'The Bachelor' spoilers: Will Nick Viall's final pick be Raven Gates or Vanessa Grimaldi?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/13/2017
The Bachelor star Nick Viall has narrowed his search for a partner down from 30 beautiful women to just two potential bachelorettes.
Nick, a 36-year-old former software salesman from Wisconsin who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, currently has Vanessa Grimaldi and Raven Gates still in the running for his heart after sending home Rachel Lindsay following his round of overnight fantasy suite dates.
Nick loves how Raven has this "southern sweet charm with an edgy craziness," something he called "the perfect combination of spicy and sweet." But with Vanessa, Nick feels an intense chemistry and passion, not to mention he appreciates her willingness to always try new things and break out of her comfort zone.
As for the women, they are both madly in love with Nick heading into the Season 21 finale of The Bachelor.
"I know in my heart, this is it for me. It's just right when I'm with Nick. Nick is my other half, the person I want to spend the rest of my life with... wishes do come true," Vanessa told the cameras in the latest episode.
"Every step of the way, you've made it so easy for me to love you," Raven told Nick during their fantasy suite date. "I do love you and it would be the worst thing I could do to not tell you that."
Although Nick enjoyed his overnight dates with Vanessa and Raven in the cold environment of Finland, things got steamy and heated up quickly.
In a preview of The Bachelor finale, Nick admits he's torn between both women because he's fallen in love with them both. He seems torn about making a final decision, especially when it comes to the possibility he may be rejected again.
Nick was desperate for this process to work after getting dumped twice on The Bachelorette -- when he was ready to propose Andi DorfmanandKaitlyn Bristowe -- and failing to find love on Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise.
While Raven seems completely smitten with Nick without hesitation or reservation, Vanessa has doubts.
Vanessa can definitely see herself spending the rest of her life with Nick, however, logistics may prevent them from being a happy couple after the show. Not only are they both stubborn and impulsive, but Vanessa wants to continue living in Montreal so she can be close to her family -- and Nick seems pretty set on staying in America.
Nick has a strong connection with his Final 2 bachelorettes but has yet to admit to either one of them he is in love. Which strong, feisty, intelligent and beautiful bachelorette will he choose? And does The Bachelor star propose marriage at the risk of getting his heart crushed again?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to learn how Nick's season ends].
Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone claims Nick dumps Raven in favor of Vanessa at the final Rose Ceremony in Finland. As a result, Vanessa receives Nick's final rose and also accepts a gorgeous Neil Lane diamond engagement ring!
As for the current status of Nick and Vanessa's romance, Reality Steve claims they are still engaged. It will be interesting to see what happens though considering Nick has signed on for Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars and the show will soak up a lot of his time and energy.
Below are the two bachelorettes still in the running for Nick's heart:
- Raven Gates, a 25-year-old fashion boutique owner from Hoxie, AR
- Vanessa Grimaldi, a 29-year-old special education teacher from Montreal, Quebec, Canada