Nick Viall on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Claims Producers ‘Sexualized’ Him

Is Bachelor Nation residing in 2015 or is it simply Us? Nick Viall is responding after Kaitlyn Bristowe recommended Bachelorette producers manipulated her emotions about him when he joined season 11.

The 37-year-old former lead raised eyebrows late final month when she opened up about Viall, 42, on the “Not Skinny However Not Fats” podcast.

“They actually sexualized Nick to me. … One producer truly mentioned to me, after I’d kiss him, she’d are available and, like, wipe my lips and, like, lick her lips and be like, ‘Oh, I simply need to know what that tastes like — to, like, make out with Nick,’” Bristowe, who made waves on the time when she slept with Viall earlier than the fantasy suites, claimed. “They actually, like, put them on a pedestal to me. … That was a part of their tactic. … I used to be brainwashed.”

Nick Viall and Kaitlyn Britowe.

The season 21 Bachelor, who joined Bristowe’s solid mid-season after connecting along with her pre-production, was knowledgeable about her remarks by his “Viall Information” podcast cohosts on Tuesday, February 7.

“Was she suggesting as a result of somebody requested her, I suppose, what my breath smells like or how I tasted, that from that second ahead, she was incapable of resolution making?” Viall requested.

The Don’t Textual content Your Ex Joyful Birthday writer added that he believes Bristowe could also be telling the reality however doesn’t suppose what she described was “brainwashing.”

“I can image who it was. I do know [which producer] it was, if it’s true,” he mentioned, including that he doesn’t suppose it was as sexual of a response as Bristowe implied.

Throughout the identical interview, Bristowe famous that she didn’t congratulate Viall on his latest engagement to Natalie Pleasure due to his earlier recommendation to not attain out to exes. She additionally joked that he would solely invite her and fiancé Jason Tartick to their nuptials “for headlines.”

Nick Viall Responds to Kaitlyn Bristowe Alleging ‘Bachelorette’ Producers ‘Sexualized’ Him grey coat

Viall attends REVOLVE x AT&T Winterland, December 2022.
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“It doesn’t make any sense,” Viall mentioned on Tuesday, confirming that he has no plans to ask Bristowe to the ceremony and wouldn’t count on to be invited to her wedding ceremony both. “I feel the entire thing is type of dumb. … I don’t, like, defend the present. [But] it’s cherry choosing that a few of my friends appear to do when it’s helpful to them to criticize sure issues, after I let you know who felt actually manipulated and brainwashed on Kaitlyn’s season — this man. And it wasn’t simply from producers.”

The Wisconsin native concluded that he’s “eternally grateful for the way issues performed out” and has expressed that earlier than.

“Whereas offended and brainwashed and manipulated within the second, I’ve mentioned thanks to folks — together with Kaitlyn — about how issues performed out,” he continued. “Whether or not they have been deserving of that thanks or not, or whether or not they had my greatest intentions within the second or not, I’m nonetheless grateful for all of it. And so, I simply attempt to have a look at it from that stage and that lens from, like, 30,000 toes [away], slightly than, ‘Right now, I’m going to play the sufferer as a result of it serves me nicely and tomorrow, I’m going to faux when it’s affecting another person that it’s a TV present.’”

Again in 2015, Bristowe obtained engaged to Shawn Sales space. The twosome cut up in 2018. Viall, for his half, was briefly engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi after his 2017 season. He and Pleasure obtained engaged final month.