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Update, Friday, January 5 at 6:40 p.m.: The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay has subtly addressed her divorce from Bryan Abasolo on her Higher Learning podcast with Van Lathan. At the beginning of Friday’s episode, Lindsay became visibly emotional and had to take a moment to compose herself. “First off, I just want to say thank you for people who reached out. I’m, like, still trying to reply to people,” she said. “You just never know how great your circle is until you see all the people that reach out and love you.” Lindsay then acknowledged that she’s going through a “difficult time,” adding that she still showed up to record the episode because she needs “to distract myself from myself.” She’s not quite ready to talk about the divorce on the podcast just yet. “I will eventually, but now is not the time. Just trying to take it day by day,” she explained.
Original story published January 2, 2024, follows.
It’s only the second day of the year, but the Bachelor Nation takes no breaks. The Bachelorette’s Bryan Abasolo has filed for divorce from Rachel Lindsay, Abasolo and People confirm. “After more than 4 years of marriage, Rachel and I have made the difficult decision to part ways and start anew,” wrote Abasolo on Instagram on Tuesday. Lindsay has not released a statement and is still using her married last name on social media. Vulture has reached out to Lindsay’s team for comment. The two met during Lindsay’s season in 2017 and tied the knot two years later. As recently as November, Lindsay spoke to E! News about their marriage and even mentioned starting a family: “I think it’s creating our own family unit and starting our own memories, our own traditions that both Brian and I had in our family. We have two different cultures, so I’m so excited to bring my culture — Brian, he’s from Colombia — and to create this unit together. I’m really looking forward to that.”