Fans of The Bachelorette have mixed reactions to Aven surprising Rachel at After The Final Rose, as some feel it was unfair and embarrassing to Tino.
Fans of The Bachelorette had mixed feelings about Aven Jones’ surprise appearance at After The Final Rose, where he asked to speak to Rachel Recchia, after it was revealed that she and Tino Franco were no longer engaged. Aven placed second in Rachel’s group of men, after the two broke up in Mexico when Aven was unsure that he was ready to get engaged. Aven emphasized to Rachel that he still wanted to continue a relationship with her, but Rachel made it clear that she was looking to leave engaged.
After Aven and Rachel broke up, she became engaged to Tino. Unfortunately, it was then revealed that Tino had cheated on Rachel as he kissed another girl while the two were going through a rough time. Rachel then ended her engagement with Tino, and the two came face-to-face for the first time since at After The Final Rose. When it became clear that the two had no intentions of getting back together, host Jesse Palmer told Rachel that there was someone backstage who was eager to speak with her. Aven then walked out, and Rachel ran offstage with him, leaving Tino and Jesse alone and confused on stage.
While some fans were thrilled to see Aven return to fight for Rachel’s heart, others thought that the moment was poorly executed. Aven was a fan favorite on the season, and many fans thought that he often received the short end of the stick. Some fans felt that Aven’s hometown date was rushed, and they were also not happy that his fantasy suite date was consistently interrupted by Tino complaining. Many felt that Aven was the clear choice for Rachel over Tino, so they were happy to see that Aven and Rachel may get a second chance.
On the other hand, some fans felt that the moment was unfair and inconsiderate toward Tino. As Tino had cheated on Rachel, he did not have much support from fans during his conversation with her. While fans did not condone Tino cheating on Rachel, they still felt that it was unfairly embarrassing for Tino to sit there while Aven came out. Others, however, felt that Tino deserved the embarrassment after what he had put Rachel through.
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There were also a number of The Bachelorette fans that felt the moment was staged for a dramatic effect. While Aven and Rachel did not come back onscreen, many speculated that a relationship between the two would likely not result from the conversation. Neither Rachel nor Aven have since revealed any details about their conversation, which leads fans to believe that both have gone their separate ways.