During the After the Final Rose special on Monday night Nick Viall put his foot in his mouth when he asked Bachelorette Andi Dorfman why she “made love” to him in the Fantasy Suite if she was not in love with him. The question shocked Dorfman and she declared that it was hitting “below the belt”. Since then Nick has been trying to explain himself.
Ali Fedotowsky spoke with Nick on E! News‘:
“You certainly have to be ready for the unexpected and everyone knows how skeptical I was, but I did try to have an open mind and allowed myself to fall in love,” the man who did not end up with Andi Dorfman on the show’s season finale this week told …..”But you know, I think love can be found anywyhere. I didn’t really go there looking for love! I was very clear with [Andi] about that.”
Nick did fall for the Bachelorette and was crushed when she broke up with him in his hotel room prior to the rose ceremony. Nick was understandably bitter on ATFR claiming the two had “fiancée-type discussions”.
Ali asked him if he had no regrets…..
“I love how people say that ['no regrets'],” he said. “In hindsight you can always go back and change things. But again, over all, I was true to myself and I’m proud of that. I suppose I could always have said things differently or bit my tongue sometimes—without question maybe you’d go back and do things a little bit differently, but I certainly have no regrest about putting myself out there, no regrets about focusing on her and doing what I thought was best for our relationship.”
Despite his rough ride Nick claims he wouldn’t have done anything differently on The Bachelorette.