'Someone said, 'These Bachelor friendships are fickle and fleeting' and I disagree,' DeMario writes in response to Rachel's cryptic tweet about 'loyalty.'
These Bachelor friendships are fickle and fleeting...#loyalty— Rachel Lindsay (@TheRachLindsay) September 2, 2017
While it wasn't clear whom the tweet was directed at, DeMario clearly took offense with it. The former suitor of Rachel took to Instagram to post a picture of him hanging out with fellow former "Bachelorette" contestants Dean Unglert and Adam Gottschalk and wrote along with it, "Someone said, 'These bachelor friendships are fickle and fleeting' and I disagree."
He added, "These bachelor friendships got me through a dark time and I'm grateful for my brothers, sisters, and bachelor nation. Hopefully that someone will find real love in paradise next year and stop being petty on social networks."
DeMario joined the cast of "Bachelor in Paradise" season 4 after being dumped by Rachel, after his ex came to the show. DeMario was later involved in a scandal with Corinne Olympios on the set of "BIP", which led to the temporary shutdown of the production. He seemingly credited his former "Bachelorette" co-stars for helping him get through the controversy.
Someone said, "These bachelor friendships are fickle and fleeting" and I disagree. These bachelor friendships got me through a dark time and I'm grateful for my brothers, sisters, and bachelor nation. Hopefully that someone will find real love in paradise next year and stop being petty on social networks. #RoseBoys #Brothers #Blonde #ImBeingPettyNow #TodayIGotTime #TYBG #HiMom
"Bachelor in Paradise" season 3 contestant Wells Adams also disagreed with Rachel's tweet, defending his friendship with Alexis Waters, "Ya but @awatazzz & I will be friends till the day I die.& then when I die from some cool stunt shell give the raddest profanity laden eulogy." Rachel responded, "Lol Agreed...I'm def not talkin about her."
Ya but @awatazzz & I will be friends till the day I die.& then when I die from some cool stunt shell give the raddest profanity laden eulogy— Wells Adams (@WellsAdams) September 2, 2017
Some others, however, agreed with Rachel. Olivia Caridi, who appeared in season 20 of "The Bachelor", wrote, "SOOOOOOO true."
SOOOOOOO true— Olivia Caridi (@OliviaCaridi) September 2, 2017
Rachel and DeMario previously engaged in a war of words over the latter's comment that Rachel was only interested in dating white men during her time on "The Bachelorette". He said on the E&G Podcast, "From the beginning, you knew that she was attracted to white men. You knew that. No disrespect, you just knew. She had that vibe."
Rachel hit back at DeMario in a comment on the podcast's Instagram page, writing, "Says the guy that dated Lexi." She added, "DeMario never knew me and still doesn't."