‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo waiting on a TV wedding
There’s a reason Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo haven’t tied the knot yet.
The couple who got engaged last year on “The Bachelorette” recently told People that they are working with ABC for a televised special of their nuptials.
“We’re just waiting to hear from the show,” Abasolo said. “There are just so many engaged couples from the show in front of us.”
Some fans weren’t thrilled when Lindsay chose Abasolo over contestant Peter Kraus, but she has insisted she is happy.
She told People, “Technically we don’t have to wait, and we really don’t care if the wedding is on TV, but we feel like we owe it to the fans that followed us on the show to give them that.”
Lindsay was the much touted first black “Bachelorette” contestant and said the couple plans on celebrating diversity at their ceremony.
“I want it to have all of both of our families and I want both of our cultures celebrated,” she said. “I’m mixed race and he’s Columbian, and I want all of our cultures to be celebrated.”
Having the network pick up the tab for the wedding has changed the type of wedding Lindsay wants.
“I never thought I would have a big wedding, I always thought that when I get married it would be a small, simple ceremony, and then have a big party afterward,” she said. “Now, I’m thinking, if the network is paying for it, I want a great band performing.”