Nick’s parents and siblings were on hand for support, and expressed their concerns that Nick was possibly setting himself up for another devastating rejection. They weren’t alone. Nick had fears of his own, recalling how former Bachelorettes Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe had left him gutted despite his confidence in each relationship at the time.
His parents, Chris and Mary, acknowledged how hesitant their son had been to take yet another chance on the “Bachelor” franchise, sharing worry that he would be left at the “proposal altar” yet again. While the Vialls had positive reactions to both Vanessa and Raven, the women had different approaches toward their remaining hours with Nick.
Although Raven repeatedly said she was “100 percent ready” to make a lifetime commitment to Nick, Vanessa was candid in admitting her hesitation that she and Nick could possibly be rushing into an engagement too quickly without considering all the factors in play.
That anxiety was still present as Nick waited for Vanessa to arrive, but soon disappeared. Announcing that he wasn’t going to fight his feelings for her any longer, Nick confessed that he’d been “falling in love” with her “for a long time” before getting down on one knee and asking the ultimate question.