“Does Nick Viall not like you? Nick Viall is blocked from my phone. There’s some tea for you,” the previous Bachelorette, 31, advised followers throughout a TikTok Live Q&A session on Sunday, July 10. “I don’t know, Nick is just — I don’t know what to say about him, to be honest.” After joking that she typically “forget[s] he exists,” Thurston defined that her points with the truth TV character, 41, started when she discovered that he has frequently mentioned her on his podcast.
“I get DMs sometimes that are like, ‘Oh, my God, Nick won’t stop talking s–t about you,’” the Washington native recalled. “I messaged him one time and I was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, people are finding the things you’re saying [about me] kind of odd.’ And in short, he basically [turned it around on me]. He was like, ‘How great that you have fans that care about you! Don’t take it personally!’”
Thurston concluded by stating, “Whatever. You do you, Nick. I’ll see you at the top.”
While Viall has not but commented on Thurston’s allegations, the previous Bachelor has by no means shied away from sharing his unfiltered thoughts about other members of Bachelor Nation. In March 2020, he precipitated some drama when he claimed that Tayshia Adams would “have you in bed by 8:30” if she had been named the franchise’s main girl. “She was very mad at me for that, which I was like, ‘Is that that bad?’ Great humans are often not great TV,” Viall advised Us Weekly solely six months later, including that Adams, 31, later unfollowed him on social media. “I stand by that. … I’ve heard from Tayshia a handful of [other] times, which I was like, ‘How does that bother you?’ I don’t understand.”
Adams was rumored to be within the operating to turn into the Bachelorette in 2020, earlier than Clare Crawley was formally introduced because the lead. However, the hair stylist, 41, left after two weeks of filming with now-ex Dale Moss and the California native subsequently took over as the Bachelorette for the rest of season 16. “We are all sensitive people in Bachelor Nation. … I thought she was wonderful then. That was really just supporting Clare,” he advised Us on the time.
Two weeks later, Viall ranked his four appearances on the franchise from most to least favourite — “Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor, Kaitlyn [Bristowe’s season] and Andi [Dorfman’s season]” — earlier than claiming that his fellow contestants on Dorfman’s season “just kind of sucked.”
“I mean, a lot of the guys from Kaitlyn’s season are even good friends to this day,” he defined in September 2020. “While I wasn’t, like, super close with them while filming, they were definitely just a better group of guys.”
Viall continued on the time: “When it all went south on Kaitlyn’s days, it was kind of like, ‘OK, well, I’m hurt but I got over it.’ With Andi’s season, I was just a hot mess of not knowing what was going on and I had to watch the haircut [I had] the whole season that was in the sky. I just don’t know what I was doing.”