'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose': 13 telling things Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi said about each other


On Monday night's Bachelor finale, Nick Viall proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi. The moment was endearing, but things got slightly more strained on the franchise's live After the Final Rose special that followed. Fans felt the pair seemed tense...

So, we're going to let the couple's words speak for themselves. Here are 13 things Nick and Vanessa said about each other.

On their overall relationship...

NICK: "Any relationship you're in, you want to make it work, but we know we have a long way to go, but we're still realistic. We're still getting to know each other. That's the reality."

VANESSA: "It's been good, I mean, you know, I'm not going to sugarcoat things. Some days are tougher than others...I wish I would've watched an entire season before coming on to the show...I think I treated this relationship as if it was a real relationship -- in a very unrealistic world...It's been hard. We live in two different countries, starting a relationship where we don't get the chance to see each other every day and do normal things...I love him, we love each other, but there have been days that have been difficult."

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 08: Nick Viall visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 8, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 05: Television personality Nick Viall poses backstage at the ALT 98.7 Summer Camp at the Santa Monica Pier on August 5, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Television personalities Emily Ferguson, Chris Soules, Becca Tilley, Nick Viall, Haley Ferguson and Dan Cox pose backstage at the ALT 98.7 Summer Camp at the Santa Monica Pier on August 5, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 301' - Looking for a second chance at love on the season premiere of the highly anticipated 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m., EDT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from 'The Bachelor' franchise live together along the shores of Paradise beach, share exotic dates, and explore new romances, all for another chance to find love. Each week, relationships will be put to the test as new contestants are introduced into the mix. At the end of each week, a rose ceremony will be held where uncoupled contestants will be cast out of Paradise! (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) AMANDA STANTON, NICK VIALL
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 301' - Looking for a second chance at love on the season premiere of the highly anticipated 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m., EDT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from 'The Bachelor' franchise live together along the shores of Paradise beach, share exotic dates, and explore new romances, all for another chance to find love. Each week, relationships will be put to the test as new contestants are introduced into the mix. At the end of each week, a rose ceremony will be held where uncoupled contestants will be cast out of Paradise! (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) GRANT KEMP, LACE MORRIS, NICK VIALL, AMANDA STANTON, EMILY FERGUSON
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 302A' - It's only the second day of paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, Mexico, and things start off with a bang on the next episode of the highly anticipated 'Bachelor in Paradise,' on MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) LEAH BLOCK, NICK VIALL
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 301' - Looking for a second chance at love on the season premiere of the highly anticipated 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m., EDT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from 'The Bachelor' franchise live together along the shores of Paradise beach, share exotic dates, and explore new romances, all for another chance to find love. Each week, relationships will be put to the test as new contestants are introduced into the mix. At the end of each week, a rose ceremony will be held where uncoupled contestants will be cast out of Paradise! (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) NICK VIALL
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited third season of last summers genre-defying breakout hit series Bachelor in Paradise returns on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:0010:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) NICK VIALL
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Nick Viall arrives at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 held at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Nick Viall attends the boohoo.com LA Pop Up Store on April 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for boohoo.com )
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Nick Viall attends Ryan Seacrest Purse Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Shawn Booth and Nick Viall attend Ryan Seacrest Purse Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Television personalities Becca Tilley (L) and Nick Viall attend the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Nick Viall attends OK! Magazine's Spring 2016 NYFW Party at HAUS Nightclub on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: TV personality Nick Viall attends Just Jared's Way To Wonderland presented by Ever After High at Greystone Manor Supperclub on August 27, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Dumped by 'The Bachelorette' Nick Viall tells his story to GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 7/31/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 17: Nick Viall attends the Pitchfork after-party at Virgin Hotels Chicago with a performance by Vic Mensa at The Virgin Hotel on July 17, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Virgin Hotels Chicago)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 25: Nick Viall attends Linda's Voice hosts BBQ and Bikinis benefit at Mr. C Beverly Hills on August 25, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 30: Nick Viall (L) and Renee Bargh visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 30, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 30: Nick Viall visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 30, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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On communicating...

NICK: "We're good communicators and we talk...We're still looking forward to having that first normal moment...We're realistic."

VANESSA: "We have a very open relationship in terms of communication...We're very honest with each other, I don't sweep anything under the rug, neither does he."

On being long-distance...

NICK: "We're leaning towards [moving to] the good 'ol U.S. of A."

VANESSA: "Long distance isn't easy...We've been very busy. It's either like we're separated doing our own thing [or] we're in separate cars, so I'm just excited to be in the same car together. I just want to be in the same car with the guy!...I feel like we are getting stronger as the days go on."

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THE BACHELOR - Nick Viall Will Look for Love When ABCs The Bachelor Returns in January 2017 for Its 21st Season. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images)
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JAIMI
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) IDA MARIE
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JASMINE B.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) OLIVIA
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) LAUREN
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) TAYLOR
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS W.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) BRIANA
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) CHRISTEN
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) BRITTANY
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) CORINNE
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) DANIELLE M.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) DOMINIQUE
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) DANIELLE L.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) ASTRID
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) HAILEY
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) ELIZABETH W.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JASMINE G.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JOSEPHINE
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) LACEY
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) KRISTINA
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) RAVEN
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) SARAH
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) VANESSA
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) WHITNEY
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JASMINE B.
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS
THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) ELIZABETH 'LIZ'
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On fighting...

VANESSA: "Yes. We have...Some days have been easier than others, and at the end of the day, we love each other and even when things get hard, we're both willing to make it work. We're not going to call it quits because things get difficult."

On worrying about the future...

NICK: "I'd be lying if I said I didn't...We're just really looking forward to any type of normalcy."

VANESSA: "It's been easier for him to relate to Raven [Gates], or people in Raven's position, as opposed to the person who ends up with the lead. So, there have been moments where I've wanted him to be a little bit more empathetic towards my feelings. We've had our challenges with that, but at the end of the day we both love each other, we want to make this work, and as challenging as it can be sometimes, we're very excited about the future."

On marriage...

VANESSA: "We're taking baby steps. I think we're still in the process of getting to know each other. We still have things to figure out, but we're very optimistic about what the future holds...No [wedding] date, no."

On Nick doing Dancing With the Stars...

NICK: "Before I said 'yes' to it, we had some discussions about it and she was incredibly supportive."

VANESSA: "I'm excited for this chapter in our life that we're starting together. It's not like he's done this four times!"

On whether they're a team...

VANESSA: "We've been a team, and I feel like we are getting stronger as the days go on."

NICK: "Absolutely."

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JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, February 13 included Tracy Morgan ('Fist Fight'), Kaitlin Olson ('The Mick') and musical guest D.R.A.M. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, RACHEL LINDSAY, JIMMY KIMMEL
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, February 13 included Tracy Morgan ('Fist Fight'), Kaitlin Olson ('The Mick') and musical guest D.R.A.M. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY, JIMMY KIMMEL
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is seen outside 'Good Morning America'on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is seen outside 'Good Morning America'on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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