After the news was leaked early Monday evening, Rachel was officially announced as the next bachelorette on Jimmy Jimmel Live!
Moments after the reveal was made Nick Viall her ex and current bachelor posted on Instagram to express his feelings on Rachel being chosen.
He writes "Bachelor Nation doesn't know how it all goes down yet, but as you'll surely see saying goodbye to Rachel was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life. I have met very few people who possess as much beauty, grace, and charisma as Rachel and after hearing that she'll be the next Bachelorette I couldn't be more excited.Bachelor Nation is so lucky to have her but not as lucky as the group of men who will have a chance at winning her heart. No one is better prepared to show Bachelor Nation, and the world, the beauty of embracing diversity. Good luck Rachel, not that you'll be needing it. I'm so proud and happy for you, I'm honored to be able to call you a friend. I can't wait to watch your journey!! #thebachelor #thebachelorette."
We couldn't be more excited for Rachel Lindsay to be our new bachelorette! Congrats and good luck on your "journey" 😂