There is no animosity between Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey and Clayton Echard. In an interview with ET’s Lauren Zima on Tuesday, the main ladies of The Bachelorette opened up about their feelings toward their former partners, including Gabby.
The two ladies appeared on Clayton’s season of The Bachelor, from which they were eliminated when he admitted to having affairs with both Gabby and Rachel as well as his final three suitors. Clayton reconnected with Susie Evans, the third contestant in his final three after the season’s filming was finished, and the two are still going strong.
Overall, Gabby tells ET, “We do wish Clayton success.” “We are fortunate to have this chance to move on and wish him the best,” one person said.
The suitors on their season didn’t get the memo, despite the fact that Gabby and Rachel don’t seem to be interested in criticizing their ex-boyfriend. Several gentlemen mentioned Clayton during the limo entrances on Monday’s season premiere.
One man showed up in a clown costume, another made fun of his name, and a third enlisted a children’s choir to perform a song about how awful the medical sales agent is. Talk of their ex did not amuse Gabby or Rachel during the episode.
It was the only way for the men to connect the two experiences because everything — both the end of Clayton’s season and the start of our voyage — happened so quickly, according to Gabby, who speaks to ET. “I believe they were attempting to connect with us on that.”
She continues, “We hope it didn’t come out too harsh, and perhaps [they] simply had a little fun with it. It’s only the first episode, so perhaps it will go away.
When asked if she and Rachel were over the Clayton problem, Gabby responded in the affirmative. We promise she exclaims.
While speaking to former Bachelorette Kailtyn Bristowe on her Off the Vine show, Gabby made her comments on ET on the same day that Clayton and Susie responded to the abuse hurled at Clayton.
When Clayton watched the show, he was relieved to have the feeling that it wasn’t personal and was simply business. “I’m going to go hunt down those parents. As I watched the show, the episode, and all of the attacks and the song, the choir they had, I honestly didn’t really get a reaction other than I just sort of laughed. As I observed, I reflected, “This too shall pass.” This is comparatively trivial compared to everything else you’ve been through. But what?”
“I get it. These two women have a relation to my narrative “Added him. “I hope that as the weeks pass, my name won’t be used anymore, and the story will really start to focus on these two women,” she said.
While Susie acknowledged that her partner “managed it better, overall, than I did,” she didn’t entirely share her boyfriend’s perspective.
“I was irritated. I mean, come on “She spoke. “He is the target of the majority of my jokes on social media. I can laugh both at him and at myself. But I also worry that this would reopen the floodgates to all the hate and other negative things. So at that point, I thought, “Oh my my, really?” Clayton, however, was undoubtedly following the crowd.”
Clayton Echard acknowledged that the jokes Gabby and Rachel made about him could “lead to cyberbullying” after hearing his girlfriend’s take on the matter.
I didn’t like how that was presented, but it’s simply the way things are, he added. “I’m not going to worry myself to sleep about it anymore… I won’t allow anyone the authority they ought not to have over me.”
Regarding their search for love, Gabby and Rachel each told ET that they can’t wait for viewers to see how it all turns out.
“It’s absurd. It’s a tornado, “Rachel makes fun of. We are very eager for everyone to learn about our adventure and participate in it.
The ability to watch it back and be able to share it with everyone is a completely new aspect of the experience, says Gabby, “since we’ve been sitting with it for so long.”
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