Rachel Lindsay Shares an Important Message for 'Bachelor Happy Hour' Listeners
Ahead of next week’s landmark 100th episode of “Bachelor Happy Hour,” Rachel Lindsay shared an important message for listeners.
On Tuesday’s 99th episode, the Season 13 Bachelorette revealed that she is leaving the Bachelor Nation podcast after nearly two years. As early fans will recall, Rachel originated “Bachelor Happy Hour” alongside Ali Fedotowsky in the summer of 2019 before Becca Kufrin signed on as her permanent co-host.
“I’m going to make this short and sweet. All good things must come to an end. I feel like certain things run their course and, for me, I have run my course when it comes to the podcast,” Rachel began, announcing that the May 4 installment of “Bachelor Happy Hour” will be her last.
“We’re already here with the 100th episode and I’m proud of it and what it’s become,” she continued. “It’s been a lot of fun to see [my] friendship [with Becca] grow through the podcast, just to have fun with all the new blood that’s coming in from the show, to work through hard moments, to come here and vent when we’re going through something. That’s what the podcast gives you, that community.”
However, after a taxing year, Rachel said she is ready for a break from the franchise. “I’ve been struggling and that’s no secret. It’s been really, really hard for me lately,” she elaborated. “A lot of the things that we also talk about on this podcast are taking care of yourself and finding your peace and protecting that peace and protecting your mental health.”
Rachel added, “I just feel like I’ve come to the end of doing the podcast. I’m glad that I’m leaving on a high note where it’s the 100th episode. It’s such a big milestone.”
Later, the “Extra” correspondent expressed praise for Becca, who she believes will continue to take great care of “Bachelor Happy Hour” and its fans.
“I can walk away, and I know it’s all good and I know it’s going to be great. [Becca has] allowed me to have the space to step away when I needed to. I would listen to the podcast on the side and I’m like, ‘Oh, she’s got this.’ For me, I can walk away now,” Rachel said. “I just want to say thank you guys for riding with me for such a long time. Continue to ride with Becca, support her, uplift her, and this podcast as well.”
Listen to the latest edition of “Bachelor Happy Hour” below — and be sure to tune in to Rachel’s final episode when it drops May 4.
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