One of the biggest blow ups on The Bachelor this year supposedly occurred when Rachel told single mum Alex that she might as well go home because Richie had already chosen Nikki.
“Rach did come to me and say, ‘You know, you’re a single mum, what’s the point in you being here when Nikki is already the chosen winner?’” Alex sobbed to Nikki during an emotional cocktail party earlier in the season. “And I was devastated. She was very open in saying that she thought Richie had chosen ... that you were his person. And she pretty much told me to go home.”
But Rachael says Alex made the whole thing up, because she never said anything like that!
“No, it never actually happened,” Rachael told news.com.au.
“It was a general discussion one night among all the girls where it became quite apparent that Richie had strong feelings toward Nikki. It was a general conversation with everybody.
“It wasn’t just my voice. A lot of the girls said, ‘I think he’s already chosen Nikki’, there was never talk of her child. It was something she kind of made up in her head. It never made sense to me and I would never say something like that.”
And Rachael attempted to clear the air with Alex after discovering how upset she’d been.
“The next day, after her single date, I had a conversation with her over a cup of tea and asked her why she said that and she started back pedalling and tried to tell me it was other girls that told her the story — it was very grey,” she said.
Rachael said it seemed very clear to her that Richie’s life plans involved kids in the future, but not right now.
“It was a discussion that he and I had about his plans for his life and the steps he wanted to take,” she said. “The order (was) travelling with his partner, then living, then settling and having kids. My understanding is it wasn’t something on his mind. There were a lot of hints for me that I didn’t see Alex going as far as she did.”
The Bachelor airs Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on Ten.