It happened when Rachel was with the second group date; Will, Jamey, Diggy, Alex, Adam, Lee, Matt, Eric, Josiah, and last but not least, DeMario.
So this group date started off innocently enough, with NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar showing up to teach the guys how to play basketball. None of them were very good at all, but that was okay because Rachel loves basketball and she was having a great time.
Then hell broke loose
The guys went on to play a pretty terrible game of basketball, but the main event had yet to come. The main event, in fact, didn’t happen until after the game, when a woman named Lexi came up to Rachel and introduced herself while the boys were in the locker room.
Lexi, as it turns out, was DeMario’s girlfriend from back home. According to her, they had been dating for about seven months when he suddenly disappeared and stopped answering her texts and calls. The next thing she knew, a few days later, she saw him being introduced to Rachel on live television as one of her contestants on After the Final Rose in March.
Hell hath no fury like a woman insulted, and Lexi was no exception. Lexi was very furious. Rachel, bless her heart, handled the situation with the utmost class, grace and maturity. She went to go get DeMario, brought him out to Lexi and gave him every opportunity to explain himself. And when he failed, she dumped him instantly.
Oh, poor DeMario. DeMario did all the wrong things and got trapped in lie after lie. He pretended not to know Lexi at first, called her “psycho” and chalked their relationship up to just having “sexual intercourse.” He asked if they could have this conversation off-camera because this was “some personal life stuff.” Then he pretended that he had mailed Lexi’s keys back to her, oh, and claimed to have broken up with her face-to-face, though Lexi quickly whipped out their text history and proved that that wasn’t the case.