The episode of “The Bachelorette,” which aired Monday, July 25, was a tough nut to crack for both Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. Just as the ladies were developing romantic relationships with some of their bachelors, other men made their preferences known between the two women. Unfortunately, some men were quite awkward in revealing this and there were moments of injury for both Windey and Recchia. Additionally, while on a date with Erich Schwer, Windey spoke about the difficult relationship she has with her mother, which made for an incredibly emotional situation. After the rough episode, Windey took to her Instagram Stories to thank fans for their support.
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Windey greatly appreciated the support she received
On July 27, Windey shared a slide about her Instagram Stories that were simply white text on a black background. “I can’t thank you all enough for your support,” she wrote. “It means more than you will ever know and so grateful to feel connected to all of you.” The “Bachelorette” star also added a red heart emoji. However, Windey couldn’t just end the note that emotionally and seriously. In a smaller caption, she added in the bottom-right corner, “Now back to the regularly scheduled pics of my dogs Willy,” Windey joked in her trademark humor style.
In fact, Windey received a lot of public support from The Bachelorette viewers after the episode aired. Adding to the tough part of her one-on-one date with Schwer, a comment from suitor Hayden Markowitz took a significant toll on Windey. Explaining his fondness for recchia, Markowitz said Windey was “rough around the edges”. This particular comment sparked a lot of comments online.
The spectators rallied for Windey
After the July 25 episode of The Bachelorette aired, several support threads surfaced on Reddit in The Bachelorette subreddit. A Redditor wrote that Markowitz, in saying what he did, “admitted that he is threatened by strong, independent women … He insults himself, not Gabby.” Any man who can’t handle ‘rough edges’ should be ashamed.” That poster added, “Remember, well-mannered women rarely make history.”
Another poster that references Windey’s vulnerability to her mother, wrote, “Gabby is an inspiration.” This Redditor added, “She’s the kind of woman I want to be, so resilient in her cheerful demeanor.” Quite a few “Bachelorette” fans also mentioned the difficult relationships she has with her mothers, and found that Windey’s story spoke to and inspired them.
“Gabby – Now there’s a girl I can finally relate to. Digging for their happiness is like digging for any of us who have been abandoned/estranged from our mothers.” wrote another fan. “Thanks Gabby for choosing to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is your superpower. Hoping you find the love that will hold your heart and protect it forever,” this supporter continued.
“The Bachelorette” fans do not yet know whether Windey has found her dream man thanks to the show. However, her willingness to be vulnerable during this particular episode seems to have garnered her many staunch supporters, who gather to see her find true happiness.
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