Reality TV fans are getting a rough start to their year, as Rachel Lindsey of “The Bachelorette” and her husband, Bryan Abasolo, have decided to get a divorce.
A filing was made on December 31, 2023, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce.
The two met during the 2017 season of “The Bachelorette,” and were married in 2019.
Nothing Lasts Forever
It became apparent the two were struggling in their marriage when Lindsey broke the news during a recent podcast that the two of them were living separate lives right now.
Lindsey has plenty of free time while Abasolo, a chiropractor, is used to working 12-hour days.
That was quite the change from this summer when Lindsey hinted that the couple would like to have a baby.
At the time, she stated, “I am trying to take a step back and not work as much leaving 2023 - and going into 2024 with something new.
“I'd like to try a kid. I would like to have a kid. That's something new for 2023, hopefully by 2024 that is something that happens.”
Lindsey still seems keen on having children, but she is also hoping her recent book, “Real Love: A Novel,” can be turned “into a TV series or a movie.”
She added, “I'd love to tap into my other love which is true crime. I'm realizing, to have stability in this industry, you've got to be able to create so I want to do more of that.”
She may need it because Abasolo is the one asking for spousal support in the divorce.
Lindsey had her first bump with fame on Bachelor Nation, where she was a contestant on the season that featured Nick Viall as the bachelor. She wound up placing third in that season.
However, the public interest in her led to her getting the lead in the 2017 season of “The Bachelorette,” becoming the first black bachelorette featured on the show.