Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo Discuss Love On 'Live With Kelly And Ryan'
By Shari Weiss
August 8, 2017
During the host chat, Ryan Seacrest revealed to guest co-host Rita Ora that he was fixated on Monday night’s “The Bachelorette” finale, where Lindsay chose between Abasolo and Peter Kraus. “There was a lot of open-mouth kissing… Peter and Bryan, very good with their tongue,” he amusingly observed, adding, “I was really rooting for Bryan.” Ora cracked, “To win a kissing competition?”
Seacrest meant he wanted Abasolo to win the whole shebang. “She gave him the first rose of the season and the final rose. It’s storybook, guys,” he gushed. And he even shared a photo of his in-the-moment reaction to the proposal. “Those are real tears. I think I was more emotional than Rachel,” he noted. When Lindsay and Abasolo came out later in the hour, Ora pointed out she was wearing read, “the color of love.”
“It’s so nice,” Lindsay said of going public. “It’s the little things that mean so much.” And Seacrest was so excited, he kissed Abasolo on both cheeks to congratulate him. Lindsay acknowledged she’s “dated a lot of Peters” in years past, explaining, “For Bryan, when I really started to see it was when I had to defend him to my family… That’s when I was like, ‘It’s totally Bryan.'”
Of course, though Abasolo became engaged to Lindsay a few months ago, he had to watch the show unfold with the other suitors. In fact, pointing out her kissing with Kraus, Seacrest told him, “I was concerned for you. My blood was boiling. He’s like a good kisser, too, bro.” Responded Abasolo, “Obviously it’s a little strange to watch your fiancée date 30 other guys… But at the end of the day, I knew she could only be in love with one man, and that’s me.”
Asked about wedding plans, he assured Seacrest and Ora, “You guys are definitely invited. She wants a winter wedding. Nothing’s set yet, so we’re thinking about next December, January.” Lindsay later confirmed, “Winter of next year, probably.” She also addressed critics who have accused her of choosing the perceived runner-up, simply because Kraus wouldn’t commit.
“It’s so funny to me. I’ve never been one to settle,” Lindsay said, stressing, “I think you can clearly see that I had a lot of love for Bryan and he was the one for me. I would never just choose a ring.” And while she did confirm Kraus tried to reach out to her after production ended, the attorney insisted she wasn’t interested. “That was a closed chapter for me. My focus was Bryan… Peter had his chance,” she declared.
Towards the end, the couple answered a few rapid-fire questions, saying they plan to live “somewhere together” and have three or four kids. “I’m going to take his last name,” Lindsay further revealed. And much to their surprise, Seacrest and Ora showed off what their first baby may look like. As Gossip Cop reported, Lindsay and Abasolo also appeared on this morning’s “GMA.” Watch the “Live” video below!