Aven Writes a Note for Rachel, Reveals How She Made Him Feel on Their Relationship – Read

Aven Jones is now opening up about his exit and the relationship he had with Rachel Recchia.

In an Instagram post addressed to Rachel, Aven wrote a message to the Bachelorette directly.

Here’s what he posted:

“These last couple of days have been very difficult, preparing to watch back our final moments together.

I am forever thankful for you. Your ability to make me feel so special through everything. Your true grace and beauty from the beginning. Your willingness to open your heart up to me and give me a chance. Words cannot express how much you have meant to me.

From Sofi to Belgium. Amsterdam to Mexico. Meeting your amazing family and friends to meeting my family as well. I have learned things from you, from us, that I will take with me moving forward to grow into a better person. It’s easy to look back on everything and say maybe if I said this or would have done that, things would be different but everything happens for a reason and I truly believe that.

I am just grateful I was able to be apart of your life. And I hope that life brings you nothing but eternal happiness and love.


Aven also appeared on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast with Becca Kufrin and Michelle Young, where he discussed how Rachel made him feel like she was giving up on their relationship.

“I definitely had a moment there when we were conversing that, because of the engagement aspect, she was kind of just quitting on us, she was giving up on us a little bit,” Aven said. She was not really giving us a chance to say, ‘Let’s take a day and think about it. Can we move forward from this? Can we grow from this? Is this something that we could do together?'”

“I had no doubt in my mind. We were on such a good path. Everything that we were doing together we kept growing and growing, learning more about each other. It felt very natural,” he said. “… I felt like we could’ve gotten to that point. That’s something that I was trying to stress to her… Because I didn’t want an engagement at that specific time she might have felt like I was giving up on her, but that wasn’t the case.”

“The ways things between us, it’s always the ‘what if?’ What if I did this? What if I said that? Hearing her say that was a little bit of validation knowing that maybe if I went at things a different way we would’ve left together, we would’ve been in a relationship right now, which is tough to hear,” he said. “That was definitely difficult to hear, that at one point she saw us as the finish, and she was thinking about moving forward outside of all of this.”