I suspected Nick Viall and Kaitlyn Bristowe did some conspiring behind the scenes before the show since they knew one another via social media and now there is a little bit more evidence to support that.
A source at E! News is reporting “Kaitlyn and Nick initially started talking as friends. They had both been on the show and they bonded over that mutual experience. But it soon took a romantic turn. They never met in person before the show, but they were talking, texting and Facetiming for hours at a time from late February to early March. It would sometimes go on until the middle of the night.”
This much we already knew from Reality Steve, but in addition to this the two had discussed Nick joining the cast before Kaitlyn left for filming.
“She told him she was hoping he’d surprise her on the show. She said it in a joking way, but I think she was serious. She told her friends she was hoping he’d do it.”
It’s been a bit of a mystery as to why producers allowed Nick to join the cast so late in the game, but it’s making more sense to me now. I don’t think producers intended to bring Nick on, but she started to develop such deep feelings for Shawn Booth right away and wasn’t developing those same feelings for anyone else so enter Nick Viall. They knew they would at least have two legitimate contenders.
“He was reluctant. He was hoping Britt would be picked as the Bachelorette so that Kaitlyn could come home and they could pick up where they left off. But once Kaitlyn became Bachelorette, Nick put a call into production. He didn’t want to give up on her. He was willing to risk it all.”
Well it paid off for Nick and created one giant situation because Kaitlyn appears genuinely torn between her two final suitors.
The Bachelorette airs Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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