Entertainment TV Jesse Palmer Smiles with Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey as Season 19 Begins Filming Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey were named co-leads of The Bachelorette season 19 after being contestants on Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 28, 2022 07:32 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: jessepalmer/Instagram Jesse Palmer is already having double the fun while filming the new season of The Bachelorette. The host, 43, shared an image of himself smiling with new Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey on Instagram. "All 😃s with these two today," he wrote alongside the image. He recently posted about being back on the set of the hit ABC reality series. "So great to be home, back at the mansion," he shared on Saturday. "Gabby and Rachel's journeys are about to begin… 🌹🌹." Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss also tweeted that The Bachelorette season — in which both Rachel and Gabby will search for love — was getting underway. "The journey has begun… #TheBachelorette (s)," he shared alongside an image of the men sitting on a coach and apparently awaiting the leading ladies' arrival. The Bachelorette: Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey Announced as Leading Ladies for Season 19 Nick Viall Reacts to New Bachelorettes Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia: 'I Think They're Phenomenal' Gabby and Rachel were named co-leads of The Bachelorette after becoming the runner-ups on Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor. It marks the first time in the show's history that two women search for love in a single season. "After unwaveringly supporting each other through a devastating dual breakup in the season 26 finale of The Bachelor, fan favorites and fierce women Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia will stand by each other's side yet again as they set out on a journey to find love," ABC said in a previous press release. Ricky Middlesworth/ABC via Getty Images (2) The Bachelor's Susie Evans Spoke with Gabby Windey Before Reconnecting with Clayton Echard Earlier this month, the women opened up on the After the Final Rose special about sharing Bachelorette duties. "I'm so happy for her, I truly am. It's crazy, this is insane. I'm excited to do this journey with you. We did it once together and we've been through the most crazy experience together," Rachel said. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Gabby added, "I'm a girl's girl through and through so having a friend by my side, there's nothing I could ask more." Both Rachel and Gabby were contestants on Clayton's season of The Bachelor. The two women were eliminated during the season finale after he decided to try to pursue a relationship with Susie Evans, who had left after learning the lead had been intimate with both Rachel and Gabby during Fantasy Suite week. He had also told all three women that he was in love with each other them. The new season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere July 11 on ABC.