The Bachelor Nation drama just keeps getting more and more complicated. Rachel Lindsay recently addressed her feud with former bestie Raven Gates, leaving fans heartbroken when she revealed she never wants to be her friend again. Now, last season's Bachelor is stirring the pot even more by providing his opinion... and he's stirring the pot pretty hard. What happened with Rachel Lindsay and Colton Underwood? Apparently, they do not get along at all.
Fighting is nothing new to the Bachelor franchise, but usually the conflicts occur between contestants who are on the same season of the show. After all, competing for one person's heart is enough to make anybody riled up to start fighting. It's less common to see two former leads of different seasons duke it out. And yet, that's what seems to be going on with Colton and Rachel.
On Oct. 3, Us Weekly posted an Instagram about Rachel and Raven's feud and Colton sounded off with his opinion on it in the comments section. He wrote, "Shocker. Rachel mad at another person... does she like anyone?" He reportedly later added an even longer comment on another Us Weekly Instagram post that read:
I'm not weighing in on the Rachel/Raven drama. I could care less about that, not my business. What is my business is the countless number of times she's spoke poorly of me… including that time she ran her mouth about me to Cassie…Funny thing is I have never met her.
Rachel hasn't weighed in on her drama with Colton, although she did previously say on a 2018 episode of The Morning Toast podcast that she was "not a big fan" of Colton becoming the next Bachelor. It's unclear if and when Rachel has spoken negatively about Colton to his girlfriend Cassie Randolph, but based on Colton's reported comment, there are "countless" times Rachel has had negative things to say about him and Cassie. Elite Daily has reached out to Colton, Rachel, and Raven for comment, but received no response by the time of this publication.
Rachel alluded to her feud with Raven on a recent episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. When she was asked about the details, she said she would not reveal them, but it was a pretty big deal. "It was enough for me not to want to be friends with her," Rachel said on the show. She went on to say she "never will be" friends with Raven again, so it's clear that once Rachel breaks ties with someone, she really means it.
Based on this, a reconciliation between Rachel and Colton doesn't seem very likely either. It's too bad Rachel and Colton can't connect, since being a lead in the Bachelor franchise is a such a unique experience and they'd likely be able to bond over it. Maybe some day the former Bachelor and former Bachelorette will make up. But they probably will have to at least meet for the first time in order to do so.
Season 24 of The Bachelor premieres on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.