Tino Franco refers to his cheating on Rachel Recchia as 'tiny thing', 'The Bachelorette' fans dub him 'narcissist'

'“I didn’t want to bother you with something so tiny” aren’t words I would use to describe cheating on my fiancé #thebachelorette,' wrote a fan

Tino Franco refers to his cheating on Rachel Recchia as 'tiny thing', 'The Bachelorette' fans dub him 'narcissist'
'The Bachelorette' stars Rachel Recchia and Tina Franco (ABC)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: If Tino Franco was hoping to redeem himself in the eyes of 'The Bachelorette' fans after he was shown 'gaslighting' Rachel Recchia throughout season 19, then he may want to reconsider it. The California resident's "happily ever after" with Rachel was short-lived, as he admitted to cheating on her while they were still engaged.

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The finale episode featured a clip of Rachel confronting Tino for his actions. Though Tino apologized for putting Rachel through an "emotional rollercoaster", the 28-year-old however felt that Rachel was to be equally blamed for how things panned out between them. He brought out his journal and began reading out all the hurtful things she allegedly said to him. Rachel reportedly didn't want to stay engaged to him and was contemplating returning the engagement ring, which left Tino feeling very hurt. He assumed that they were done, and went on to kiss another girl. Later, when he realized that he still had feelings for Rachel, he came clean to her about the kiss. When Rachel confronted him for sitting on the information of his infidelity for four days without telling her, Tino's response to it left not only Rachel but also fans fuming. He said, " ‘I tried to forgive myself. I didn't want to get in your hair over something so tiny’ . 

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Rachel Recchia on 'The Bachelorette' (ABC)
Rachel Recchia on 'The Bachelorette' (ABC)

Rachel was left feeling shocked over Tino minimizing his cheating as something "tiny". 'The Bachelorette' fans too sided with Rachel and took to Twitter to call him out for trying to emotionally manipulate her by brushing off all his wrongdoings. A fan tweeted, "Tino still is making this so small, like you cheated, its not tiny, and he is just such a narcissist, they can't admit they are wrong, keeps stepping out because he can't apologize #TheBachelorette #BachelorNation #bachelorette." "“I didn’t want to bother you with something so tiny” aren’t words I would use to describe cheating on my fiancé #thebachelorette #finale," wrote a fan. "Not him GASLIGHTING Rachel by telling her that him cheating was “tiny” @BacheloretteABC #thebachelorette," commented a fan. "Did Tino say, ‘I tried to forgive myself. Don’t get in your hair over something so tiny’ As a response to HIM, HIM CHEATING!?!? #thebachelorette," wondered a shocked fan.

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

 

Another fan shared, "@thebacheloretteabc #thebachelorette @pilot__rachel Just because someone it the star of the show. Doesn't mean they're the one telling the whole truth. However, him saying it was tiny was messed up. But I don't think everything they said was the opposite was him lying." "He said Rachel is trying to make him look bad and then goes and keeps saying “I did this tiny thing” referring to him cheating. You did it to yourself #thebachelorette," pointed out a fan. "Tino has stormed out twice during a fight about something HE did and has called cheating on his fiancé “the tiniest thing” TWICE?! Calling something tiny that your fiancé has such a huge reaction to is emotional manipulation. You cannot fw this man #thebachelorette," expressed a fan. "Tino trying to say the kiss was a “tiny thing” is unbelievable & I’m glad she’s done w him. That said, I am very happy Rachel is in therapy. I think will be good for her long term and I hope she sticks w it. #TheBachelorette #Bachelorette," noted a fan.

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'The Bachelorette' Season 19 is available for streaming on ABC.

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