Last Monday Nick Viall made a surprise appearance at Kaitlyn Bristowe’s rap battle date with a few other Bachelor Nation folks like Ashley I (who will be appearing on the 2015 season of BiP BTW). Yes Nick just “happened” to be there which is pretty funny considering The Bachelorette itinerary is supposedly top secret so Nick would have no way of knowing Bristowe would be there if he and the other Bachelor Nation contestants did not get a heads up from producers.
Anyhow Nick approaches Kaitlyn and tells her he wants to pursue her. Kaitlyn acts shocked — despite the fact that the two had engaged in serious FaceTime prior. So I was very curious to hear how Kaitlyn would spin Nick’s “surprise” appearance. This is how she described the situation in her People blog:
“I had spoken to Nick from Andi’s season a handful of times after I came home from last season, and I remember thinking, “Wow, this doesn’t seem like the same guy who was on TV.” He was very easy to talk to, funny, witty and incredibly supportive when I was having a difficult time with the idea of two Bachelorettes. He became my go-to person for advice. We became close – or as close as two people can become who have never really met. However, it was a relationship I had to put out of my head when I decided to give it a go as one of the Bachelorettes, knowing there was a 50 percent chance I would become the Bachelorette. So I guess in my mind it was a friendship because there was no other option … until he showed up on my date in New York. Then everything changed.”
Incidentally Reality Steve claims that Kaitlyn and Nick chatted on FaceTime way more than a handful of times. I don’t think it’s believable that Kaitlyn and Nick were “just friends” before The Bachelorette began filming.
“I know a lot of people have their opinions about Nick. And I did too. I was Team Chris on Andi’s season. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the way Nick came across. He seemed a little condescending with the other guys on the show. But after talking to him and getting to know him, my opinion of him changed.”
Funny thing is previous Bachelorette Andi Dorfman told Kaitlyn to ‘RUN’ from Nick recently.
Were Nick Viall & Kaitlyn Bristowe dating before The Bachelorette?