Zach Shallcross Reveals Rachel Recchia Reached Out After Feud

Making amends off the air. Zach Shallcross and Rachel Recchia are on good phrases, in line with the Bachelor.

“She truly reached out and she or he despatched a really candy message,” the ABC star, 26, solely advised Us Weekly on the current Ladies Inform All taping in Los Angeles. “And he or she’s very supportive. It was a really good message. I’m very completely satisfied.”

Zach and Rachel, additionally 26, ended season 19 of The Bachelorette on rocky phrases after he claimed she acted in a different way within the fantasy suites with out the cameras rolling. Whereas they seemingly buried the hatchet throughout After the Remaining Rose, Zach threw shade at Rachel in the course of the season 26 premiere, claiming the pilot didn’t present the “honesty and readability” he wanted throughout their romance.

“There was plenty of query marks and plenty of guessing,” Zach defined on Us’ “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast concerning the comment. “And when it got here all the way down to final season with Rachel, plenty of stuff got here to fruition and plenty of large query marks and surprises and that results in shock. And for me, one factor that I pleasure myself on is the very fact of getting communication all through [my time as the Bachelor]. So I even advised all the ladies on evening one, like, good or unhealthy, please inform me the way you’re feeling. As a result of I’ll. I do know what I need out of this and I do know what it takes to have that wholesome relationship … communication. And that lacked with Rachel and I final season.”

The flight teacher, for his half, stated she was “truly shocked” by the diss and by the feedback he made on the “Virtually Well-known” podcast about Rachel treating him “like a stranger” and asking him “interview questions” within the fantasy suites.

“All this discuss, ‘I need somebody who’s genuine on and off digital camera,’ as if me selecting or feeling stronger emotions for different individuals someway made me not genuine or if us not aligning on sure vital views, makes him flawed. It’s simply actually actually stunning to listen to him nonetheless form of paint me on this, like, actually damaging gentle the place I assumed at our After the Remaining Rose, we form of did make up,” Rachel stated earlier this month.

She additional denied being faux off digital camera, noting that she simply had a stronger reference to Tino Franco. (Rachel and Tino break up whereas the present was airing after he admitted to kissing one other lady.)

“Folks watched me, time after time, ship individuals dwelling on the spot once I knew it wasn’t proper,” she continued. “And I genuinely cared about Zach a lot that I needed to present him this time. And I needed to see if we are able to align. And while you get behind closed doorways, you’re like, ‘OK, let’s actually have a dialog.’ … Even after an apology, it’s nonetheless being painted like this, it simply actually is so hurtful.”

Whereas Zach referenced their previous once more on the February 20 episode, Rachel took to Twitter to defend him. “Let’s all be aware and lengthen just a little little bit of compassion and style in direction of the leads of the present,” she tweeted on Tuesday, February 21.

The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Hannah Kahn