Lexi Young Always Noticed Joey Graziadei and Kelsey A.'s Strong Bond from the Beginning

20 March 2024 1958
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Fans are anticipating who Joey Graziadei will propose to in the gripping season 28 finale of The Bachelor. However, former contestant Lexi Young has confessed to seeing a "strong connection" between Joey and the remaining two contestants, Daisy Kent and Kelsey Anderson.

"From the very first night, I noticed a strong bond between Joey and Kelsey A. That being said, I also observed a certain connection with Daisy," Lexi, age 30, divulged to Us Weekly following the Women Tell All recording. The article was published on March 19. "I was closer with Kelsey A., so I was privy to their link. Nonetheless, Joey has a challenging decision to make. Both ladies bring something special and are delightful in many ways."

On arriving at the Bachelor mansion, Lexi immediately caught Joey's attention. However, she chose to leave during week 6. Despite a good connection, their relationship stagnated as they realised their timelines for marriage were mismatched.

In the course of the group trip to Malta in week 4, Lexi had a date with Joey, age 28. While the others sought precious alone time, Lexi had mixed feelings about her one-on-one interlude. She disclosed to the tennis pro that she had endometriosis, a painful condition where tissue similar to the uterus lining grows outside the uterus, as explained by the Mayo Clinic.

Despite Joey's sensitive response, Lexi opted to leave when she discovered Joey was not in a hurry to wed and start a family.

“Retrospectively, after having some time to ponder, I wonder if I ended things prematurely. However, my emotions were running high then. We had a very deep heart-to-heart, and when I consider it all, I'm content with my decision,” Lexi explained to Us Weekly.

Now, Daisy and Kelsey are the only remaining women in the season with fans speculating on who Joey will finally choose. There's an expected flurry of drama with footage showing Joey weeping at an apparent proposal scene. After the Women Tell All episode aired on March 18, ABC released a new teaser of the final episode featuring Joey confessing to "falling in love" and imagining a future with both women.

"Daisy understands me on a deep, fundamental level. It's a unique feeling," Joey shared in the preview. "On the other hand, Kelsey and I share this genuine physical connection."

Following confessions of love from all sides, Daisy, 25, confesses her uncertainties about her relationship with Joey.

"I felt a bit off with us," Daisy, from Minnesota, confided in Joey. "It shouldn't feel like this."

The season 28 finale of The Bachelor will air on ABC on Monday, March 25, at 8 p.m., concluding the season with a three-hour special.