The newest Bachelor couple Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi went on a double date with the former Bachelor Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell at Republique in Los Angeles.
While the Bachelor nation isn’t so sure about Nick and Vanessa, Ben and Lauren believe they’re authentic — though definitely dealing with some stuff.
“He’s no longer the Bachelor and that’s a really exciting thing,” Ben said to ETOnline.com.
“It sounds like their relationship is off to maybe a difficult start … He needs to start investing in their relationship more than anything else. That would be my advice. It is a tough season of life. I’m sure Nick knows what he’s doing now. He’s no longer the Bachelor, and it’s time for him just to humble himself and be a good partner.”
“I would just say, ‘Talk to people. If you are struggling, talk to Nick, talk to friends, talk to your family — don’t bottle it all up. Also, show some grace, which I wasn’t always the best at.” Lauren added.
“As hard as it is to think Ben never intentionally hurt or did anything, it’s just the process, it’s not necessarily the person. So forgive and move forward, which I’m sure they will do.”
Ben also talked about Nick and Vanessa’s awkward After The Final Rose with Chris Harrison.
“I think one thing the After the Final Rose did show us is their relationship is very real, they weren’t trying to hide anything. So, I think they’re authentic.”