Hell hath no fury like a bachelor scorned. Just ask the most recent Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman.
On the reunion show, The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose, earlier this week, Dorfman and the audience alike were dumbfounded when Season 10 first runner-up, Nick Viall, revealed that he had been intimate with Dorfman during the taping of the season. “If you weren’t in love with me, I’m just not sure why you made love with me,” he said. Now, Viall is admitting that he was just as shocked as everyone else by his revelation.
“I was surprised as anyone that it came out of my mouth, I suppose,” Viall told Billy Bush on Access Hollywood in his first TV interview since After the Final Rose. “You know, if I had anticipated it, I maybe could have been a little more delicate or wish I was, but that was something that was weighing on my mind.”
Viall went on to say that he felt inclined to reveal that the two had sex on air because it was the only time he was able to do so. “It was something that meant a lot to me and, unfortunately, it was my only opportunity to express it to her,” he said. “I really wish I would have had an opportunity in private, but we were in an extraordinary situation.”
It might have been his only opportunity because he had previously asked to see Dorfman, but she declined to speak with him face to face. The 33-year-old bachelor then wrote a heartfelt letter, which ended up being shared on Facebook. “I’m not ashamed of anything I wrote in that letter,” he said on Access Hollywood. “I very much loved her. I thought we had an incredible connection. I thought she was amazing and, yeah, that’s how I felt about her and wanted the opportunity to get it out.”
Though he publicly humiliated Dorfman, Viall claims that the 27-year-old will always hold a special place in his heart. “She made me feel incredible when I was with her,” he told Bush. “I felt she inspired me and brought out the best in me and it’s tough to see that go… I wasn’t there just for the act of sex. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, well at least I got to do that,’ or something like that.”
You can catch the full interview on AccessHollywood.com.