It might be just the second week of Rachel Lindsay's reign as the Bachelorette, but the drama on the dating reality show is already picking up steam. On Monday's (29 May) episode, the 32-year-old TV star was faced with an awkward situation when a woman named Lexi confronted Lindsay, claiming to be the girlfriend of one of her suitors.
"I wanted to talk you. I was watching TV last week, and I saw that the first couple of guys came out to meet you, and I saw one guy came out with an engagement ring, and up until hours before that, he had been my boyfriend of seven months," Lexi said exposing DeMario Jackson to the bachelorette.
"He's lied to all of us, and he's really deceived everybody here, but he literally still has the keys to my apartment," the alleged girlfriend of the Bachelorette contestant revealed. "We literally never broke up. He just stopped responding."
All this went down during the second group date of the Bachelorette's season 13, in which Rachel chose to spend time with Will, Jamey, Diggy, Alex, Adam, Lee, Matt, Eric, Josiah, and DeMario. It seemed like the date was doomed from the very beginning with Rachel's suitors failing miserably at the impromptu basketball game.
But the icing on the cake was Rachel responding to the DeMario situation after he was caught red-handed by his so-called ex. Instead of dismissing him immediately, the Dallas-based attorney gave DeMario another opportunity to explain himself.
Alas, the 30-year-old executive recruiter could not live up to her expectation and went on to level one allegations after another against his girlfriend.
"She is psycho," he said about Lexi. "I met her a long time ago. I met her a few times...[I broke things off] face to face. I went over to her house, I talked to her." No sooner had he said this, than DeMario's scorned lover proved that he is lying by producing a record of their text history.
"I believe you want to be here, I just don't think you want to be here for me," Rachel ultimately said before showing DeMario the door.
"Let me tell you something: I'm not here to be played. I'm not here to be made a joke of, which is what I feel like you're doing right now with me, so I'm really going to need you to get the f**k out," she said.
Unfortunately, there's more drama to unfold in the next week's episode as DeMario decides to show up at the cocktail party.
The Bachelorette airs Monday nights on ABC at 8pm EST.