America’s First Black ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay is Engaged!

America’s First Black ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay is Engaged!

Bryana Abasolo proposed to network's first Black bachelorette with 3-carat ring

by Shantell E. Jamison, August 9, 2017

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America’s First Black ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay is Engaged!

On Monday night, ABC aired the season finale of The Bachelorette, and it appears that the show’s first African-American bachelorette will soon be a married woman …well at least we hope so.

Lindsay accepted a proposal from Miami-based chiropractor, Bryan Abasolo, and a 3-carat diamond ring.

Abasolo presented a pear-shaped diamond set within a diamond halo, accented by 80 full-cut brilliant diamonds.

He told ABC that out of the seven rings laid out to him, he was drawn to this one because of the halo.

“In our second encounter at the mansion I told Rachel that she’s so easy to talk to, every single guy in that house would walk away from a conversation with her thinking they were getting a rose because it went so great, and I just think that’s a tribute to Rachel’s genuineness and the fact that everybody gets along with her,” he said about his new bride. ” America loves her — it’s like she really has this halo on top of her head.”

From the very first episode, Lindsay, 32, and Abasolo, 37, shared a connection, although some viewers questioned his sincerity during the process.

“I can’t help what others think about me,” he said. “I’m not into playing games. I know what I want, and I told her exactly why I was there.”

The two may have solidified plans for a life as man and wife, but they’re not necessarily rushing to the altar. First, they’ll travel to Texas and Miami to reunite with their families. In late 2018 or early 2019, the two plan to walk down the aisle.

“This is our one argument: she wants four [children] … and I want three,” Abasolo said with a laugh. “She’ll probably win in the end!”

 

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