Emily Maynard tuned in to watch The Bachelor finale on Monday night, along with the live After the Final Rose special.
And, upon seeing Nick Viall interact with his chosen suitor, Vanessa Grimaldi, the former Bachelorette star had only one thing to say about the couple.
HA! Good luck getting married!
Maynard didn’t use these exact words, of course.
But she made her feelings on the future of Viall and Grimaldi pretty well known over Twitter.
“They look like me and you know who. Yikes!!,” Maynard wrote in response to fellow season 15 Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey, who sarcastically quipped during the After the Final Rose special:
“Y’all. Nick and Vanessa are just too real, so passionate and they are so open. Things are great! #ATFR #TheBachelorFinale.”
For those unaware:
Maynard made her reality TV debut on season 15 of The Bachelor.
She proceeded to win and get engaged to Brad Womack.
During their own After the Final Rose interview, however, Maynard and Womack were widely mocked for their lack of chemistry. The tension was obvious from the outset.
“Watching [the season back], it was tough,” Maynard said during their special. “I look so boring … I’m sorry he gets mad when I say that.”
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Maynard and Womack did not make it down the aisle.
After the break up, Maynard became The Bachelorette… where she accepted Jef Holm’s proposal at the conclusion of Season 8.
The couple split up in October 2012 – and Maynard is now happily married to Tyler Johnson, with whom she shares baby sons Kyle and Jennings.
The ex-reality star also has a daughter, Ricki, from her previous relationship with late fiancé Ricky Hendrick.
So Maynard does have some experience in this arena when she speaks her mind.
Viall and Grimaldi, meanwhile, are aware that the odds are against them.
Few duos that get together in this fashion ever stay together, but Nick and Vanessa swear things are going well so far.
“You can never make people happy. At the end of the day, we are focusing on our relationship,” Grimadli said this week.
“It’s so easy to focus on the negative, which sometimes I do, and Nick tries to get me out of it. But it’s the world that we’re living in.”
How very true, isn’t it?
The Internet isn’t exactly a place where users send their well wishes to strangers.
It’s often quite the opposite, as Grimaldi and Viall now know well.
To their credit, Nick and Vanessa were at least aware of their awkward interactions throughout the After the Final Rose special on Monday night.
“I hope we came across as in love and passionate tonight,” Nick said in response to widespread sentiment that they looked awfully unhappy side by side.
“The reality is – we joke about it, but it’s true – we don’t know what it’s like to go to the movies together, to spend time together in the real world.
“Our relationship has been based off of stressful situations.”
And this is the rub. This helps explain why so few Bachelor and Bachelorette couples make it down the aisle.
For months, nearly all of their exchanges are contrived; they’re either outright scripted or they take place within some alternate reality of ABC programming, which sends the stars on exotic dates and sticks microphones in their faces at all times.
It’s shocking any couples from the franchise get married at all.
“We’re taking baby steps,” Grimaldi told host Chris Harrison about getting hitched.
“I think we’re still in the process of really getting to know each other … we’re very optimistic about what the future holds.”
Are YOU optimistic, though? Sound off below and vote:
Will Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi end up together?