Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi are back on… the Internet together.
The former couple, who got engaged on "The Bachelor" but ultimately split up in 2017, reunited to speak about the end of their romance on Nick's new Patreon series, "Nick V Talks Trash TV: A Bachelor and His Exes Tell All." The meeting marked the first time they'd seen each other since the split.
"We just weren't able to match or meet each other halfway," Vanessa said, according to E! News, "although we thought we were."
Nick and Vanessa both assumed their life together would get better after the show aired, but it didn't.
"We would always hear, 'Everyone fights while it's airing — everyone does,'" Nick said on his digital series. "Once the season's over, it's going to get better. And it just didn't for us."
Nick noted that there was a brief moment of legitimate happiness when he was competing on "Dancing With the Stars."
"That was the one thing we both enjoyed," he said. "Once 'Dancing With the Stars' was done, we were like, oh, it wasn't because of 'The Bachelor' that we can't get along."
Even when they attended Evan Bass and Carly Waddell's wedding in Mexico — a ceremony filmed for "Bachelor in Paradise" — the writing was on the wall.
"I actually thought, 'Huh, maybe like a romantic getaway is going to have us reconnect to one another other,'" Vanessa said. "I was really hopeful that it was going to … and it didn't."
Nick said they nearly didn't go to the wedding.
"We were just like, 'We're going to break up instead,'" he revealed. "Both of us didn't want to go down there and try to be happy and have it be filmed. But for whatever reason, we weren't ready to end it."
Just weeks after that, the duo officially called it quits.
While Nick is single, Vanessa has found love with businessman Josh Wolfe, to whom she got engaged in August.