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Nick Viall's Fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi Responds to Criticism That Their ‘After the Final Rose’ Special Was Awkward

by Rachel McRady 1:17 AM PDT, March 22, 2017
Playing Nick Viall's Fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi Responds to Criticism That Their ‘After the Final Rose’ Special Was Awkward

It’s all good in Nick Viall’s hood! The former Bachelor appeared in Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with his fiancée, Vanessa Grimaldi, and his Dancing With the Stars partner, Peta Murgatroyd.

Host DeGeneres was quick to ask the new couple about their mannerisms during the After the Final Rose interview special.

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“I didn’t see the After the Rose because I could not commit to 4 hours of television. I heard that some people thought it was awkward, that y’all were awkward together,” DeGeneres said.

While Viall didn’t directly respond to those comments, Grimaldi did chime in, saying, “I didn’t think so. I think we both went in it wanting to be honest and open about couples, you know, sometimes things can get tough. But we’re very committed to each other, we love each other, and that’s what we’re focusing on.”

Viall is also focused on his current competition, which has already proven to be more difficult than he anticipated.

“Most positions that Peta asks me to do are painful physically,” he quipped. “It’s very hard but she’s very patient with me.”

Murgatroyd is proud of her partner’s hard work, adding, “He hasn’t performed at all. Most of the people on this season have actually got performance experience so it’s a really tough season.”

The seasoned dancer is also facing a challenge of her own, getting back to work less than 10 weeks after welcoming her first child.

“I think it’s good for mothers to get back out there and keep doing what they love to do,” she insisted, but added, “I’m exhausted, to be honest with you, I am so tired, between feeding every four hours, racing home.”

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Lightheartedly pointing to her chest, Murgatroyd noted, “I have to tape these things down.”

“Do you try not to do bouncy dances?” DeGeneres quipped.

“I directly asked for no Jive first week,” the DWTS star admitted.

For more from the new season of DWTS, watch the clip below!

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