Katie Thurston may have been the one looking for love, but all Twitter can talk about after the finale of “The Bachelorette” is her Aunt Lindsey.
Spoilers on “The Bachelorette” finale are below:
Bachelor Nation fans met the woman Thurston described as being more like a sister shortly after she narrowed her group of men down to one – Blake Moynes. Soon it was the Canadian wildlife manager’s turn to meet the family. He also met Thurston’s mom.
One Twitter user pointed out some of the zingers Lindsey said during a one-on-one chat with Moynes. They include, “There were two Bachelorettes and neither wanted you,” “You don’t actually mean s***,” “Marriage is not all it’s cracked up to be” and “Watching a train wreck and being in one is way different.”
For his part, Moynes seemed to struggle with winning over her approval, but in the end, he still left engaged to the Bachelorette.
Some of the best tweets were:
Other viewers made parallels between Lindsey and the structure Thurston and Moynes lit on fire.
And others simply felt bad for Moynes.
Twitter Users Made Parallels Between Aunt Lindsey and Barbara Weber
As Thurston’s Aunt Lindsey made the rounds on Twitter, many viewers made parallels to another controversial family member in Bachelor Nation history – Peter Weber’s mom Barbara Weber. She is known to many as simply Barb.
Barb made headlines for her criticism of Weber’s runner-up, Madison Prewett, on his “After the Final Rose” special.
“I’ve gotten a lot of love on my DMs. But I will say, when I went for Hannah Ann, she was the one who embraced me with love. … I just loved her. The next day we met Madison and it started on a rocky road because she made us wait three hours to come in — she didn’t want to meet us. We had just come across the world, we were exhausted … and we had to wait three hours. And when she did come in, we didn’t get an apology. And when I proceeded to ask her if she was madly in love with my son, she said no that she wouldn’t accept a proposal in four days. … as a mother, that wasn’t what we were expecting,” People quoted Weber’s mom.
Barb continued telling then-host, Chris Harrison, “We just clicked right away. We, unfortunately, didn’t have that connection with Madison.”
As some Twitter users wrote:
Fans Theorized Aunt Lindsey’s Reaction to ‘After the Final Rose’
While Aunt Lindsey did not appear to be at the taping of “After the Final Rose,” Twitter still theorized what her reaction would be.
Some users wrote that Thurston channeled her aunt during her argument with former contestant Greg Grippo. Her third-place contestant self-eliminated after an argument that led Thurston to accuse him of being an actor.
As some tweets read:
Other viewers lamented the fact they would never see Lindsey and Grippo interact.
Later, Twitter had a field day trying to figure out how Lindsey would react to Thurston and Moynes’ engagement. As the 30-year-old told hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe, she never shared with her family that she got engaged. Thurston revealed she worried if they could keep the secret.
As Twitter predicted her reaction:
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