Bachelor Nation continues to be rocked by new drama and developments. The lastest piece of news involves Rachel Lindsay. She confirmed she is leaving her podcast Bachelor Happy Hour. She co-hosts the podcast with former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin. So, what prompted Rachel to bail on Becca?
Rachel Lindsay bails on Becca Kufrin
US Weekly shared the news that Rachel is walking away from her podcast. Rachel made the announcement during their April 27 broadcast. Today marked the 100th episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast. If there’s a good time to announce a departure, this is it.
Rachel said, “I’m gonna make this short and sweet. All good things must come to an end. And I feel like certain things run their course, and for me, I have run my course.” She also added she’s enjoyed working with Becca.
Rachel noted she feels blessed the podcast has grown so well over the years. However, she’s making the decision to put her own well-being first. She had nothing but praise for Becca as she made her announcement.
Why is she leaving?
Rachel said, “I’ve been struggling. That’s no secret, and it’s been really, really hard for me lately and a lot of the things that we’ve talked about on this podcast are also about taking care of yourself and finding your peace and protecting, protecting that peace and protecting your mental health.” She continued, “So for me, I just feel like I’ve come to the end of doing the podcast. … I’m definitely closing the door, but I’m not like locking it and throwing away the key. It’s just, I have to, for me, walk away.”
She went on to say the podcast is in amazing hands with Becca. Rachel said, “I just feel like this is at a place where I can walk away and I know it’s all good.” She continued saying she knows the show will continue and be fine. She noted how Becca allowed her to step away and watch from a distance during her recent tough times. Rachel concluded by saying she will be supporting Becca from a distance. Does this mean Rachel is done with Bachelor Nation for good?
The struggles Rachel faced
The news comes just a few short months following her interview with Chris Harrison that sent Bachelor fans into an uproar. When Chris seemingly defended Rachael Kirkconnell, Rachel Lindsay stood her ground and asked Chris hard questions. His response was not accepted by many. He then made the choice to step aside as host for an undetermined amount of time.
He apologized to Rachel and she did accept. However, things have continued to be hard for her. At one point she even deactivated her Instagram account.
Warner Brothers confirmed Rachel’s departure and said they will announce a new co-host soon.
Stay tuned for more details.