The Bachelorette’s Eric Bigger Apologizes for Calling Bryan Abasolo a “Consolation Prize”
Eric Bigger is clarifying comments he made about Rachel Lindsay’s decision to pick fiancé Bryan Abasolo.
Third-place finisher Eric echoed many fans' feelings when he called the 37-year-old a “consolation prize” just after the finale.
However, the Baltimore native believes his comments were not taken the right way.
“That’s why I wanted to clarify that there is no ill will, no disrespect, I’m just calling what I saw. Forgive me, I apologize, but it’s all love.”
Though he’s friends with both Rachel and Bryan now that the season’s over, he knows his comments may have hurt them.
“They both know me — they know I’m honest. I think at the same time, when we have our own opinions, we can be insensitive to people’s feelings and thoughts,” he shared.
“Me knowing them, personally I just want to say, I apologize if I offended anyone.”
The 29-year-old was sent packing following the Fantasy Suite dates, and though he’s sad he went home, he’s glad he wasn’t in the top two.
“I think if I were to move forward it would’ve been that much harder for her to pick her top one,” he told Home & Family.
Despite having a strong connection with the leading lady, the motivational speaker knew she had a strong relationship with the chiropractor from the beginning.
“They have a connection for sure. I think it will last. They both come from families where the mom and dad have been together for more than 30 years,” he said.
“They come from a foundation of committed relationships. I feel like anybody in their position, if they’re willing to work, sacrifice, commit and love each other unconditionally, I think it’ll work.”
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