Rachel Lindsay on Being Asked to Join 'The Real Housewives' and How Bachelor Nation is a Different World
Could she be working on her tagline?
On this week’s episode of “Bachelor Happy Hour,” Rachel Lindsay told co-host Becca Kufrin and guest Danny Pellegrino that she’s been approached to join Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise in its Miami and Dallas iterations.
“I have been approached to be on a ‘Housewives’ franchise: Dallas and, recently, Miami. From different people, they’ve been like, ‘Hey, are you guys interested in this?’” said Rachel, who hails from Dallas and previously lived in Miami with husband Bryan Abasolo. “And we’re like, ‘No, we don’t even live in Miami anymore.’”
The former Bachelorette — who now lives in Los Angeles with Bryan — added, “I could never be a part of it, but I love confrontation. I’m watching and I’m like, ‘Ooh, if I could just get there and I’d have a thing or two to say to this one.’ If I could step outside of my body and be a part of a franchise, I totally would. But I can’t do it, though.”
“The Real Housewives of Dallas” is currently airing its fifth season and stars D’Andra Simmons, Brandi Redmond, Tiffany Moon, Stephanie Hollman, Kary Brittingham, and Kameron Westcott. Meanwhile, a reboot of “The Real Housewives of Miami” is in the works for Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. The third and last season of the Florida-based series — featuring cast members Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, and Joanna Krupa — aired on Bravo in 2013.
During her chat with Danny — who covers “The Real Housewives” extensively on his “Everything Iconic” podcast — Rachel said that while she would never say yes to a full-time role within the franchise, she might consider being a “friend of.” As “Housewives” fans are well aware, some of the most beloved stars to emerge from the reality TV juggernaut have been “friends of” — including Marlo Hampton (“Atlanta”), Shamea Morton (“Atlanta”), Barbara Kavovit (“New York City”), and Rosie Pierri (“New Jersey”), among others.
“I would totally be a ‘friend of.’ But for the right franchise,” Rachel noted, before detailing her correspondence with Bravo’s casting producers.
“For ‘Dallas,’ though, they came to me. They emailed me,” she said, revealing that she promptly referred producers to her fellow “Bachelor” Season 21 alum Alexis Waters, who currently resides in Dallas. “I sent them Alexis and then Alexis sent them to my older sister [Constance]. So, my older sister actually started kind of going through it.”
Rachel continued, “She saw the list of questions. And the questions that they ask you are like, ‘What do you and your husband argue over?’ And I immediately was like, ‘Absolutely not. This could never be me.’”
The “Extra” host then spoke about the differences between the “Real Housewives” and Bachelor Nation worlds.
“On ‘The Bachelor,’ you know me in that world, living in that house with those people. You don’t know what car I drive, the friends I hang with, what the inner workings of my life are — and I like the separation,” she said.
“If I could just pop up as a friend for conflict, I’d totally be in,” Rachel reiterated. “If ‘[The Real Housewives of] Beverly Hills’ calls [me to be] ‘friend of Garcelle [Beauvais],’ I’m in. I’m actually going to tell Garcelle that. Garcelle, bring me in!”
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