Nick Viall is opening up about his Bachelor bombshells!
Monday night's season 21 premiere of The Bachelor introduced fans to a wide array of love-hungry ladies vying for Viall's heart -- including Liz, a 29-year-old doula who has already slept with the reality TV suitor in the past.
"I noticed her right away," Nick confessed to ET's Nancy O'Dell on Tuesday morning. "I knew exactly who she was. I was like, 'Wow! That's Liz.'"
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Funny enough, Nick and Liz's romantic past actually includes a Bachelor twist. The twosome met at the wedding of Bachelor in Paradise stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert and then shared an intimate evening together. But when Liz stepped out of the limo on Monday night with the hope of turning their one-night fling into a lifetime relationship, Nick was hesitant.
Viall revealed that "out of fairness to the rest of the women" he did not want to give Liz any special treatment just because of their shared past. "Night one, there's 30 women. While I know I had definitely met Liz before, I didn't think Liz deserved more time than some of the other women."
ET caught up with Liz's BFF, Jade, on Monday night at a charity event at Sycamore Tavern in Los Angeles, benefiting Shelift and Globe-athon, and the 29-year-old newlywed was quick to defend her friend from Nick's distant behavior.
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"I'm curious as to why [Nick wasn't] more open to hearing Liz out and giving her a chance to be there and see if there was anything else because I feel like he was a little closed to it," Jade told ET's Lauren Zima.
"I would totally disagree with Jade," Nick said when we showed him Jade's comments. "I definitely wanted to give her that time and consideration. And next week, you'll see how that conversation goes in its entirety."
When asked if Nick will be sleeping with another contestant before those intimate fantasy suite dates, the 36-year-old Bachelor was coy with his response. "You'll have to watch," he teased. "Probably not as many as people think. Maybe none."
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.