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'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Jared Haibon Reveals How 'Bachelor' Nick Viall Is Doing After Filming

by Lauren Zima 4:45 PM PST, December 02, 2016
Playing 'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Jared Haibon Reveals How 'Bachelor' Nick Viall Is Doing After Filming

The upcoming season of The Bachelor has finished filming, so how did things work out for Nick Viall? We don't know for sure if he finally found love, but it's safe to say he's "happy"!

Viall's Bachelor in Paradise co-star and friend, Jared Haibon, chatted with ET live on Facebook Friday, and revealed he just had dinner with Viall on Thursday night.

"He seems very happy," Haibon says. "He's definitely upbeat! … The Bachelor takes a toll on you, but…he's definitely lively and seems happy and energetic…It seems like he had a great experience."

Haibon says he's excited to watch Viall's season. "He's brutally honest, sometimes to his own fault," Haibon says. "It's going to be fascinating….Whether you hate him or love him, he's always going to be himself."

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The new season premieres Jan. 2 on ABC, and Haibon says he expects big drama. "The qualities that Nick likes in a woman are a strong personality, confidence and that's just going to breed quarrels in the house," he says. "Nick is a very confident man himself…[But] once he opens up, he's a teddy bear. He's a very emotional guy…I definitely foresee Nick maybe shedding a few tears."

Also at that dinner were twins Emily and Haley Ferguson and Ashley Iaconetti. Haibon set the record straight for us on his relationship with Ashley, saying the two are very close and she makes him "happy," but they are "friends, and that's it." In fact, he thinks she'd make a great Bachelorette!

"Ashley and myself are honest with each other, understand each other," he shares. "We're very alike, have a lot of the same interests. I'm very comfortable around Ashley."

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One BIP contestant he's not in touch with anymore though? Onetime flame Caila Quinn. "We don't talk," he says. "I wish nothing but the best for Caila." Haibon says he's currently single. He's tried online dating, but it's tough because people know him from BIP. In fact, the 26-year-old is open to becoming the Bachelor himself.

"You don't have the opportunity to have this grand, romantic love story [in real life]," he says. "That's what The Bachelor offers you, and I think that's the best thing."

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