What happens in the fantasy suite stays in the fantasy suite, right? Well, that wasn’t the case for the contestants on the most recent edition of “The Bachelorette.” After rejected runner-up Nick Viall publicly called out "Bachelorette" star Andi Dorfman for “making love” to him and then getting engaged to another guy just days later, he’s been pegged as a bad guy.
But on Thursday, Viall set the record straight on why he chose to reveal such personal information on live TV. In a guest blog post for Sean Lowe’s Patheos.com page, Viall explained that he had no intention of confronting Dorfman on the live ”After the Final Rose” special, but he was stunned after hearing her description of their relationship.
“I had no intention of confronting Andi with my now infamous question about why she had sex with me,” Viall wrote of the fantasy suite fling. “I figured she had been conflicted about what must’ve been a tough decision. However, she started explaining away our relationship in the tidiest terms. In her explanation, she confessed that she had never loved me.”
Viall contended that the night of intimacy was a big deal to him, and he said Dorfman knew it. “That’s why I feel Andi’s decision to have sex with me was not appropriate,” he explained. “Either she was unsure about our relationship or – worse – she was certain she was choosing Josh. In both of those circumstances, I felt as if she didn’t respect my feelings and that she should not had sex with me.”
Viall also revealed that he used the phrase “make love” when confronting Dorfman because that’s what it was to him. But, ever the gentleman, the scorned bachelor urged fans not to shame Dorfman for making the “mistake” of sleeping with him.
The rejected bachelor also appealed to fans and producers of the show to be realistic about what goes on behind closed doors: “I’m speaking out about this incident because I hope Bachelor Nation will have a more honest conversation about the Fantasy Suites and the emotional repercussions of sex,” Viall wrote.
Last week, Dorfman talked to Huffington Post about the incident and revealed that she nearly walked off the stage when Viall blurted their fantasy suite biz. "I just felt like, again, [it was] just kind of classless,” she said. “That's supposed to be private and I don't know what purpose you're accomplishing by doing that. But you know, we're going to take the high road and I'm not going to let that overshadow the happiness.”
Dorfman is engaged to her “Bachelorette” final pick, Josh Murray, and the two plan to wed on TV. It’s probably safe to assume Viall won’t be the best man.