AceShowbiz - Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's love journeys ended during "The Bachelorette" second part of season 19 finale on Tuesday, September 20. The episode kicked off with Gabby and Rachel enjoying their time with their one remaining suitor, Erich Schwer and Tino Franco, respectively.
Meanwhile in "After the Final Rose", host Jesse Palmer addressed some scandals that have gone public involving both men in recent weeks. Before viewers got to that, the episode went back to show how things were going in Mexico. Gabby and Erich were seen having a conversation. While Erich knew that he's in love with Gabby, he's questioning himself whether or not he's ready to propose after just a few weeks.
Gabby was understandably frustrated with the conversation. Erich, however, tried to convince her that he did want a relationship with her and asked her to keep trying with him. They managed to end the night on good terms.
Meanwhile, Rachel told Tino that he's her only man left after she split from Aven Jones. As Tino said that he's still on the same page as Rachel in terms of an engagement, Rachel was confident with their relationship.
During the final Rose Ceremony, Tino proposed to Rachel with a sweet speech. Rachel gladly accepted his emerald cut sparkler, calling it the "happiest moment" of her life as they celebrated their engagement in Mexico. Their romance, however, didn't last long because Rachel revealed in "After the Final Rose" that she broke up with Tino after she found out that he cheated on her.
In new footage, which was filmed a few weeks earlier, Tino admitted to Rachel that he kissed another girl. According to Rachel, their relationship went rough after "The Bachelorette" aired, but they never broke up. The infidelity, however, was the last straw. Tino begged Rachel to work things out, but Rachel felt like she's "done" with everything. She decided to return the ring to him.
The pair later met face-to-face for the first time since breaking up. Their conversation didn't go well as Rachel slammed him for doing something "inexcusable." Later, Aven made a surprise appearance. He said that he wanted to try again with Rachel and when he asked if she wanted to come with him, she accepted it. The two then left the show together.
Back in Mexico, Erich got down on one knee to propose to Gabby with an oval-shaped ring. The two then happily celebrated their engagement, but Jesse claimed in the studio that "not everything has been rosy" between the two in the months since. Erich then joined Jesse and Gabby onstage. He said that he's still engaged to Gabby, but he noted that they had a lot to discuss.
He also addressed his controversial text messages to an ex that were leaked this week. In the text, Erich told his ex that he went on "The Bachelorette" only for his career. In another message, he said that the show wasn't "real."
Erich admitted that he initially felt that way, but it changed after he met Gabby. He additionally claimed that he used the show to get out of the relationship with his ex as he didn't see a future with her. Gabby seemed to believe in him as she confirmed that they're still together.