Nick Viall is at it again. “The Bachelorette” contestant is defending leading lady Kaitlyn Bristowe after their steamy overnight date in Dublin. While some fans of the show are judging Bristowe for sleeping with one of her suitors so quickly, Viall is asking fans not to judge her, according to Us Weekly on Tuesday.
Bristowe’s intimate night with Viall came after a flirty dinner in a Catholic chutch, which led to her inviting him back to her hotel room. “The Bachelorette” cameras stayed parked outside the locked bedroom door, but the accompanying sound bites and subtitles left little to the imagination for fans of the ABC reality show. Bristowe seemed to regret her impromptu sleepover the morning after, but Viall has zero regrets.
In a series of tweets posted on June 22, Viall wrote: “Sex is not shameful. Whether we admit it or not, sex is important part of many serious and meaningful relationships… Both men and women have an equal right to have sex without judgment.” He also took to Instagram to declare: “Not sure why we still have double standards about sex when it comes to men and women. The fact that Kaitlyn acknowledges that there are others involved in this situation that could be affected by her decision shows she respects the emotional connection men can have to sex.”
While Nick Viall defended Kaitlyn Bristowe, last season’s “Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman had a few choice words for him. Dorfman, who also shared a night of passion with Viall during her own season of the show, Tweeted: “Rule no. 1 Never kiss and tell, Rule no. 2 Never kiss and tell twice.” Last year, Viall famously called Dorfman out on a live “Bachelorette” special for “making love” to him just days before she became engaged to Josh Murray.
In a post for Patheos.com, Viall explained he hadn’t planned to confront Dorfman on the live broadcast, but needed to after he heard her casual description of their relationship. Viall contended the night of intimacy was a big deal to him and Dorfman knew it. “That’s why I feel Andi’s decision to have sex with me was not appropriate,” he wrote. “Either she was unsure about our relationship or – worse – she was certain she was choosing Josh. In both of those circumstances, I felt as if she didn’t respect my feelings and that she should not had sex with me.”
Still, the rejected bachelor urged fans not to shame Dorfman for making the “mistake” of sleeping with him. Dorfman described Viall’s comments as “classless” and chided him for not keeping their rendezvous private. One year later, Nick Viall is still talking about “Bachelorette” bedroom biz – only this time it’s with Bristowe.