‘The Bachelor’: Are Rachel Lindsay and Colton Underwood Feuding?

We may be in the off-season of The Bachelor, but that doesn’t mean that the drama has died down. In fact, there may be more going on now than there has been since Bachelor in Paradise. And no, we aren’t talking about contestants crying over a lead that they met a few weeks ago. We are talking about issues between actual friends.

So, let’s get into it, shall we?

Rachel Lindsay
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What’s going on between Rachel Lindsay and Raven Nicole Gates?

Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and Bachelor contestant Raven Nicole Gates have been friends ever since they met on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor.

Though they were both dating the same guy at the time, they created a bond that seemed real and long-lasting. When Lindsay scored the role of Bachelorette, Gates even posted a long congratulations on Instagram.

“There’s a reason why we call her BIG RACH! SHE DOES BIG THINGS!!! @therachlindsay,” she wrote. “My day one, my soul friend, my person!! 💞 not only is she making history by being the first African American female to have a bachelor/ette lead BUT she is MORE than that!! To list all of her attributes and qualities that I love would be too long to type. America will soon find out that She IS laughter. She IS friendship. And she IS LOVE. I am ALWAYS in your corner Rach! 💞💓💕 I love you so much!! Now go show America what they’ve been missing!!!! & bring home the Love of your Life.”

But now, the relationship has not only hit a rough patch but seems to be completely over.

“I can’t say. I promised I wouldn’t say,” Lindsay said when asked why she and Gates were no longer friends while on last Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live. “But it was enough for me to not want to be friends with her anymore.”

Host Andy Cohen pressed for more info.

“And you’re still not friends with her?” he asked.

“No, not at all. And I never will be,” she responded.

How does Colton Underwood fit into the drama?

You might be thinking that the drama between two friends would… you know, stay between them. But then, you wouldn’t know much about Bachelor nation.

On Oct. 3, Us Weekly posted about the tension between the former friends on Instagram.

Former Bachelor Colton Underwood commented on the post with more hostility than most people would expect from the generally mild-mannered athlete.

“Shocker. Rachel mad at another person… does she like anyone?” he wrote.

What is going on between Colton Underwood and Rachel Lindsay?

After his comment on the Us Weekly Instagram post, it seemed clear that there was some beef between Underwood and Lindsay.

Underwood later clarified his issue with the former Bachelorette in another Instagram comment on Us Weekly’s page.

“I’m not weighing in on the Rachel/Raven drama. I could care less about that, not my business,” he wrote. “What is my business is the countless number of times she’s spoken poorly of me… including that time she ran her mouth about me to Cassie…Funny thing is I have never met her.”

Lindsay hasn’t responded to Underwood’s comments.