‘The Bachelorette’ star Gabby Windey reveals if she’s really “in love” with Jason Alabaster

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The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey has revealed if she truly felt “in love” with Jason Alabaster a couple of weeks into her journey on Season 19.

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On Monday night’s The Bachelorette episode, Gabby gushed to Rachel Recchia about how she was “in love” with Jason, a 30-year-old investment banker from Santa Monica, CA, following the first half of their one-on-one date in Paris.

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“I’m in love,” Gabby confided in her friend with a giggle. “It really was magical.”

Gabby took viewers by surprise, especially since cast members don’t typically drop the L-bomb until much later in the season, and so she revealed to Us Weekly if she really meant it.

“I think Rachel and I were both on a high of being in such a romantic city and having this amazing date,” Gabby explained.

While Gabby strolled through the streets of Paris with Jason, Rachel embarked on a romantic day of exploration with Tino Franco, a 28-year-old general contractor from Playa Del Rey, CA.

“Also, it’s so fun to see a girlfriend after a date — we had been begging for a double date. So I think it was just all these feelings of, ‘Love is in the air,'” Gabby said, before clarifying, “I take saying I’m in love very seriously.”

“But yeah, as far as Jason goes, we had a really great time together,” she continued. “He’s more reserved. I think we’ve all had some form of anxiety in the past.”

Gabby admitted to Rachel during the date that she and Jason didn’t discuss anything deep and their conversations were “surface-level stuff.”

“So whether it comes out in social scenarios or not, him and I together — just us — he was really able to break out of the shell. We had so much fun,” Gabby revealed.

“I think you got to see a side of him that he didn’t always see in the house with the other guys. With me it was different and that’s all that matters.”

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Rachel also had such a great date with Tino, who received her First Impression Rose, that many viewers have been assuming he’s the frontrunner out of her lineup of guys.

Rachel told Gabby during their mid-date chat that she had a great connection with Tino and felt “scared.” Gabby assured Rachel that Tino liked her a lot, but Rachel wasn’t sure how to handle her strong feelings.

“To feel this strong this early on, it’s terrifying because I have been through so much rejection in the past,” Rachel explained.

Rachel and Gabby, for starters, were both brutally dumped — at the same time — by Clayton Echard on The Bachelor’s 26th season.

And Rachel has shared on the series how an ex-boyfriend didn’t support her career as a flight instructor because he became jealous and insecure about her traveling and being gone so much.

“And if Tino does the same thing to me, that would be ten times worse,” Rachel noted. “I don’t want that to happen, so tonight I want to see if we’ll fit into each other’s lives.”

Rachel gave Tino a rose, and Gabby offered Jason a rose as well.

When Gabby pinned a rose on Jason’s suit, she told him that the rose signified her belief that their relationship could “really go somewhere,” and they kissed by the Eiffel Tower.

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Click here to read spoilers about how far Jason and Tino made it on Gabby and Rachel’s The Bachelorette season.

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About The Author:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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