Josh Murray’s rivalry with Nick Viall is back on!
The former Bachelorette stars have been relatively civil towards each other on Bachelor in Paradise, but in the latest episode, Murray revved things back up after a stressful dating competition.
According to Us Magazine, the episode began with Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert deciding which couples should be given a one-on-one date.
Before they made their decision, however, the newlyweds met with each couple and talked about their time on Bachelor in Paradise.
When Roper and Tolbert met with Murray and Amanda Stanton, Stanton told them how she went out with Viall at the start of the show. Tolbert then joked that Murray “beat Nick again,” which drew a hearty laugh from Murray.
As fans will recall, Murray beat out Viall in Season 10 of The Bachelorette after Andi Dorfman handed him her final rose.
“Nick and I have a history, obviously, of dating the same woman before, but I feel good about where I stand, and me as a person. I don’t worry about Nick,” Murray shared. “He’s no concern to me.”
Despite Murray’s show of confidence, Tolbert wanted to make sure he was dating Stanton for the right reasons.
“Josh isn’t shy about saying that they are the strongest couple here, and that they deserve this date card, and they really want it, [and] you have to respect him going for it,” Tolbert explained. “But you also wonder if there’s an ulterior motive that he’s putting on too much.”
But the Nick and Josh feud does not end there. Apparently next week Nick calls Josh out, which leads Josh to go off on most of the guys there.
TMZ is even reporting that after the season wrapped, some Bachelor in Paradise contestants told Josh Murray that Nick Viall had portrayed him as the villain the whole time for stealing away Amanda Stanton. (Murray’s reported fiancée.)
Murray repeatedly reached out to Nick before the season began to air, but Viall refused to accept the calls.
Something tells me that the drama between Murray and Viall is far from over.
Despite all the drama, in the end, Tolbert and Roper decided to award the special date to Jared Haibon and Caila Quinn.
Speaking of Quinn, Us Magazine is reporting that Ashley Iaconetti wasn’t very happy about Haibon and Quinn’s special date.
“Like, what the hell! This is the worst scenario,” Iaconetti admitted. “I hope that this date makes Jared realize that Caila sucks.”
Unfortunately for Iaconetti, Quinn’s date with Haibon went great. In fact, the pair spent most of the time kissing in their underwear.
After Iaconetti had heard about the date, she decided it was her mission to destroy Quinn’s chances with Haibon.
“You may be making out with him, but I can make out with his mind. I know how to stimulate him correctly,” she told Quinn.
Iaconetti then confronted Haibon about Quinn’s intentions and told him that she is nothing more than a “robot.” She even warned him that Quinn was only dating him for the fame.
In response, Quinn finally talked to Iaconetti, which didn’t exactly go as planned.
In fact, Iaconetti refused to discuss anything with Quinn and told her that Haibon would not trust her.
For Quinn, she realized that a future with Haibon isn’t possible unless they move past the drama with Iaconetti.
“She is in love with you,” Quinn said. “I think it’s coming not from a friendship place. We’re never gonna get to know each other if that’s what we’re focusing on.”
According to Hollywood Life, Haibon’s future with Quinn might be in jeopardy after all the drama with Iaconetti, especially considering how Quinn wasn’t able to patch things up.
Of course, there is a possibility that Haibon and Quinn will go on a Fantasy Suite date shortly, which Iaconetti believes would be the final straw.
“I think I might die. I would. I would die…” she stated. “He’s going to do stuff in the fantasy suite, and that it going to literally murder me.”
For now, fans will have to tune in next week to find out if Quinn and Haibon can move past the drama and continue their heated romance.
Fans can watch new episodes of Bachelor in Paradise Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.
Tell us! Do you think Nick Viall painted Josh Murray as the villain on Bachelor in Paradise? Watch him go off on Viall in the preview for next week’s episode and let us know in the comments below.
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