History has been made… at least in Bachelor Nation.

After many mysterious tweets from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss about a “historic announcement” coming soon, host Chris Harrison helped Jimmy Kimmel announce on Jimmy Kimmel Live that Rachel Lindsay — who’s currently still trying to win over Nick Viall’s heart on the show — is the next Bachelorette. Lindsay becomes the first black Bachelorette in the franchise’s 33 combined seasons.

“We’re a couple of weeks out from filming, we’re ready to get this started. I’m ready to find love, find a husband,” Lindsay said to Kimmel.

She later added, “I’m looking for someone who’s ready for what I’m ready for. At this point in my life, 31, I’m ready to find a husband, someone who’s ready to start a family.” Lindsay said she hoped to find someone who had a great smile and could make her laugh.

Lindsay, a lawyer from Dallas, Texas made a splash during Nick’s season when she received the first impression rose. And we’d tell you how she left the show, except we’re not really sure, but at this point, we know she’s made it to at least the final six.

The Bachelorette with Rachel Lindsay premieres May 22.

Episode Recaps


The Bachelorette

One single woman searches for her future husband amid a sea of studs in this romantic reality series. Will you accept this rose?

  • TV Show
  • 14
  • 159
  • Mike Fleiss
  • ABC