"But it is true in the sense that -- it was a crazy season... No one has gone onThe Bachelor and gotten to the finals and thought, 'I'm so ready to get engaged!' You truly love the person and you truly think, 'I want to get engaged,' but you're like, 'Am I going to f-cking do this?!'" Nick explained.
Kaitlyn agreed a star of the show can get swept up in the moment, which is something she could definitely relate to given her engagement to Shawn Booth, whom she had dated for about three years before their split in late 2018.
Nick admitted, "Vanessa definitely had her reluctance, and we were both, like, 'This is insane, but I really love you.' And so, I don't know her intentions, right? I didn't listen to the podcast."
"If her intentions were to, in any way -- because we all heard the click bait of it all -- but I didn't hear the rest of it. If the rest of it was, 'I totally loved Nick and we were in a great relationship but it seemed insane to get engaged that early,' then I'm totally fine with that!" Nick expressed.
Nick, however, said if Vanessa was trying to imply "she was stuck in a relationship she didn't want to be in," then that would be a totally different story.
"Then I have a problem with that because that would feel untrue," Nick reasoned. "But you never really know by the headlines. I guess I try not to jump to conclusions.... It's tough."
When Vanessa spoke to Taylor on her podcast late last month, she said, "I didn't want to get engaged. They didn't air this. I had a conversation with [Nick], and I said, 'Listen, wouldn't it be better if we just date outside of the show and then get engaged? Because that'd be more meaningful. We'd get to know each other.'"
Vanessa alleged Nick, however, pushed for an engagement for a couple of different reasons.
"He brought up something really important, and I think if we weren't engaged, we would've broken up sooner," Vanessa, who's originally from Canada, explained.
"He said, 'I know to you it could be just a piece of jewelry, but there's so much meaning towards us leaving engaged because there's going to be so much attention. There's going to be so much, like, backlash on us after and once we're done with the show. At least... this is going to hold us together more.'"
And Vanessa apparently agreed, saying she and Nick ultimately committed to staying together and working towards the same goal.
However, Vanessa insisted on Taylor's podcast she was definitely "ready for marriage" and to start a family when she appeared on The Bachelor at age 28.
"I was ready to uproot my life, and I did," explained Vanessa, who moved to the United States for Nick after the show.
"And so, to me, it all made sense, because I'm like, 'Wow, I went through all these breakups that literally were so hard on me to for me to be on the show, and so maybe it was meant for me to be on the show and it was meant for me to date Nick and it was meant for me to have this life.'"
Vanessa has since moved on with businessman Josh Wolfe, the Director of Outreach and Programming for Quebec and Atlantic Canada for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.