Months after rumors surfaced that he was on a date with Whitney Bischoff in Chicago, Nick Viall reunited with her in Southern California. On Thursday, Nick and Whitney attended an event at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon. Joining them were many alums of The Bachelor franchise, including Clare Crawley, Josh Murray, Jade Roper, and Tanner Tolbert.
The reality TV stars attended the Bachelor and Bachelorette Thursday Night Football event at the casino’s Tacos & Tequila lounge and restaurant. One attendee, Dan Cox, posted a group photo of everyone.
The photo shows that besides Nick, Whitney, Clare, Josh, Jade, Tanner, and Dan, Jared Haibon, JJ Lane, Kipton Locke, and Robert Graham also attended. Many of them were recently seen on season 2 of the spin-off show Bachelor in Paradise. Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert actually got engaged on the season finale a few weeks ago and are still engaged.
Nick posted a photo of himself with Whitney and two other people from their time at the event. The photo shows Nick and Whitney making goofy faces. Nick joked that they were “spreading rumors.”
Nick Viall and Whitney Bischoff themselves were the subject of a big rumor a couple of months ago. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Nick and Whitney met up at a bar in Chicago in late May. A source said that they arrived separately with friends but were left alone together later on in the night. The source added that Nick and Whitney were very affectionate with one another.
“They were leaning into each other, chatting and laughing…She also made a point of lovingly stroking Nick’s knee while they talked…[Nick and Whitney] stayed that way for about two and a half hours before leaving together.”
As fans of The Bachelorette know, Nick is no stranger to dating women from the franchise. He was the runner-up on Andi Dorfman’s season, coming behind Josh Murray. He then returned to the show in a bid for the next bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe. As it happened before, he ended up being the runner-up, this time coming in second behind Shawn Booth.
Whitney got engaged to Chris Soules during his time as the star of The Bachelor. Chris became the bachelor after coming in third for Andi. Unfortunately for Whitney and Chris’ fans, they announced their split about two months after their engagement aired on TV.
Since the split, neither Whitney nor Chris have publicly revealed the reason for the breakup. As the Inquisitr reported on Thursday, Chris said recently that it’s not fair for Whitney for him to talk about the split without her there with him. He did add, however, that the split was “amicable” and that they’re still “great friends.”
Whitney echoed Chris’ sentiments during her interview with Us Weekly on Thursday while at the casino event. She said that she and Chris ended things “cordially” and that she thinks they’ll be friends for the rest of their lives.
“I think that it’s important that we maintain our friendship and I love that we were able to end things cordially. We went through something very unique and I think that we’ll have a friendship for the rest of our lives.”
Whitney did add that she’s “casually dating” right now. She talked about the kind of man she wants to be with.
“I think that in general it’s someone who makes me a better person, makes me happy, makes me laugh, and shares a common interest…”
While Nick seems to have had fun with Whitney Bischoff at the casino event, he may have had a more awkward time around Josh Murray. After all, Nick not only was in competition with Josh for Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette but he also caused him a lot of embarrassment. On the live After the Final Rose special, Nick revealed that he and Andi had sex during their overnight fantasy suite date, shortly before she got engaged to Josh. Nick’s revelation, which he made after Andi told him that she knew for a while that Josh was the one for her, caused the audience members to gasp in shock. Josh, who was backstage at the time, later told RumorFix that Nick’s action was “classless and disrespectful” and that neither he nor Andi associate themselves with people like him.
Yet perhaps Nick Viall and Josh Murray, whose engagement to Andi Dorfman ended after about eight months, will actually be friends in the future, if they aren’t already. The casino event on Thursday night wasn’t the first time that they’ve hung out recently. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, they also both attended a music festival in mid-September. Josh posted a photo of himself standing next to Nick.
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