'Controlling or madly in love?': Tino's reaction to Rachel's overnight dates divides 'The Bachelorette' fans

Tino's discomfort over Rachel exploring her physical connection with other suitors leaves 'The Bachelorette' fans divided about his intentions

'Controlling or madly in love?': Tino's reaction to Rachel's overnight dates divides 'The Bachelorette' fans
'The Bachelorette' stars Tina Franco and Rachel Recchia (ABC)
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MEXICO: There's a very fine line between being in love and being controlling. After watching Tino Franco's reaction to 'The Bachelorette' star Rachel Recchia going on overnight dates with her other two suitors and exploring her 'physical connection' with them, fans couldn't help but wonder if he was just madly in love with Rachel or was being controlling of her.

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In the preview clip released by ABC ahead of the upcoming episode, Tino can be seen having a chat with host Jesse Palmer about his feelings. The suitor opens up about how the fantasy suites week has been very hard on him. For the California native, watching his lady love getting intimate and spending time with other men was a tough pill to swallow and expressed the same to Jesse. "It is trying my patience beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This would be an easy week to walk away," he explained.

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After listening to Tino's feelings about the situation, 'The Bachelorette' fans were divided over his intentions, While some fans defended Tino's feelings by pointing out how he was just expressing the feelings of a person madly in love put in a very unusual situation. A fan commented on the show's Instagram page with, "I don't get why Tino gets so much backlash just because he expresses his feeling's, he's falling for Rachel and this isn't a normal situation to be in and it's his decision to propose in the end. It's hard for anyone even a crush to see them with other people, and sex on the other hand is a huge thing so I can understand his frustration 100%, I'm team Zach but I don't think Tino deserves to be called controlling just bc his emotions." "This man is so deeply in love with Rachel. He is naturally having a difficult time with this process at this time. Hang in there Tino!!!" wrote a fan. Another fan added, "I don’t understand why is he getting so much hate 😂 calm down y’all they’re real people with real feelings." "I am puting myself in his shoes being handed out the first rose and getting reassurance from Rachel week after week ...I will feel the same way he is feeling knowing she mite be sleeping with someone else I don't think he is controlling I think he is madly in love with her that's all," echoed a fan.

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For  many other fans, Tino's words and actions came across as major red flags. A fan shared, "I didn’t hear one word about love or caring for her, to me he just sounds like a competitive man playing a game who feels entitled to the win." "Why is this an issue? They know this before the show. I don’t think they should sleep with any of them but they do. Get over it. You signed up for it," pointed out a fan. "I feel for tino but at the same time he should've known what he got himself into. I still have red flags about him. He's not a bad guy but he needs to work on himself," expressed a fan. "This isn’t love he’s describing it’s insecurity and it’s unhealthy. I hope Rachel runs away from this guy as fast as she can," seconded a fan.

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'The Bachelorette' suitor Tino Franco (ABC)
'The Bachelorette' suitor Tino Franco (ABC)

This isn't the first time that Tino's behavior on the show has raised eyebrows. Previously when Rachel canceled a group date to deal with being rejected by one of her suitors, instead of trying to console or reassure her, Tino slammed her for making him feel "invisible" and not thinking about him! We can't wait to see how things pan out for Tino during the fanatsy suites week and if he'll continue to be a 'baby back b****'. 

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'The Bachelorette' Season 19 airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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