Rachel speaks exclusively with Screen Rant and explains her relationship with Doug and their casting for season 4 of Love After Lockup.
Rachel and Doug are among the new couples on Love after lockdown season 4. Viewers watched the interesting dynamic between the couple as they finally live together as a married couple for the first time. In just a few short episodes, fans have already gotten a glimpse of Rachel and Doug’s extreme PDA and their hunger for privacy. While speaking exclusively with ScreenRant, Rachel explained why she and Doug were comfortable showing their love to the world.
Like most Love after lockdown couples, Rachel and Doug met and fell in love while Doug was serving prison time. This was already Doug’s second time serving a long sentence, after his arrest in 2015, just 40 days after his first release from prison. Considering all the time Love after lockdown‘s Doug was in prison, he practically grew up behind bars, with little time as a free adult. But her edgy style and controlling demeanor ticked all of Rachel’s boxes as she fell head over heels in love with Doug. The two ended up getting married, despite Doug’s incarceration, and Rachel even looked after Doug’s son before he was released from prison.
In a recent exclusive chat with Rachel and Britney, the two Love after lockdown the stars explained what prompted them to sign up for the show. While Britney admits to seeing a TV commercial that got her motivated, Rachel revealed how “categorical“Doug was about to be on the show.”It was just a night we were watching an episode. We saw the end, ‘If you’re dating an inmate…’ I was like, oh, I am. So my friend said to me: ‘Let’s write it down’. Let’s write them down. Let’s see,’” Love after lockdown‘s Britney explained, talking about how she and Ray ended up on the show. “And they did respond back. I really didn’t think I’d get a response back,She added. The most recent episode followed Britney as she first met Ray’s family, and they all traveled together to welcome Ray to the free world.
While Britney took the initiative to join the show, Rachel and Doug had a totally different reason to join us. It turns out that Doug was actually the one who tricked his wife into signing them up for the hit reality series. “Well, Doug was pretty adamant that he wanted to do the show,” Love after lockdownRachel revealed. She explained that she warned him about how harsh fans can be when they react to their portrayal on the show. “I would ask him, ‘Do you understand that this is just going to make us look like garbage bags, whatever?’Rachel remembers.
She went on to explain that after a producer contacted Doug on JPay, Doug felt it was a sign and told his wife: “We need to. For anyone who’s seen the show, it’s no secret how much Rachel is in love with Doug. So how could she say no to her husband? “I said, ‘You know what? It doesn’t matter. I will follow the process and see what happens ”,“ Rachel added. Fans have talked a lot about all the intimate moments Rachel and Doug have shared on the show so far. But seeing how much Doug wanted to be picked, it looks like he came Love after lockdown with the intention of putting on a show.
Love after lockdown airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on We TV.
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