It’s been a weirdly big news week for former contestants of Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor. Well I guess it’s not that weird, considering Danielle L did a Reddit AMA where she spilled the tea on Dean’s fuckboyish ways and why Vanessa and Rachel aren’t friends anymore. Spoiler alert, it’s *supposedly* because Vanessa called Rachel a bully, but I think anyone with half a brain can deduce that that’s not the reason at all, just the cover Mike Fleiss forced Rachel to tell Entertainment Tonight. So it’s been quite the week for Danielle L. But not everyone is thrilled with her contributions to Bachelor Nation (which deserve an award, IMO)—Nick Viall just shaded DLo on Instagram in the pettiest way possible.
Before I get into what Nick did on Instagram I’d just like to thank whoever is following these people and notices this shit. Like, I barely notice when my friends tag me in a meme, so major props to these people who are out here seeking out and screenshotting Nick Viall’s comments on random pictures. AKA my friend’s friend. Thank you. So this friend noticed Nick made this comment on the following picture:
I’ll pause for us all to collectively eye roll. Fucking honestly, Nick. First of all, how are you gonna “ew” a girl you made out with and went on one-on-one dates with on national television? We all saw you. Second of all, Danielle isn’t “trying to stir shit up with Vanessa to stay relevant.” She was asked a question on Reddit and she answered, as one does when they are doing an AMA. How is that “trying to stir shit up”? If anything, she severely downplayed the situation by refusing to reveal what specifically was said.
Also, if Danielle were really doing this purely for relevance, she could pick a fight with, I don’t know, anyone from The Bachelor or Bachelor in Paradise who’s actually still relevant, like Dean or Kristina or literally anyone else. Nobody liked Vanessa back when she was on The Bachelor, and nobody gives a single fuck about her now that she and Nick are broken up. Vanessa is over, she’s cancelled.
I mean, I guess I can appreciate that Nick is out here defending his ex-fiancée, albeit in a very petty way, but still. There’s just no need for him to insert himself into this narrative. Go crawl back into one of your sexless turtlenecks and shave your back.
You guys know why I’m here, right? I’m basically The Bachelor internet rumors correspondent. *Adds to resume* So it should come as no surprise to you that when Danielle Lombard aka Danielle L aka D-Lo did an AMA on The Bachelor subreddit, I was on that shit like a former Bachelor contestant and a FabFitFun box. For those of you who
have lives and don’t procrastinate endlessly at work don’t Reddit, “AMA” stands for “Ask Me Anything.” Basically, a celebrity or person of interest will log onto Reddit, usually take a selfie of themselves holding up a paper that says “Hi Reddit! It’s me, Todd Kraines” or whoever they are so they can authenticate their identity, then Reddit users will post questions in a single thread, and the aforementioned celebrity/person of interest will answer them at their will.
Y’all still with me? Okay, good. So in D-Lo’s AMA, she spilled a LOT of tea. For instance, she revealed that Dean called her up mere hours after Bachelor in Paradise filming wrapped and spent five hours on the phone convincing her to give him another chance, only for him to act like a fuckboy again the second she turned around. She also provided some major insight into why Nick and Vanessa broke up. And again I say, I fucking love Reddit. It is truly a magical place. Anyone who tries to convince me otherwise will get a swift block.
First off, for all you Vanessa haters (all of us), D-Lo just gave you some more ammo. One of the top questions was why Rachel and Vanessa aren’t friends anymore, and it’s because Vanessa allegedly “called Rachel something that was extremely derogatory.” She added that it was so bad that “Vanessa had to be separated for the rest of the show.” Yooooo. That is serious. Danielle doesn’t specify what Vanessa called Rachel, so I’ll just leave you all to your imaginations. So not only is Vanessa annoying and a fame whore, but she’s also like, a terrible person. ABC, RELEASE THE TAPES!
BUT HERE’S WHERE IT GETS REALLY GOOD. Someone asked the following: “I will probably ask what the beef was with Vanessa and all the women. What nick did to make all the women on his season hate him. Why All the women didn’t leave when they knew they never wanted to marry nick and Thought he was ugly. Why would Vanessa accept nicks proposal when she despised him and went out of her way to cheat on him.” (Capitalization inconsistencies are OP’s own, not mine.)
Danielle addressed the questions, saying, “I think most of the girls felt like Nick never wanted to get married and he just wanted to be on TV. So that really pissed a lot of women off.” Okay, so that’s not really that groundbreaking. But she did add, “Maybe for Vanessa, it became more of a competition? But I don’t think that she cheated on him? It was just ironic because she told Nick I was just there to be famous since I’ve modeled in the past, but you come to find out later that she’s actually and model and tv host/actress in Canada and that Nick’s been taking acting classes out in LA.”
If you can read between the lines, which is what I got my PhD in, Nick and Vanessa broke up because they were both fame whores who couldn’t stand each other, and once the initial endorsement money ran out they no longer felt the need to keep up the charade. So basically what we all thought to be true is confirmed by someone with insider knowledge. Also, I laughed myself into a coma at the idea of Nick Viall’s lisping ass landing a role anywhere other than a reality TV franchise he’s basically blackmailed his way into staying a part of.
Thanks Danielle. Thanks Reddit. I’d recommend reading the entire AMA because there’s lots more tea where that came from.