Corinne Olympios Parties With 'Bachelorette' Bad Boy Chad Johnson: 'We're Just Misunderstood'
By Jackie Willis
The contestants that Bachelor nation fans love to hate joined forces on Wednesday night.
Corinne Olympios, who's currently on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, Chad Johnson, who appeared on Bachelor in Paradiseand JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette, and Olivia Caridi, who vied to win the heart of Ben Higgins on season 20 of The Bachelor, all attended OK! magazine's annual pre-Oscar party at Nightingale Plaza in West Hollywood, California.
While at the event, an eyewitness tells ET that Corinne started out the night at a table with a group of four other girls. She then went over to chat with Chad and pose for a few photos. The two were then spotted having a lengthy conversation before Corinne had a pal snap a few personal photos of herself and Chad on a cell phone.
The eyewitness says the two "appeared friendly but not flirty" with one another, adding that Corinne left the party around 10 p.m., while Chad remained inside.
Earlier this week, Chad revealed exclusively to ET's Lauren Zima in a Facebook Live chat that he has been communicating with Corinne, despite the fact that she's still pining after Nick on episodes of The Bachelor. "Yeah [I'm interested in Corinne]," he confessed. "I mean, I don't know what she's like in person, but we've texted a little bit."
Chad, 29, noted that it's their villainous streaks that seem to have brought them together.
"I knew that because she was the villain, nobody was really going to be talking to her. She was probably going through this all alone, and you think no matter how hard-headed you are," he explained. "I knew people were probably just tearing her down, so I just wanted to let her know, like, 'Try not to look at it, let it pass. It will slow down.'"
Check out more of ET's interview with Chad, including what he really thinks of Nick: