Blake Horstmann on Nick Viall Feud: Making Amends Is ‘Impossible’

There is no end in sight. Bachelor Nation’s Blake Horstmann doesn’t see an end to his feud with Nick ViallHe told the story only. Us WeeklyMTV Video Music Awards

“No, honestly, at this point, I’m past trying to work it out,” Horstmann, 33, said while on the VMAs red carpet at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday, August 28. “I’ve tried multiple times, but it’s impossible with him.”

He claimed that he isn’t sure why Viall, 41, has issues with him — and has no plans to make amends. “The dude just does not like me … for whatever reason,” the BacheloretteSeason 14 alum added. “It’s been years. I’ve just given up at this point. So yeah,​​ it is what it is.”


Blake Horstmann, Nick Viall
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Viall and Horstmann’s feud started in August 2019 after Caelynn Miller-KeyesHorstmann was accused by the womenizers on season 6 Bachelor in Paradise premiere. She revealed that they slept together before the show started filming — only to discover that he did the same with Kristina SchulmanThe night before.

After being accused of having slept with both women in the past, BiPHorstmann shared text messages he exchanged before sex during Stagecoach Festival with Miller-Keyes.

Horstmann deleted the messages hours after posting them, after backlash against the former pageant queen. However, Viall didn’t think Horstmann was actually remorseful for the hate Miller-Keyes received.

“I know by talking to a lot of people over the weekend that Blake admitted, ‘I know that she is going to look bad,’” the Wisconsin native claimed on an August 2019 episode of his podcast, “The Viall Files.”

He continued, “I know that he threatened people about releasing these text messages for months in anticipations coming up, which makes it all that more premeditated. Then he ended up deleting it when it got really nasty, but it’s not like he didn’t realize.”

The Dancing With the StarsAn alum claimed Horstmann was manipulative in order to remain likable. “It was more important for him to try to change people’s opinions back to like, ‘Oh, Blake is just a sweet boy who this was just one weekend where he got a little drunk and had a little bit of sex.’ No, he’s been, like, f–king like crazy for an entire year,” he said.

Horstmann — who has been dating Giannina Gibelli since last last year — didn’t appreciate Viall’s judgment. When asked in April 2020 if he would ever be a guest on the podcast that once slandered him, he replied, “I’d rather s–t in my hand and clap.”

Viall has been involved in multiple feuds with Bachelor alums. Former Bachelorette Katie Thurston revealed earlier this month that she blocked the season 21 Bachelor — which didn’t surprise Horstmann.

“I have him blocked too,” the DJ, who publicly sided with Thurston last month, told UseExclusively ahead of the VMAs Sunday. “So there are multiple people.”

Christina Garibaldi reports