Dubbed the worst breakup in Bachelorette history, fans felt there was no closure between Rachel Lindsay and Peter Kraus during the tear-filled finale. With so much seemingly left unsaid, sources reveal exclusively to Life & Style that Peter tried reaching out to Rachel — but was ignored.
"Peter sent her a direct message on Instagram,” the insider says. “He basically thanked her for the experience and let her know that he did care about her. He said something like, ‘I never meant to upset you or hurt you.’ He didn’t get a response back. He didn’t message her again, didn’t beg for her back. He wanted to wait to see her in person.”
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And when the exes reunited on the After the Final Rose special, it was obvious the Dallas-based attorney was not over Peter. Rachel was rightly furious about his claim on the finale that she was choosing a "mediocre" life with Bryan Abasolo for the sake of the ring. Along with hinting that he should not be the next Bachelor, Rachel went on to accuse the personal trainer of being "manipulative."
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"She was really hurt by the way things ended with Peter, and her feelings have turned into hatred,” says the insider. “She’s still hurt.” Her feelings for the gap-toothed hottie are causing tension in her relationship with Bryan, who uncharacteristically refused to kiss his fiancée during a recent appearance at the Mohegan Sun Reality Check event in Connecticut on Aug. 9. “Yeah,
we did enough of that," he said.
As for Peter, “he’s done reaching out to her, after the way she’s acted toward him,” the insider says. “He just hopes she’s really happy with Bryan.”
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