Nick Viall: 'The Bachelor' gets even crazier next week, Liz Sandoz left a shadow that would haunt me
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/12/2017
Nick Viall acknowledges Week 2 of his The Bachelor journey was "wild" but says things aren't going to slow down any time soon.
"I have to say that next week gets crazier," Nick teased in his People blog. "I went into this role wanting to carve my own path, and I continue to do just that."
For starters, Nick must deal with the aftermath of telling his bachelorettes that he had sex with Liz Sandoz months prior at Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's wedding.
The disclosure of his one-night stand will do nothing to rehab his image or convince the women he's sincerely looking for a wife rather than someone to mess around with.
"Next week you'll see me navigate how to share the truth without hurting anyone. I truly felt sick not knowing what kind of damage my relationship with Liz would leave," admitted Nick, who unexpectedly eliminated Liz in the middle of a group date at the end of Monday night's episode.
"I know saying goodbye to Liz was the best choice, but she had left a shadow that would haunt me if I wasn't honest with everyone. [Christen Whitney] knew about our past, but who else?"
Christen was the only person whom Liz had shared such personal information with, but Nick wasn't sure of that.
"I couldn't continue to date these women if I wasn't upfront with them about why I said goodbye to Liz and also clear the air about any questions they would have," Nick explained.
"I was terrified the women would think I was intentionally keeping something from them, but to be honest about the past Liz and I share, I would have to be honest about some intimate details that I didn't feel comfortable sharing."
This situation made Nick particularly tense considering the backlash he received after revealing on national television he had slept with former The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman in the Fantasy Suite. She called Nick's revelation "below the belt" on After the Final Rose, while many fans lost respect for him.
"I have made the mistake of saying too much in public with Andi. I didn't want to go down that road again. However, Liz had already started telling people. If these women didn't hear the truth and facts from me, I didn't want them thinking I was hiding something," Nick said.
As if the drama of next week's episode doesn't sound entertaining enough, Nick additionally teased in his blog, "This season, expect more tears, surprising break ups and jaw-dropping revelations. Things are just heating up."