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Rachel Lindsay Reacts to Chris Harrison Stepping Away from 'The Bachelor' Franchise

Rachel Lindsay is speaking out in response to The Bachelor host Chris Harrison‘s decision to step away from the franchise for a “period of time” amid a racism controversy.

Chris‘ decision to step away from the show happened after he defended The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell against claims that she had been racist in her past behavior. During the interview with Rachel Lindsay, he said that the “woke police” was out to get her and that there is a difference in how one behaves in 2018 vs. in 2021.

Chris later apologized for his words, but the damage was done and Rachel, a former star of The Bachelorette who now works for Extra, said that she is leaving the franchise when her current contract is over.

Now, Rachel is speaking out in response to Chris‘ apology and his announcement to take time away from the franchise.

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Rachel Lindsay Is Done with Bachelor Nation, Will Not Renew Contract After Chris Harrison Controversy

Rachel Lindsay is slamming the Bachelor Nation franchise and says she’s done once her contract is over.

The 35-year-old reality star was previously the first Black Bachelorete back in 2017 and now she works as a correspondent for Extra.

Rachel interviewed host Chris Harrison this week and they had a 14-minute conversation about current The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and the backlash over her past racist behavior.

During the interview, Chris defended Rachael and constantly undermined the points that Rachel was making. He later apologized for perpetuating racism within the franchise.

Now, Rachel is speaking out about what happened this week.

“I can’t take it anymore,” she said on the Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay podcast. “I’m contractually bound in some ways, but when it’s up, I am, too. I can’t. I can’t do it anymore.”

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'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Doesn't Live With Her Husband Bryan Abasolo

Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo have an unconventional set-up that works for them at the moment.

The married Bachelorette couple opened up about their bicoastal living situation in an interview on Dr. Abs Healthcast podcast.

“I didn’t move to L.A. because I just love the city. You’re focusing on your practice and building it to a place you want it to be, and I am here in L.A. working for Extra and doing other things, and we’re doing this to eventually bring ourselves together,” Rachel said to her husband on the podcast.

“We know where we’re going, we know where we’re headed, and we know what we’re trying to build as Abasolos,” she continued.

“I can see from the outside looking in how it’s like, ‘Wow, when Rachel was on the show she talked about not wanting to put her career over her husband.’ But the thing is, I’m not putting my career over my husband. I’m putting my family first. Part of that is putting us in a position to succeed and put our family in the best position.”

“For me, I want you to go do your thing in L.A., I want you to be as successful as possible. You’re killing it right now, and I love it,” Bryan added.

Before going bicoastal, here’s what the couple did to celebrate their one year anniversary.

The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo Celebrate Their First Anniversary with Trip to Aruba!

Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo, who found love on the ABC reality series The Bachelorette, are celebrating the first anniversary of their wedding with a trip to Aruba!

The couple took a trip to the island in the Caribbean, where they stayed at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, an intimate adults-only property named one of the most romantic hotels in the world by TripAdvisor.

“One year + FOREVER…I love you and I am beyond thankful for you 🖤,” Rachel wrote on Instagram to celebrate their anniversary.

Bryan wrote, “I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we both said “I Do”! I consider myself beyond lucky to be able to call you my wife and truly blessed to be your husband. I wake up every single day a better man because you are always there to support, encourage, and love me no matter what. You are my rock and my best friend. Thank you for the memories we have shared together this year and I look forward to many many more. I love you @therachlindsay Happy Anniversary! ❤️😘⁣.”

Over the summer, Rachel slammed her friend and fellow Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin‘s now ex-fiance.

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Rachel Lindsay Slams Becca Kufrin's Fiance Garrett Yrigoyen In New Interview: 'He's a Piece of S--t To Me'

Rachel Lindsay isn’t holding back about how she feels about Garrett Yrigoyen.

The former Bachelorette star opened up in a new interview on Everything Iconic With Danny Pellegrino about her feelings for Garrett, who is engaged to Rachel‘s podcast partner and friend, Becca Kufrin.

“I think he’s a piece of s***, and I have said to her, ‘I will not f*** with him’,” Rachel confessed.

She added that since his first comments involving police brutality and Black Lives Matter, “he has doubled down on his beliefs. This isn’t the first time he’s had problematic behavior.”

“When he was on the season, he had a history of liking things that were racist, sexist, homophobic, calling the Parkland students child actors, it was a lot,” Rachel recalled of Garrett. “So this is who this man is and he’s a piece of s*** to me.”

Rachel added, “This is going to make headlines. Maybe I’m causing problems.”

Last month, Garrett made headlines for his social media posts in support of the police following the death of George Floyd. Becca, then, stood by Garrett before having a big conversation with Rachel on their podcast.

Becca has since updated fans on where her relationship stands with Garrett.

Becca Kufrin & Rachel Lindsay Are Sending Clare Crawley A 'Bachelorette Bible'

Clare Crawley is getting a little gift from former Bachelorette stars Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin.

The 39-year-old reality star was a guest on the duo’s Bachelor Happy Hour podcast where they revealed to her that there’s a Bachelorette Bible that has been passed around through the recent title holders, expect Hannah Brown.

“I don’t know why we didn’t give it to [her],” Becca admitted, before realizing it had been in her mom’s basement for the past two years.

Becca shared that the “bible” is something that Rachel, Kaitlyn Bristowe and JoJo Fletcher made for her ahead of her own Bachelorette season.

“Right before you hopped on I did a little digging in a bunch of boxes in my apartment and I found the Bachelorette Bible that Rachel, Kaitlyn and JoJo made for me,” she shared. “I met them night one, before I met the guys and they gave me the Bachelorette Bible.”

She added, “They have some great things written in here. I think we need to add our own and write some more stuff in and then I’ll send it to you. This was so good to carry on and pass down.”

Clare will be starting to film her season of the show next month. Get the details about how it will be filmed here…

Rachel Lindsay Says There Was a Racist Contestant on Her 'Bachelorette' Season

Rachel Lindsay was The Bachelorette in 2017 and she revealed to Andy Cohen that she “did have a racist contestant on my season.”

During her Watch What Happens Live! appearance, Rachel also spoke about experiencing racism first hand during her time with Bachelor Nation.

“From the audience. I definitely experienced it,” she said. “More so when it came to picking the men, and then at the end, my husband is Colombian, so I got a lot of racism towards the fact that we were in an interracial relationship. Just a lot of nasty messages, trolling.”

As for the racist contestant, fans will remember that one man, Lee Garrett, was outed during her season for his tweets writing disparaging remarks about Black Lives Matter, feminism, the LBGTQ+ community and more.

Rachel also revealed three of her contestants she never wants to see again.