She went through the mill, for sure. And the suffering will all be worth it in the end if they end up together.
Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay went on a hometown date in Miami with Bryan Abasolo, and it wasn’t all smooth sailing, despite the gorgeous scenery (we know about that). They had a great, colorful date in Calle Ocho, in spots like Maximo Gomez Park, La Esquina De La Fama and Ball & Chain.
“Miami represents everything. It’s where I’m from, where I was raised,’’ said Abasolo. “The city’s in my blood.”
Before the trip from the Los Angeles mansion headquarters, Abasolo warned Lindsay that his last relationship broke up because his mother and his ex-girlfriend were like oil and water.
Rachel told E! News: “Bryan, you know, he was the first impression rose, so we’ve had a strong connection from the beginning. So that was the strength.”
But mama was a problem.
“So here I come waltzing in, the next girlfriend, and it’s a little nerve-wracking. And the odds are against me, because I’m saying, hey, I’m dating these other men too.”
So, yeah, yikes.
Despite the warning, Lindsay accompanied Abasolo to his family’s South Florida home — but with trepidations. Mom Olga was standoffish at first, telling Lindsay that Bryan was her “life,” and really, seriously, don’t mess with her if you are not THE ONE. Cue the rapid knife noises.
Can we say mother-in-law from hell?
“Bryan is my life. You are marrying the family, too. … If he’s happy, I am happy. If not, I will kill you,’’ she said as Lindsay laughed nervously.
Olga did make a good point (tearfully, convincingly) that marriage was a huge commitment and to be taken seriously.
Lindsay eventually managed to win over mom with her charm, grace and warmth.
Abasolo, whose medical practice is in Kendall, told the reality star at the end of the date that she was the one, and he was in love with her.
The Bachelorette told the ABC cameras later that his outpouring of emotion gave her the “feels” and the “feels” felt good.
OK, let’s this see where this goes: The “Bachelorette” finale airs 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7.
Weird thing is Lindsay skipped her bachelorette party over the weekend.
"All of the girls went this weekend because Rachel's obviously engaged and this was going to be her fun getaway weekend to celebrate. She somehow didn't make it on her flight yesterday. No one has any idea what's going on," a source shared with E! News exclusively. "She was supposed to be there. It's her trip. But at the last minute she didn't show up."