It seems that Nick Viall wasn’t all that bothered by Chad Johnson. On Tuesday, as People reported, the first official cast photo for Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 was released. The photo confirms that two of the men that viewers will see on the third season of the spin-off is Nick and Chad. Nick was the runner-up on Seasons 10 and 11 of The Bachelorette, starring Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe, respectively. Chad was on the latest season of The Bachelorette, starring JoJo Fletcher. A few weeks ago, viewers saw JoJo send him home after finding out that he made violent threats to some of the other guys.
The group photo shows Chad and Nick standing at opposite ends. Both Chad and Nick caused a lot of controversy during their respective times on The Bachelorette and both are known for their strong opinions. Does this mean that viewers will see Chad and Nick clashing? While Chad made a lot of enemies during his time on The Bachelorette, it seems that Nick didn’t find him to be that bad, for Chad wasn’t the guy Nick, when he recently discussed the latest season, named as the worst one out of JoJo’s group.
Last week, after catching up on all of the latest episodes, Nick responded to a viewer’s tweet that stated that calling Robby Hayes a fan favorite a bit of a stretch. Nick agreed. Nick wrote that Robby, who is one of the four remaining men in pursuit of JoJo, may actually be “the worst.” Nick added that Robby, whose hometown date with JoJo was shown on Monday night’s episode, is “right up there with Alex [Woytkiw].”
Alex clashed with Chad during their time together on The Bachelorette. It was during a two-on-one date with Chad that Alex told JoJo, who had already heard of and seen glimpses of Chad’s inability to get along with the other guys, that Chad made a physical threat to Jordan Rodgers. When JoJo confronted Chad, Chad didn’t deny it. Saying that violence was unacceptable, JoJo sent Chad home and gave Alex the rose. In a later episode, during the group’s vacation in Argentina, JoJo sent Alex home after realizing that she didn’t have strong enough feelings for him.
Perhaps Chad Johnson became friends with Nick Viall during their time together on Bachelor in Paradise and told him some unpleasant things about both Robby and Alex?
There may be another reason why Nick doesn’t like Robby Hayes. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise alum Jade Roper recently revealed that one of the guys from JoJo’s season offered to pay her and her husband, Tanner Tolbert, in return for promoting him on social media. In response to Jade’s tweet, spoiler blogger Reality Steve pointed the finger at Robby. Nick liked Reality Steve’s tweet.
So who is Nick’s favorite out of JoJo Fletcher’s group of men? Not any of the three other men, Jordan Rodgers, Luke Pell, and Chase McNary, who are still standing with Robby. Nick tweeted that his favorite was actually Wells Adams. Nick thought Wells, the radio personality who surprised JoJo on the fight night with a serenade from R&B group All-4-One, was the best one of the group because he had “original thoughts.”
Indeed, Wells Adams was quite different from JoJo’s other contestants and the men who usually show up on the franchise in general. He didn’t have a big and athletic body, didn’t get into fights with any one, didn’t immediately profess his love for JoJo, and moved slow. In Argentina, some of the other guys made fun of Wells when they found out that he still didn’t kiss JoJo yet. Prior to and during their first one-on-one date, Wells was extremely nervous. After a false start, Wells finally did kiss JoJo on the lips. Yet during dinner, after Wells confessed that a previous relationship didn’t work out because they were better off as friends, JoJo declined to give him a rose because she realized there was no passion between them.
Will Robby Hayes be the man to propose to JoJo Fletcher? Will Nick Viall find love the third time around? After the season finale of The Bachelorette airs on Monday, August 1, Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise premieres on Tuesday, August 2.
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