Nick Viall had a reaction to his ex-fiancé’s statements about not wanting to be engaged. On his season of The Bachelor Viall was engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi. After five months had passed since their finale aired, they broke up. Now Vanessa has released some information saying she never wanted to leave the show engaged. Fans are a little confused by that.
Vanessa spoke on Let’s Talk About It, Taylor Nolan’s podcast according to People. She said she didn’t want to end the show engaged but wanted to continue to date. Grimaldi said, “they didn’t air this, but I had a conversation with him, and I said, ‘Listen, wouldn’t it be better if we just dated outside the show and then got engaged.’” She went on to say she thought it would be more meaningful and they could get to know each other.
Nick Viall Got A Chance To React
Nick Viall went on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s podcast, Off The Vine live and got a chance to address this. Bristowe said they were going to play truth or drink and she was going to ask him something about Vanessa right off the bat. Viall made sure he understood he could drink instead of answering the question.
Kaitlyn said, “Vanessa has spoken out – pretty recently – about not wanting to get engaged on the show. How did you feel about her talking about this publicly?” The fans were trying to get him to drink but he had a follow-up question.
He said, “so, the question is, what do I think about it? Or not, whether it was true?” Kaitlyn said that she wanted his thoughts. He said, “it was fine. Right? I mean, like, was I irritated?” Kaitlyn then commented that he always said it was fine no matter what the situation was.
Vanessa Said They Would Have Broken Up Sooner If They Weren’t Engaged
Vanessa said she and Nick Viall would have broken up sooner without the engagement. She also maintains she wouldn’t have said yes if she didn’t think he was someone she could be with. Vanessa said she remembered him telling her, “there’s going to be so much backlash on us once we’re done with the show. At least this is going to hold us so much more. It’s going to hold us together.”
She said Viall told her they would have something to work towards. Nick Viall is probably not going to ever give more of an answer to the question, but somehow he did avoid drinking. The former Bachelor was recently connected to Rachel Bilson for a rumored love affair, so he’s not hurting.