Rachel Lindsay walks away from Bachelor happy hour podcast. The former single made the announcement during the show’s 99th episode on Tuesday, revealing that her 100th episode will be her last. While it’s unclear who will replace Lindsay, a new co-host will be announced at a later date, according to a press release.
“I’m going to make this short and sweet – all good things must come to an end and I feel like certain things run their course and for me, I’ve run my course when it comes to podcasting,” Lindsay said.
The former reality TV star praised the podcast’s original co-host Ali Fedotowsky before sharing what the show has meant to her.
“You know, we started this podcast talking about how fun it is, and it is, and the community that we started and we’re already here with 100 episodes and I’m proud of it and what it’s become and it started with Ali, which is fantastic. I feel like I don’t give you enough praise, “she told current co-host Becca Kufrin.
“So Ali had to leave and you came in and didn’t miss a beat and it’s been a lot of fun watching our friendship grow through the podcast, just to have fun with all the new blood that comes from the show to work through the tough times, to come here and let off steam when we are going through something, “he added. “That’s what the podcast offers you, that community.”
Lindsay ultimately cited prioritizing her mental health as a reason for leaving the podcast.
“But for me, I’ve been fighting, that’s no secret,” he said. “And it’s been very, very difficult for me lately and a lot of the things that we talk about in this podcast also have to do with taking care of yourself and finding your peace and protecting that peace and protecting your sanity. And so, for me, I feel I’ve made it to the end of doing the podcast and I’m glad I left on a high note where it’s the 100th episode, it’s such a milestone. “
She continued to thank fans for their support and urged fans to continue supporting Kufrin and the podcast as it goes without her.
“Thank you for traveling with me for so long. Keep traveling with Becca, supporting her and encouraging her and also this podcast,” he said.
Lindsay has been open about her struggles with The Bachelor franchise for the past year, including his Instagram break in February amid harassment he was receiving from the Bachelor Nation.
According to Van Lathan, the reality star’s co-host on her other podcast, Increased learning, Lindsay decided to take a break from Instagram after Single fans were “spamming her with all sorts of rude and obnoxious things.”
“I woke up, looked at my phone, one of the first things I saw [was] something negative and I was like, ‘You know what? Not today. Not even this weekend, ‘and not yet now because I’m still disabled, “Lindsay explained on the podcast.” It was the best decision I could make for myself to separate myself from that negativity. I needed that. I feel better. I’m not 100 percent, but I feel lighter. “
The Single The franchise released a statement at the time, condemning the online harassment that Lindsay had been receiving.
“As executive producers of The Bachelor Franchise, we would like to make it perfectly clear that any harassment directed at Rachel Lindsay as a result of her interview with Chris Harrison is completely unacceptable, “the statement reads.” Rachel has received an unimaginable amount of hate and has been the subject of serious incidents online. bullying, which, in most cases, has been rooted in racism. That is totally unacceptable. “