Whatever drama exists between Rachel Lindsay and Raven Gates, Hannah Brown is staying out of it.
When requested concerning the falling out between the previous shut mates — who met as contestants on The Bachelor and went on to star in The Bachelorette and win Bachelor in Paradise, respectively — Brown, 25, advised reporters on the Dancing with the Stars taping on Monday evening that she hadn’t heard something about it.
“That’s news to me because I’ve just been dancing, and then I go to sleep. And then I try to tend to my wounds,” the previous Bachelorette joked of being a contestant on the present (she tied for highest rating this week).
While Brown hasn’t met Gates, 28, she stated she has been “so kind to me on social media.” She additionally praised Lindsay, 34, for having “strong opinions” and being “not afraid to say them.”
“I think that is just who she is and I mean, people could probably say that about me,” Brown added. “She’s just a very opinionated, strong woman, and I think that’s great.”
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During Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday evening final week, a caller requested Lindsay why she fell out with Gates, whom she met on Nick Viall‘s season of The Bachelor in 2017.
“I can’t say. I promised I wouldn’t say,” Lindsay responded cryptically. “But it was enough for me to not want to be friends with her anymore.”
“And you’re still not friends with her?” host Andy Cohen requested.
“No, not at all. And I never will be,” the newlywed stated.
There’s a reason why we call her BIG RACH! SHE DOES BIG THINGS!!! @therachlindsay My day one, my soul friend, my person!! not only is she making history by being the first African American female to have a bachelor/ette lead BUT she is MORE than that!! To list all of her attributes and qualities that I love would be too long to type. America will soon find out that She IS laughter. She IS friendship. And she IS LOVE. I am ALWAYS in your corner Rach! I love you so much!! now go show America what they’ve been missing!!!! & bring home the Love of your Life!!!!!! #thebachelorette @bacheloretteabc @bachelorabc
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During season 21 of The Bachelor, the 2 ladies grew to become shut friends. Gates even shared a celebratory Instagram message for Lindsay after she was introduced because the Bachelorette for season 13.
“My day one, my soul buddy, my individual!! ,” Gates captioned a February 2017 snap of the ladies, congratulating Lindsay for making historical past as the primary black Bachelorette. “To list all of her attributes and qualities that I love would be too long to type. America will soon find out that She IS laughter. She IS friendship. And she IS LOVE.”
At the top of her Bachelorette season, Lindsay accepted a proposal from Bryan Abasolo. They tied the knot final August in Mexico, nearly precisely two years after their engagement. Bachelor Nation members Kristina Schulman, Astrid Loch and Bibiana Julian had been all in attendance, however Gates was conspicuously absent.
Meanwhile, Gates discovered love with Adam Gottschalk on season four of Bachelor in Paradise in 2017. The couple received engaged this previous June.