Bryan Abasolo Reaffirms Request for $16K Monthly Spousal Support from Rachel Lindsay, Claims She 'Never Wanted to Be Around' Him

Bryan Abasolo has reaffirmed his request for substantial spousal support after Rachel Lindsay's refusal

Published Time: 04.07.2024 - 20:31:17 Modified Time: 04.07.2024 - 20:31:17

Bryan Abasolo has reaffirmed his request for substantial spousal support after Rachel Lindsay's refusal.

In a Tuesday, July 2 filing, Abasolo, 44, hit back at his ex-wife's claims that he is "not in need" of financial support amid their ongoing divorce. While Lindsay, 39, said that Abasolo's requests were "not supported by competent evidence and far exceed the actual marital lifestyle and his need" in a June 26 filing obtained by PEOPLE, the chiropractor has insisted that he needs support to maintain their "marital standard of living."

In a new filing obtained by PEOPLE, Abasolo says that Lindsay "earned a very substantial income" during their four-year marriage and cited his proposed financial needs as $16,275 per month.

Abasolo claims that his monthly income is $1,341, and after paying expenses, "there is nothing left." He also claims that after the couple moved to Los Angeles in 2021, his "net income was almost nothing," and Lindsay was aware of that, "which is why she agreed to pay most of our living expenses until I could regularly contribute."

Abasolo also made several claims in the filing about the nature of his relationship with Lindsay, including that she "never showed any interest in his business" and that her "jet-setting career often took her away from our marital residence while I stayed home."

He claims the former Bachelorette wanted him "out of the way" and "not involved in 'Hollywood,'" and would go so far as to "disinvite him to parties or events and then go with her industry friends instead."

Additionally, the chiropractor, who met Lindsay on season 21 of The Bachelorette in 2017 and married her in 2019, alleges that he "discovered that Rachel had been disingenuous" while they were living in Dallas after the show aired, which led him to "consider not -

following through with our marriage."

In 2020, when she "took the job with Extra TV," Abasolo further claims, "She gave me an ultimatum: I either move to California with her or else the marriage is over."

Abasolo says that by the time he filed for divorce on January 2, he "no longer trusted Rachel and had endured years of her verbal manipulation," as he described his experience in their relationship.

"The reality is that I was the one stuck at home and stuck at work with a wife who never wanted to be around me during our marriage," Abasolo claims.

PEOPLE has reached out to Lindsay's representatives for comment.

In Lindsay's June 26 filing, when she opposed her ex-husband's initial request for spousal support and $75,000 for his legal fees, she said he was claiming to make "less than he would if he worked at McDonalds," based on his reported $16,000 annual income.

"Bryan claims to earn so little that if he worked a 40-hour week and was paid minimum wage in Los Angeles County, he would more than double his reported earnings," her filing indicated.

Lindsay also claimed that Abasolo "refuses to vacate her home," for which she has "paid 100% of the mortgage, property taxes, homeowner's insurance, maintenance and repairs, utilities and costs to care for our parts" since they separated.

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As far as their "marital standard of living," she claimed it was "nowhere near as glamorous as Bryan portrays it to be," and that the couple "rarely saw each other or even lived together during our brief marriage."

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