How Bryan Abasolo Will Approach Raising Biracial Children with Rachel Lindsay in the Future
Bryan Abasolo opened up about his future with wife Rachel Lindsay during Monday’s inaugural episode of “Talking It Out,” his new Bachelor Nation podcast with fellow “Bachelorette” alum Mike Johnson.
While speaking with guest Emmanuel Acho, Bryan asked the “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” author how he should navigate raising biracial children with Rachel when they are ready to become parents.
According to Emmanuel, it is imperative for Bryan — who is of Colombian descent — to understand Black culture to the best of his abilities so that he can help Rachel teach it to their kids when the time comes.
“Rachel and I have had our share of talks about the upbringing of our future children and we both agree that, in the outside world, they’re going to be viewed as Black,” said the Miami-based chiropractor, who wholeheartedly accepted Emmanuel’s advice.
Later on in the podcast, Bryan told Mike why the former NFL player’s words deeply resonated with him. “It really hit home for me when we were talking about relationships with your partners — and, obviously, I brought up Rachel and how we’re in an interracial marriage and we’re going to be raising biracial children,” he explained. “I think the key there is obviously I’m representing the Latin culture, she’s representing the Black culture, but it’s going to take work between the two of us.”
Bryan continued, “I’ve learned a lot about Black culture, and she’s learned a lot about Latin culture. But now it’s going to take us immersing each other even more in each other’s culture once we have kids because we want to co-parent the right way.”
Bryan and Rachel — who co-hosts her own Bachelor Nation podcast, “Bachelor Happy Hour,” with Becca Kufrin — met and fell in love on Season 13 of “The Bachelorette” in 2017. The pair later wed in a gorgeous August 2019 ceremony in Mexico.
“I want to be involved with everything that Rachel teaches our kids about Black culture and I want her to be involved with everything that we teach our kids about Latin culture. He just gave me a lot of insight on that,” Bryan explained on “Talking It Out,” praising Emmanuel for his wisdom. “It’s like a clear path forward from that perspective.”
Listen to the first episode of “Talking It Out with Mike & Bryan” below.
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