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EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Lindsay Says Seeing 'Bachelor' Nick Viall Is 'Bittersweet' After Watching Tearful Breakup

by Jennifer Drysdale 8:40 PM PST, March 06, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Lindsay Says Seeing 'Bachelor' Nick Viall Is 'Bittersweet' After Watching Tearful Breakup

Rachel Lindsay may be the new Bachelorette, but seeing her ex was still a little hard.

ET's Lauren Zima caught up with Lindsay at The Bachelor's "Women Tell All" special, where she said it was "bittersweet" seeing Nick Viall after watching the pair's emotional goodbye.

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"It brought back a lot of emotions," Lindsay shared. "It was bittersweet."

"It was so good to see him, but at the same time, it was hard because watching the video back and seeing how I left… it brought back all that emotion even though it had been a few months since it happened," she explained.

While watching the breakup made her emotional, Lindsay says she definitely doesn't still harbor any romantic feelings for Viall. 

"No, not in that sense," she said. "I miss him, just because we really do have like, a good chemistry and a good friendship. I miss that aspect of it, but I'm happy for him and everything that he's doing."

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Viall, too, told ET that he's happy for Lindsay, and doesn't have any regrets about the experience.

"I think Rachel mentioned how, when you watch things back you kind of go back to that place, so I have no regrets. All of the women were great throughout the journey, or the process rather, but I don't think they were hard to see," he confessed. "It was nice to see them for me. I don't have regrets about my decision. I always felt good about it, and so as nervous as I was, it was very nice to see all of them."

"It was great to see Rachel. I'm so excited for her," Viall said of Lindsay's new position as the Bachelorette. "I felt like Rachel and I became not only romantically involved while we dated, but great friends."

"As a friend, I miss her, you know, and I wish her well. Maybe down the line we'll be able to rekindle that friendship, but I'm very excited for her journey. I think she will be great and I can't wait to see if she finds love and happiness."

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Lindsay and Viall aren't the only ones feeling the (platonic) love after their breakup. ET caught up with Bachelor standout Corinne Olympios last week, where she revealed that she still misses Viall "as a friend." 

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.  

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