How Bryan Abasolo & Rachel Lindsay Make Their Bicoastal Marriage Work Amid Demanding Careers
On the latest episode of “Talking It Out,” Bryan Abasolo told his Bachelor Nation podcast co-host, Mike Johnson, how he makes his bicoastal marriage with Rachel Lindsay work amid the couple’s demanding careers.
“She knows I’m running a business down here in Miami by myself,” said Bryan, a licensed doctor of chiropractic in Florida and California, as well as a certified nutrition specialist and personal trainer. Additionally, Bryan is the founder and owner of the Miami Disc & Laser Therapy Center, where he helps people with debilitating neck and back pain improve their overall quality of life with non-surgical and drug-free treatments.
“[Rachel] knows the amount of hours I put in, and at the end of the day, everything falls on me,” he continued. “This is the first time in my life, after [‘The Bachelorette’], that I’ve basically started being an entrepreneur. I’ve worked so hard to build this thing up.”
Meanwhile, Rachel resides in Los Angeles due to her job as an on-air host for “Extra.” The Season 13 Bachelorette also co-hosts her own Bachelor Nation podcast, “Bachelor Happy Hour,” with Becca Kufrin. Rachel has another podcast, “Higher Learning,” which she co-hosts alongside Van Lathan. Adding another title to her packed résumé, the former attorney recently launched a new career as a college speaker.
“What obviously pops into my head is the long-distance aspect of my relationship. I’m here in Miami, she’s in L.A., and she has a much tougher time traveling due to the COVID-19 restrictions that her job has on her,” Bryan said on “Talking It Out.” “So I’m the one who has actually been having to travel out there to L.A. whenever I get a chance. We’ve got to see each other. So it’s like, ‘If you can’t come out here, I’ve gotta go to you.’ I don’t mind.”
Still, Bryan — who tied the knot with Rachel in 2019 after falling in love on national TV in 2017 — admitted that maintaining a marriage from opposite sides of the country is “definitely not easy.”
He elaborated, “In one sense, I have a responsibility to my patients. They pay me good money to help them feel better. But at the other end of the spectrum, there’s my marriage and my commitment and all of the vows that I said when we got married.”
Bryan said that he and Rachel discussed what the future of their marriage looks like at the start of 2021.
“I’ll be honest, we kind of came to a little bit of a crossroads there. From my perspective, it’s like, I have this business, it’s growing, I have certain goals, I want to reach certain thresholds,” he said. “And at the same time, she wants to be together, she wants to start a family. Don’t get me wrong: I want the same exact things. It’s just when you set goals and you’re achieving them — but you haven’t gotten to the height of them — you kind of want to see them through.”
Listen to the latest edition of “Talking It Out with Mike & Bryan” below.
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