On The After the Final Rose episode of The Bachelorette we finally learned the story behind the secret letter that 33-year-old runner-up Nick Viall delivered to Andi at The Men Tell All show. It was clear that Nick was heart-broken when Andi explained that she did not reciprocate his feelings. Nick felt certain she was making the wrong decision and he made every and I mean EVERY effort to let her know that.
I’m sure producers were not thrilled being that they had a lot invested in the relationship between Andi and Josh working out, but after multiple messages to ABC producers they agreed to let Nick come to the Men Tell All.
Unfortunately, Andi refused to see him in person, but she did read the letter he wrote for her. Until now we have not known the contents of the letter. So here is the letter he published in US Magazine.
“Andi, You lit me up,” …..”You made me feel those things that people go a lifetime to find, and I feel like I made you feel the same. I truly hoped we would have made it into the real world, where there would be no arbitrary deadline, where those stresses that came with that environment would have melted away, where we could have had the goofy, fun, exciting relationship that I know we could have. What we had was real to me, and it was amazing.”
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“I fully realize that in the end I could have been wrong about what we had. While it’s hard to accept, I totally realize that it’s a possibility. With that being said, when I think about the relationship that we had, very few things in my life have felt more real… I think about that moment when you ended things and what you said to me.”
“I believe you when you said something didn’t feel right with us when you woke up that morning, but I wonder if what didn’t feel right was really about us and our relationship. I wonder if it would have been different if that night you thought about us with your heart and not with your head. Let’s just call it what it was–our relationship was very much the road less traveled. I totally get that all the passion, intensity, and connections that we had were accompanied by fear and sometimes discomfort. There is a reason why very few are willing to take the road less traveled. It can be scary, challenging, and risky, but if you have the courage to take it, it usually ends up being amazing.”