It's not a great sign for Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi that they're still fielding questions about, y'know, whether or not they actually have chemistry.
“Bachelor” Nation is still recovering from that horrendously awkward “After The Final Rose” segment where the new couple didn't look exactly smitten with each other.
I mean, come on, Nick and Vanessa, you guys could have at least looked like you don't hate each other?
Anyway, until Rachel Lindsay's upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” we're going to have to deal with months of Nick and Vanessa (Nanessa?) speculation.
And Nick, who is back on our screens on “Dancing With The Stars,” missed an opportunity to clear things up once and for all during an appearance on Wednesday's “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Ellen, of course, mentioned the infamous interview, saying,
I didn't see the “After The Rose”because I could not commit to four hours of television. I heard that some people thought it was awkward, that y'all were awkward together.
So what did Nick do?
Awkwardly, he stayed completely silent.
Instead, he was interrupted by Vanessa — who was in the studio audience — who responded,
I didn't think so. I think we both went in it wanting to be honest and open about couples, you know, sometimes things can get tough. But we're very committed to each other, we love each other, and that's what we're focusing on.
Nick is apparently very focused on “DWTS,” but may have revealed a little too much to Ellen when asked about his partnership with Petra Murgatroyd, adding,
Most positions that Peta asks me to do are painful physically.
So you can't reassure “Bachelor” Nation, but you can make some dumb innuendo? Dammit, Nick!
He's probably just fed up with having to constantly defend his relationship.
Nick previously revealed they had “decided to be honest” on the show and wouldn't pretend it's been easy.
After all, he was dating 29 other beautiful women when they fell in love, most of whom were recklessly throwing themselves at him.