EXCLUSIVE: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Say They Have 'Zero Plans' to Do More Reality TV After 'DWTS'
By Jennifer Drysdale
Don't expect to see much more of Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi on your TV screens.
ET's Lauren Zima caught up with the Bachelor couple at the Race to Erase MS Gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Friday, where they opened up about life after Dancing With the Stars -- and revealed that they have "zero plans" to do more reality TV.
"Yes [I'm done with reality television]," Grimaldi shared. "This is the first reality TV show I did [and] this is the first season I watched entirely. I'm going to be focusing on other things in the near future."
"I have zero plans to do reality TV," Viall added. "I'm certainly done with anything Bachelor-related, but I'm very thankful for my time."
Viall -- who was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars last Monday -- said his departure from the show has allowed him to focus on other projects.
"It was definitely a bummer. I had so much fun doing it, and Peta [Murgatroyd] was such a great partner and [Grimaldi] was so supportive," the former Bachelor confessed. "Obviously, with the launch of [my grooming line] The Polished Gent, it actually kind of worked out timing wise. just because I have been so busy with that, and now it gives me a little bit of time to breathe and just focus on that instead of trying to juggle both of them."
Grimaldi might have been more emotional about her finace's elimination than he was.
"It was sad. I had to hold back my tears," she said. "I cried enough on The Bachelor and I was like, 'I don't want to cry on Dancing.' But it was sad."
The couple will soon be heading to Montreal "for a little bit" as Grimaldi prepares to launch her charity -- but said that focusing on their relationship hasn't necessarily gotten any easier in the week after DWTS.
"I think even throughout the process of Dancing with the Stars, we still made our relationship a priority," Grimaldi explained. "We're still very busy."
"With any relationship, whether it's [on] The Bachelor or in life, you have to manage everything that's going on, and you have to prioritize things... prioritize your relationship and your job and careers, and that's something we focus on."
Viall has also been focusing on The Polished Gent, which released its first official ad on Thursday.
"I've always liked not taking myself too seriously. It's something I've been very proud of and working on it for a long time, I'm very excited for the launch and I tried to think of a creative way to kind of get the word out," he explained of the ad, which pokes fun at his reality TV stardom. "Obviously, with people who are lucky enough in the Bachelor world to have a social following and platform, sometimes we do ads, and it's fun to poke fun at it a little bit. I'm very proud and excited to have something that's my own."
"My friends were kind of like, 'Touche, that's pretty funny,'" he added. "Even some of the girls from this season commented like, 'That was pretty funny.' It's all meant in good fun, and hopefully it gets chatter, because that's what it was meant to do."
Also getting buzz lately is Rachel Lindsay's upcoming season of The Bachelorette -- which Viall and Grimaldi say they'll definitely be tuning in to if their schedules allow.