Former Bachelor Nick Viall is dropping some serious tea!
We always knew he had a complicated relationship with former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, but it sounds like their time together was much more interesting than we had originally thought!
On an episode of his podcast, The Viall Files, Nick opened up about talking with Kaitlyn before she went on The Bachelorette and how he ended up competing on her season.
“Everyone knows at this point that Kaitlyn and I had chatted before. I haven’t shied away from that,” he shared.
“I remember when she found out [that there were going to be two Bachelorettes on her season] she was really upset.”
He continued, “At that point, she was just kind of a friend and we were kind of going down that path of flirting and talking ridiculous things and then that kind of snowballed when she went on [Jimmy] Kimmel.”
In fact, they even had a conversation the night before Kaitlyn’s premiere episode with Britt Nilsson, the other Bachelorette.
“At that point, she was filming her packages and was like, ‘Oh my God, they’re taking my phone away.’ That night, she snuck and called me from her hotel room and we had our goodbye conversation,” he shared.
“We were both like, ‘I feel like saying something crazy but I’m not going to say it.’ It was this puppy love thing. The big X fact was, there’s two Bachelorettes.”
Nick continued, “I remember saying to her, ‘I’m going to be honest, I hope you don’t get picked.’ The thought was, if you don’t get picked, you’re going to fly to Chicago and come visit me. It was a conversation.”
As we all know, Kaitlyn was chosen as The Bachelorette and she began her journey with the guys on the show.
However, Nick showed up while they were in New York City and asked if he could be a part of her journey.
“She was like, ‘Just come.’ And I said, ‘Well, what would you do if I come?’ She said, ‘I’ll just fake it with the rest,’” she said.
“She did say, ‘There is this one guy. I do like him. I have this connection with him.’ Come to realize that was Shawn [Booth] at the time.”
Though Kaitlyn ultimately picked Shawn, Nick is happy that she did.
“She did me a huge favor in picking Shawn. They clearly were a good match. They didn’t work out. They dated for three years. I don’t think Kaitlyn and I would’ve ever come close to that,” he explained.
“My biggest takeaway in my story with Kaitlyn, sometimes people say things in the moment and we shouldn’t get caught up in those moments.”
Wow, who knew?!
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