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Father Knows Best?

Rachel Lindsay's Dad Grills Her Wannabe Fiancés

The 'Bachelorette' star's father is a federal judge and ‘he doesn’t hold back.’

Some potential fathers-in-law are hard to impress. Then there are potential fathers-in-law like Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s, a federal judge. “Rachel’s dad is extremely intimidating; he’s opinionated and he doesn’t hold back,” says a show insider. “When she was on the show the first time, her dad vetted Nick [Viall] and found a lot of skeletons in his closet. As a result, he was so against Nick that he wouldn’t even be there for the hometown date.” This time around, according to the insider, Sam Lindsay has given Rachel’s suitors even more of the third degree, including background checks on them and their families. So how does Rachel’s choice stack up to Judge Lindsay’s standards? “He would prefer her to marry someone with a better education, but he’s scandal-free and has a solid family,” says the source.