It seems some Bachelor viewers could use a lesson in emotional intelligence.
ET's Lauren Zima, Katie Krause and Deidre Behar sat down with Bachelor contestant Taylor Nolan for a Facebook Live interview at our Burbank studios on Tuesday, where the mental health counselor revealed she's had to put her work on hold because of "backlash" from the show.
"Before going on the show, I had recently graduated, and was working on starting my practice, and put it on pause to go do the show. When I got back, [I was starting] my practice again, but it takes a little bit of time to build up your caseload and all of that, and during that time, there were some things mentioned about my professionalism from that, I felt were very uncalled for and very hurtful," Nolan said, explaining that the backlash caused her to "take a pause" from her work.
Criticism from the show's viewers -- including comments questioning how the Johns Hopkins grad got her license, or who would see her for help -- hurt Nolan badly.
"It sucks because it's something that I'm very passionate about and I take a lot of pride in, so I’m hoping to get back to that stuff soon, once some stuff has died down and it feels a little safer to be in that environment one-on-one," she shared, tearing up.
"Sometimes I feel really low, and I feel like I'll never be able to work again as a counselor," she continued, "but I know that's not true, and it's just a temporary thing."
Nolan's most memorable scenes on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor included her arguments with Corinne, during which she said the Miami native lacked "emotional intelligence." Though Nolan was sent home during the pair's dramatic two-on-one date in New Orleans (she came back after her elimination to again warn Nick about Corinne), she still continued to receive backlash online.
It's the show's other contestants, however, who Nolan says have comforted her.
"A lot of the girls, honestly [have helped me cope with the backlash]… Girls on the show and some previous members as well, people who understand the experience and have had to cope with it themselves [have reached out to me]," she revealed, adding that she's using her training in mental health to help herself deal with the hate. "Frankly, the comments are coming from what Corinne had said about me, and knowing, 'Where's the credibility there to judge me in that situation?'"
As Monday night's episode showed, Corinne did make the final four -- though it's safe to say Nolan is rooting for someone else: Vanessa.
"[Nick was] incredibly sweet, incredibly attentive, he seemed so struck with her," she said of Nick's first one-on-one date with the Canadian beauty. "I don't think we've seen him like that since."