Nick Viall certainly did not disappoint in the bling department.
In tonight’s romantic season finale of The Bachelor, Vanessa Grimaldi not only walked away with a special proposal from the man she loved. She also has a brand-new diamond ring.
While viewers were able to see Nick review some stunning choices with help from designer Neil Lane, there was one that was a cut above the rest.
E! News has learned that the ring Nick chose is four carats and features a round main stone with a pave border.
Diamonds are all around the band with everything set in platinum. A source tells E! News that the Neil Lane ring is “very romantic” and the estimated cost is between $92,000 and $100,000.
“It’s a traditional ring with an old-fashioned feel. It’s got an old-soul–it’s classic and elegant,” another source shared with us. “He chose it because that’s what he thinks of her.”
Leading up to the show’s finale, E! News was able to chat with some of the ladies from Season 21 who didn’t quite make it to the final rose. As it turns out, many were hoping Nick and Vanessa would end up happily together.
“I think that him and Vanessa have a lot of good chemistry,” Alexis Waters (better known as Shark/Dolphin Girl) shared with E! News. Danielle Maltby added, “I think V is. She’s my girl.”
On The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Vanessa was able to reunite Nick who recently launched his new grooming line called The Polished Gent.
“I’m very happy,” Nick shared with Chris Harrison. “Everything’s good. It’s been a long journey.”
The Bachelor finale begins Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
—Reporting by Beth Sobol
Published at Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:12:00 +0000
Man, what a finale! Who would have thought that in the end, both Raven and Vanessa would dump Nick, and then he would run off with Andi Dorfman, and then Chris Harrison would propose to Corinne Olympios?!
Unfortunately, our fan fiction ending did not occur, and Nick ended up proposing to one of his final two. Despite his and his mom’s strange concerns that if he proposed, his chosen lady might not say yes, Vanessa Grimaldi did, in fact, say yes.
But first, Nick and Vanessa had to pretend to be excited to get relationship and fertility advice from Santa Claus in a secluded cabin in the middle of nowhere.
Sure, Vanessa met Nick’s family first, and Vanessa cried and told them all about how she’s not sure about getting engaged because blah blah blah, and Nick’s dad told her love was not enough for a lasting relationship and blah blah blah, but it was Santa Claus who really got the two of them to talk about their deepest fears and other such serious topics.
They rode horses through the snow, and eventually ended up at a small cabin. They knocked on the door, and when Santa came out, Vanessa did her absolute best to convince us she was super freakin’ excited to hang out in a very small space with a large man dressed as Santa. The wise old fictional character asked for their wishlists and gave them a gift with their faces on it, along with the symbols for happiness and fertility.
Vanessa did a whole lot of reaching in order to connect the very existence of Santa Claus to her relationship with Nick, and then the two lovebirds sat by the fire and bared their souls in a serious conversation we completely tuned out of, as we usually do.
We really should have known that Raven was about to lose based on the fact that her final date was a simple, short, romantic bout of ice skating, and they didn’t get any “advice” or gifts from any old men in costumes, or have any deep conversations about the unknown or whatever. Then, Nick brought out some puppies, and puppies just scream “consolation prize.”
Basically Raven never had a chance, even though if this were our decision, we’d pick the fun-loving Raven to spend the rest of our lives with. We’d also adopt those puppies.
But alas, we are not Nick, and apparently Nick is a bigger fan of long convos about feelings, which is fine.
Raven was obviously sad but took it like a champ. She even thanked Nick for everything, which makes very little sense. Also, why did Nick let her get all dressed up (in a dress completely inappropriate for Finland weather) and ready to accept a proposal before telling her he wasn’t picking her? He knows what that feels like!
Vanessa, of course, was thrilled, once the show finally got around to showing us Nick’s proposal, and she said yes.
Congrats to all of us! We did it!
The Bachelorette will premiere in May on ABC.
Published at Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:01:00 +0000