Aven Jones shocked Rachel Recchia when he showed up to the live portion of The Bachelorette finale on Sept. 20! Rachel ended her relationship with Aven after he met her family during part one of the finale, and she got engaged to Tino Franco on the show. However, Rachel and Tino wound up breaking up in the months since filming ended due to Tino cheating, which led Aven to swoop in for another shot at love with her.
Rachel was absolutely shocked to see Aven come onstage, especially since it happened after an extremely tough conversation between her and Tino. Tino was sitting right next to Rachel when Aven made his appearance and the audience went wild.
“I wanted to just come by and say that this is tough and you don’t really deserve any of this, anything that’s happened, and I wanted to know if you wanted to maybe get out of here and catch up?” Aven asked. Rachel didn’t even hesitate when she said, “I would love nothing more!”
Rachel initially broke up with Aven because he told her family that he wasn’t sure if he was ready to get engaged to her after just a few weeks of dating. This confused Rachel, who thought that Aven was on the same page as her about wanting an engagement at the end of filming. Aven insisted that he wanted to be with Rachel, even if that just meant that they’d continue dating without a proposal.
Not only was Rachel blindsided by Aven’s confession, but she also said she felt silly because her family found out how Aven was feeling before she did. She wound up eliminating him ahead of the final rose ceremony because of the miscommunication. During the live portion of the show’s Sept. 13 episode, Rachel and Aven came face-to-face for the first time since their breakup.
The two were able to hash things out and get on amicable terms. Aven admitted he had regrets about how he handled things in Mexico. They both apologized to each other during the live sit down. Clearly, Rachel was still on Aven’s mind all week, leading him to show up After The Final Rose once again!
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