For the first time since announcing her split from Nick Viall on Aug. 25, Vanessa Grimaldi has returned to social media to publicly admit that she’s having a difficult time dealing with the breakup.
Vanessa Grimaldi, 29, and Nick Viall, 36, announced their decision to end their engagement on Aug. 25, and after almost three days of silence, she’s finally back on Instagram. The Bachelor winner took to social media to share a photo of herself leaning her head on a friend’s shoulder with the emotional caption, “It’s okay to feel broken. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to lean on a friend. In the end, it will always be okay.” Clearly, Vanessa is hurting in the aftermath of this breakup, but she’s keeping as positive an outlook as possible as she tries to move on.
After finishing as the runner-up on both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons of The Bachelorette and failing to find love on season three of Bachelor in Paradise, Nick was named the Bachelor for season 21 of the hit ABC show. He chose Vanessa to give his final rose to, and got down on one knee during the finale, which aired in March. Unfortunately, just months later, the pair decided to end their relationship. “It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both of us that we decided to end our engagement,” they said in a statement. “We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for.”
Ever since the show’s finale aired, Nick and Vanessa have not been shy about admitting that their relationship hasn’t been easy. Plus, they’ve had trouble deciding where to settle down, as she’s from Canada and he’s from the U.S. Before the split, they were spending a majority of their time together in L.A. Could Nick be heading back to the Bachelor franchise for round five!?
HollywoodLifers, are you upset about Nick and Vanessa’s split? Did you think they would last?