The Bachelor: After the Final Rose: Nick Viall's Runner-Up is Heading to Bachelor in Paradise

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The Bachelor: After the Final Rose: Nick Viall's Runner-Up is Heading to Bachelor in Paradise

Raven may have been dumped by Nick on tonight’s finale of The Bachelor, but paradise is still in her future.

With help from the lady herself, Chris Harrison announced that Nick’s runner-up, Raven Gates, is the first official cast member of season four of Bachelor in Paradise

“If anything, I know that if Nick can go to Paradise and do this experience and find love, then I can too,” the boutique owner said on After the Final Rose, following Nick’s proposal to Vanessa Grimaldi.  

There seemed to be no real hard feelings between her and Nick when they sat down together tonight. She told him she was happy for him and happy that he wasn’t rejected, and that she could see he and Vanessa clearly had a lot of passion for each other. 

Vanessa and Nick also both sat in the hot seat, and Vanessa said one of her biggest regrets was not having watched a full season of the show before becoming a contestant. 

She also admitted that she had treated her relationship with Nick as a real relationship, without taking the world of the show into consideration, and that she and Nick haven’t had a perfect relationship since the show. 

“I love him, we love each other, but there have been days that have been difficult,” she said. 

As for whether or not they’ll be married any time soon, Vanessa said, “We’re taking baby steps.”

“You know, I think we’re still in the process of getting to know each other,” she said. “I mean, we still have things to figure out, but we’re very optimistic about what the future holds.”

The plan, for now, is for Vanessa to move to the US with Nick while putting together a charity for people with learning disabilities. 

Meanwhile, Nick heads to Dancing with the Stars next week, and even Vanessa is excited about it. 

“You know, it’s not like he’s done Dancing four times, so it’s something that we’re both starting together,” she said. 

“My parents taught me that things are going to happen, and you have to be able to face your fears together, and you have to face your challenges, and there’ll be ups and downs and compromise,” Nick said. “I know Vanessa and I are willing to do that, and so that’s all we can ask of each other.” 

The Bachelorette debuts May 22, and Bachelor in Paradise returns this summer on ABC. 

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Published at Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:35:18 +0000

The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson and Chris Carmack Just Reunited in Nashville

Goodbye Orange County and hello Nashville.

Just a few short days after news broke that Rachel Bilson would be joining the CMT series, The O.C. star got a warm welcome from a familiar face on set.

In a new Instagram post, fans learned that Chris Carmack was more than excited to share the same stage as his former co-star.

“‘Welcome to Nashville B****……this is how it’s done in Tennessee,'” Rachel shared on Instagram. “@realcarmack #propergreeting #nashvillecmt.”

As die-hard fans know, Chris appeared in The O.C. for two years alongside Rachel. His role would end in 2004 or three years before the series finale.

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Ultimately, Rachel isn’t the only familiar face joining the cast of Nashville as a season regular. Empire star Kaitlin Doubleday has been brought on in the wake of Connie Britton‘s exit from the show.

“Music city, here I come #nashvillecmt,” Rachel recently shared on Instagram when confirming the news. Chris later added, “Can’t wait to work with Rachel again… it’s been a while! ‘Welcome to Nashville……. darlin’!”

“We welcome Rachel and Kaitlin into our incredibly talented ensemble,” Marshall Herskovitz, executive producer and showrunner, said in a statement to E! News. “We fondly anticipate the second half of the season filled with surprising twists and turns that make Nashville so beloved by the fans.”

Nashville will return with new episodes later in the summer.

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Published at Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:34:00 +0000