Bachelorette watchers have come to expect a particularly intimate view of the evolution of a relationship. But ABC producers have now exposed fans to the other side of made-for-TV romance: the anatomy of a break-up.
At 5:22 p.m. Monday, hours before the winner was revealed, a post titled "Andi's Mystery Letter" appeared on the show's official Facebook page. We now know the content to be the musings of Bachelorette loser Nick Viall, who sported a face more sullen than guest star Grumpy Cat during Monday night's three-hour season finale.
During the "After the Final Rose" special, producers showed footage of Nick attempting to confront Andi face-to-face (apparently for the second time) during the taping of the "Men Tell All" special. After the now-engaged Dorfman refused to see him, producers handed her a note--now available for all the Internet to see.
"You lit me up," Viall writes in a letter best read while listening to Adele in the background.
You made me feel those things that people go a lifetime to find, and I feel like I made you feel the same… Let’s just call it what it was--our relationship was very much the road less traveled. I totally get that all the passion, intensity, and connections that we had were accompanied by fear and sometimes discomfort. There is a reason why very few are willing to take the road less traveled. It can be scary, challenging, and risky, but if you have the courage to take it, it usually ends up being amazing.
The rest can be read here.
Viall told Us Weekly, "I was in no way ashamed of what was in that letter, I knew by giving it to her, that was a possibility and I accepted that."
No word yet on whether Viall feels bad about breaking Bachelorette code and going public what went on in the Fantasy Suite while finally granted his long-awaited sit-down with his ex during Monday's show.
"Knowing how in love with you I was," Nick said, "If you weren't in love with me, I'm just not sure why, why you made love with me?"
ABC declined to comment on the letter.
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