In March, The Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss reassured viewers that the shakeup doesn’t mean Rachel and Gabby will be at odds.
“I love Gabby and Rachel but there’s no way this doesn’t pit these two against each other,” one fan tweeted at the time. “Every guy is gonna be asked the same question ‘who do you like more!'”
Fleiss replied: “Not true! You’ll see…”
According to former Bachelor Nick Viall, the women will have options to date all the men.
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In a July 7 interview with Us, Palmer revealed that having two bachelorettes was a challenge for both Gabby and Rachel, as they navigated dating the same guys. “A lot of very difficult conversations needed to be had, but at the end of the day, I think it was their friendship and their support of each other that really helped them through it all magically somehow. And I don’t know how this whole thing just worked and I cannot wait for bachelor nation to see how it all unfolds,” he revealed.
The Bachelorette host added that “people are gonna need a notebook” to keep track of “who’s dating who” in season 19.