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EXCLUSIVE: Corinne Olympios Reveals Why Her Nanny, Raquel, Wasn't at 'Bachelor: Women Tell All'

by Jennifer Drysdale 8:35 PM PST, March 06, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Corinne Olympios Reveals Why Her Nanny, Raquel, Wasn't at 'Bachelor: Women Tell All'

Corinne Olympios treated the audience of The Bachelor's "Women Tell All" to cheese pasta on Monday night -- but where was Raquel?

ET's Lauren Zima sat down with Olympios at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles last week after the show's taping, where the blonde beauty opened up all about the woman who helped raise her.

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"Raquel was like, 'I don't like that there's other girls! I didn't know!'"Olympios explained of Raquel's reaction to her being on the show. "She like, didn't get it until he was like, 'No, there's three other girls.' And she was like, 'Oh no, oh no.'"

Since Olympios' intro video in this season's premiere, Raquel has become a certified star in her own right – inspiring memes, a #FreeRaquel GoFundMe page, and even a Twitter account.

"I don't think she really knows the severity of her famousness," Olympios said. "Is famousness a word?" "I don’t think she knows [about the Twitter account]. I think we're not going to tell her, either," she continued. "I don't want her to get scared of anything. She's like, very, to herself."

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Raquel appeared to keep to herself the day of "Women Tell All" as well, missing out on Olympios' heartfelt explanation of why, at 24, she still refers to her as her nanny.

"Raquel is a very, very special person because she's someone who has been there with me through the hardest times in my life, when I didn't have anybody else," Olympios told Chris Harrison in the hot seat. "My mom had ovarian cancer. I was told that she was going to pass away. I was told that my dad needed to get her funeral in order. And Raquel was there, and she was my rock."

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"She moved from New Jersey to Florida to be with me and my family during this time, and when I said 'nanny,' I said it in a way to not call her a cleaning lady or a housekeeper, because I care about her," she continued. "I don't want to disrespect her by using the wrong word, because she's so important to me."

Olympios followed up her turn in the hot seat by offering up Raquel's famous cheese pasta, while Raquel preferred to spend the night in Miami. 

"They invited her to go to 'Women Tell All,'" Olympios told ET. "She didn't want to go."

See more from ET's interview with Olympios in the video below. 

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