Nick Viall on Shawn and Kaitlyn: “I Hope They’re One of the Few Success Stories” — Exclusive
We’re about five months into Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth’s engagement, so it’s no surprise the Bachelorette 2015 couple would have the constant inquiries into their wedding and have to endure breakup rumors. But we’re holding out hope… and so is Nick Viall!
Yes, really. The Season 11 (and Season 10) runner up was not only dumped by Kaitlyn in the July 27 finale, but he famously did not get along with final pick and now-fiancé Shawn. But when Wetpaint spoke with Nick himself recently, he revealed he harbors no ill will toward the pair.
“I wish them the best and I hope they’re one of the few success stories out there,” the new male model said .“In the case of Kaitlyn and I or Kaitlyn and Shawn, I think things worked out for the best.”
Nick admitted he doesn’t keep in touch with either party — “I haven’t reached out to either of them, they haven’t reached out to me, and we haven’t randomly run into each other” — but that doesn’t mean he’s worried about any possible future encounters.
“I don’t think it would be awkward for me. I can’t speak for them,” the 35-year-old explained. “I’ve moved on.”
And so it seems he has, with the Chicagoan attending a NYFW event last month with fellow model Kelly Thomas on his arm. That being said, he also clarified to us he’s not involved in anything “specific” and it seems the busy bachelor is keeping his options open — including his career options.
In addition to signing with legendary modeling agency Wilhelmina a few months back, Nick has started a blog where he explained he likes to “share my thoughts to anyone who might be interested.” He writes about everything from “social dynamics, relationships, and dating” to philanthropy, such as his work with Linda’s Voice, which fights against domestic abuse.
“It’s possible,” Nick dished. “Having done it for two different seasons with two different leads and finishing second twice, it could be unique from my perspective. I’m not sure what direction I would go, whether it would be a tell-all. I haven’t thought too much about it but you never know.”
See below for more of Wetpaint’s exclusive interviews with Nick Viall: