Nick Viall may have popped the big question to Vanessa Grimaldi on The Bachelor 2017 finale and she may have said yes, but it looks like they’re not getting married after all, not anytime soon at least. In a new interview, the couple revealed they have no plans of tying the knot yet. The couple’s latest confession comes after they were criticized for looking miserable in their recent TV appearances together.
It’s worth noting that the whole point of The Bachelor is not to be a bachelor anymore. Vanessa, too, agreed to be on the show, and to his proposal for that matter, to get married after. So why the delay? Here’s what Nick had to say, according to US Weekly:
“No, no. Like Vanessa and I have said, it’s too early for us right now. We’re still just doing a lot of new things together. “
While this caused some fans to doubt their relationship, Nick and Vanessa are actually more confident than ever about what’s yet to come. The 36-year-old bachelor noted they are “very open” about the fact that they have a long way to go and they’re very much “excited” about that journey.
That’s should be a relief. Considering the reality show was not filmed live, the two have been engaged for four months now and over that course, they’ve been bombarded with endless rumors.
Post-Bachelor Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
Their After The Final Rose interview alone was received with skepticism with some fans calling their interaction awkward. Most of their joint interviews were also focused on how hard their journey was, both on the show, and in the time since they’ve gotten engaged. Many fans noticed how unhappy Vanessa looked in those appearances and some pointed out that Raven actually looked much happier even though she lost.
— Trista Sutter (@tristasutter) March 14, 2017
They keep talking about their relationship like it's a coal mine of struggle. I don't believe they are together for a second.
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 14, 2017
I can't remember a couple looking as awkward as Nick and Vanessa on #TheBachelorFinale.
Oh wait, yes I can. pic.twitter.com/ZtCXHYwmr2
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) March 14, 2017
— Emily (@ejweeks) March 14, 2017
Despite these, the couple insists they are totally fine. Nick said they’re living together in Los Angeles while they do some paperwork on Vanessa’s residency. At the moment, he is also busy with his Dancing With The Stars stint, but Vanessa has reportedly been very supportive of his participation on the show.
“She’s always been very supportive, she’s just like Peta, telling me to relax and have fun. It’s really just up to me. Vanessa’s been great,” the 36-year-old bachelor told E! News. “She pops into rehearsal every once in a while. It is irritating because when Peta teaches me something and Vanessa pops in, Vanessa instantly picks it up. She’s actually really quite good. She knows what she’s doing, she helps out.”
The pair has been spending time together outside of dance rehearsals, too. They recently returned to Nick’s hometown of Milwaukee for an adorable basketball date. And they have double dated with Nick’s DWTS partner, Peta Murgatroyd, and her fiancé Maks Chmerkovskiy.
Any thoughts? Do you think Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi will make it to the altar this year? Leave your comments below!