After failing to find love in Fiji, both Rachael Gouvignon and Brittney Weldon were booted from Bachelor in Paradise two weeks before the finale aired.
And on Friday, a day after the show’s reunion episode aired, the co-stars spoke candidly about how much they believed they were edited on the program.
Rachael, 34, sensationally claimed that producers ‘completely screwed her character around’ and made her appear ‘crazy’ and ‘infatuated’ with Bachelor Richie Strahan.
‘They completely screwed my character’: Bachelor in Paradise’s Rachael Gouvignon [pictured], sensationally claimed that she was ‘edited the s**t out of’ throughout the season
During the Instagram live chat, where the pair answered fans’ questions, Rachael was keen to reveal just how much she was edited on the show.
Dressed in a plunging red floral frock and with her brunette hair out and straightened, the Instagram star did not hold back.
‘Obviously there’s editing and everyone accuses editing [for their portrayal], but holy s**t… I’ve never been edited that much in my entire life,’ she claimed.
Vocal: During an Instagram live chat on Friday with eliminated co-star Brittney Weldon [below image], the 34-year-old claimed she had never been edited that much in her life
Explaining her decision to star on the show a second time, having appeared on last year’s season, Rachael said: ‘They didn’t really edit me much last year, so I was like, ‘I’m going to go because I think there’ll be a really good outcome possibly’.
‘So I went again and it was basically s**t. Edited like a mother f**ker and I didn’t feel people were there for genuine reasons. It was a fail,’ she further claimed.
Rachael explained that while she and co-star Richie Strahan, 33, only had short air time together, they actually spent hours having deep conversations.
Waste of time: ‘It was basically s**t. [I was] edited like a mother f**ker and I didn’t feel people were there for genuine reasons,’ the brunette Instagram star further claimed
‘Apparently I was infatuated with the guy [Richie], right?’ she directed at Brittney. ‘Totally not [true].’
The brunette bombshell added that while the show was not scripted, she was edited ‘the s**t out of completely’ and producers took her comments out of context.
‘Even sentences I was saying. I was like, ‘I didn’t even say that’,’ she claimed. ‘When I said I knew I was getting a rose from Bill [Goldsmith] and they switched Bill’s name to Richie’s, I was like ‘Oh whatever’.’
Describing the editing process as ‘disheartening’, Rachael said that she’s struggled by how producers ‘completely screwed’ her character around, and even cried while watching each episode.
Edited relationships: Rachael explained that while she and co-star Richie Strahan [pictured], 33, only had short air time together, they actually spent hours having deep conversations
Obsessed? ‘Apparently I was infatuated with the guy [Richie], right?’ she directed at Brittney. ‘Totally not [true]’
‘I couldn’t believe how much they edited me, and I found it really hard to watch,’ she said. ‘No, it wasn’t worth the money [to star on the show].’
Rachael later explained to a fan the connection she had with Richie that was not correctly portrayed on screen.
‘Basically we had dinner for three hours, and he expressed concerns he had with [co-star] Cass [Wood], and he wanted to explore things with me. But obviously they made me look like I was just being crazy and obsessed with him [Richie].’
Rachael went on to further add that she actually formed ‘relationships in there that people don’t even know about.’
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Who could they be? Rachael went on to further add that she actually formed ‘relationships in there that people don’t even know about’