is simply between us.’ And I mentioned, ‘Sure, that is simply between us,’” Gabi claimed. “I assumed it was love. I assumed it was greater than a TV present. I get it, intercourse sells, however now I’ve change into a story.”

Zach apologized throughout the dwell present. “In my thoughts, it was simply the key that I needed to not have,” he mentioned of telling Kaity, 28, what occurred. “The very last thing I needed to do was damage you want that. … From the underside of my coronary heart, I’m sorry.”

Rachel additionally “preferred” Jason Tartick’s publish about making Zach’s runner-ups — Gabi and Ariel Frenkel — the subsequent Bachelorettes. “Return to again to again Bachelorettes, Charity to Gabby to Ariel … put the blokes on the again burner #TheBachelorFinale,” the publish learn, referring to season 20 star Charity Lawson.

Rachel Reccina Watches The Bachelor Finale Supports Queen Gabi Elnicki After Zach Shallcross Drama 3

Gabi Elnicki
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The tip of the flight teacher and Zach’s relationship has been a theme all through season 27. The gross sales exec has accused Rachel of treating the in a single day date like an “interview” and appearing in a different way when the cameras went down.

“All this discuss, ‘I would like somebody who’s genuine on and off digicam.’ … It’s simply actually actually surprising to listen to him nonetheless form of paint me on this, like, actually damaging mild the place I assumed at our After the Closing Rose, we form of did make up,” Rachel mentioned on the “Virtually Well-known” podcast final month.

Rachel Reccina Watches The Bachelor Finale Supports Queen Gabi Elnicki After Zach Shallcross Drama 2

Gabi Elnicki and Zach Shallcross
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Throughout Monday’s episode, followers noticed Zach get engaged to Kaity. When the nurse was requested about Zach sleeping with Gabi, she responded, “It was undoubtedly a tricky episode to observe again, I’m not going to sugarcoat that by any means. Am I ever going to observe that episode once more? No, undoubtedly not.”

Kaity added: “However you recognize what? Zach and I’ve wonderful communication. We pleasure ourselves on that. We simply have phenomenal communication and loyalty to one another, and we got here out stronger, and that’s all I might have ever needed in that state of affairs.”

The couple plan to maneuver in collectively in Austin and wed in 2025.

The Bachelor franchise will return with season 20 of The Bachelorette — starring Charity — on ABC Monday, June 26, at 9 p.m ET.