I can’t believe this season of the Bachelor is over! I feel like it just started! Before I get to what happened on After the Final Rose last night I have a few quick things I want to talk about that happened during the finale.
My first thought when it started was that Nick’s family must have been pissed when they found out the weren’t traveling to a tropical island and instead were headed to the North Pole! They already met the two girls on the Hometowns and now it’s time to travel and it’s FREEZING cold! Ha! And they are from Wisconsin! I bet a tropical vacay would have made their year! Next time? Kidding.
Vanessa’s interaction with Nick’s dad was one of my favorite moments on the show ever. It was so raw and real. I love how close she ALREADY is with his family to be able to open up like that.
Anyone else find the Santa thing weird? It’s March! I get that they are in the arctic circle and this filmed back in November, but I just found it strange. Plus sitting there and talking to (IF YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA STOP READING NOW!!!) a stranger who is pretending to be Santa isn’t really a great way to spend their final moments together. I’m glad they got some good time to talk afterwards.
In the end, Nick let Raven go. Poor Raven. I just love her and it really broke my heart seeing how crushed she was. After their last date, she was so certain that she was getting engaged to him at the end. But I will say this about Raven, she has so much class and strength that I know she will be ok and I also know she will find someone amazing to share her life with. And hopefully it’s this summer in Paradise! She’s such a sweetheart that I happily welcome her back on my TV screen!
With all that said – Congratulation to Nick and Vanessa! I think many felt their intense connection all along and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for them!
Since Nick is doing DWTS, I am guessing Vanessa will be spending a lot of time LA. So I’m totally going to beg her to come over to do an interview with me about life after the show. So hopefully come back for that!
Now let’s talk about After the Final Rose. A lot of people called this ATFR the most awkward EVER. Do I agree? Well, kind of. Was it awkward? Well, yes. It’s live TV and that can be awkward in general. But I think people thought it was weird because it was REAL!!! Vanessa isn’t the type of person to sugar coat things and she was honest last night when she told all of us that things with her and Nick aren’t easy and can be “challenging.” People assume that means they aren’t in a good place. I didn’t read it that way at all. I think she is a smart women to question this whole Bachelor world and to hold Nick accountable for everything that happened on the show. And she addressed that it’s NOT easy to be a couple after this show. I think most couples go on ATFR and act like everything is all perfect and easy. I know I acted that way when I was on the show because I wanted people to believe in my love and relationship at the time. But it’s NOT easy. It’s hard to watch the show back when you’re engaged. And Vanessa was just being honest about that. And I’m sure she called Nick out and held him accountable for what happened on the show. Yes, she signed up to date him while he dated other women at the same time, but that doesn’t mean she can’t question him and have concerns about what happened and the feelings he had for the other women. Wouldn’t most of you question a man if he broke up with a women and propose to you an hour later?
So what I’m trying to say is that yes, I thought Nick and Vanessa were slightly off compared to other couples on After the Final Rose in the past, but I think that’s because they are being REAL with us! Do I think they will make it for the long haul? I don’t know. That’s up to them and only they know what their relationship is like behind closed doors. But I do wish them all the happiness in the world! And can’t wait to double date!
Congratulations again Nick and Vanessa. I adore you both. Don’t ever apologize for being real and honest with yourselves and with all of us! Enjoy every moment of your newly engaged bliss! BTW, you can get Vanessa’s black sequin gown from the proposal HERE!
And on my gosh I love that they surprised Rachel with 4 of her men last night!!! I was skeptical about this “historical surprise” leading up to last night, but man did Chris Harrison deliver!!! And yes, these interactions were awkward!!! But that’s because you guys are seeing this live for the first time. I LIVED it live and I will tell you that it IS this awkward! It’s just normally edited when you guys see it on the premiere. But how cute were Rachel and Eric and their dancing|!?!?! He is my pick for her so far! And I a just so dang excited about her season!
I’m so curious what you guys think about ATFR, especially now that you’ve read my thoughts! Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Before you go, check out my affordable looks from this week! Both looks are with the same black wrap dress that’s under $50!!! It’s such a great dress that you can wear with so many looks!