Break out the waterproof mascara and cue the helicopter ride dates, passive aggressive contestants, romantic music swells, and — oh yeah — all those roses. The wait is over and the newest season of The Bachelor is officially underway! Twenty-two women are now in the running for Nick Viall's heart as we watch, mock, and shed the occasional tear from our couches with a glass (or two) of on-theme rosé in hand. But with the actual filming of the reality show occurring months ago, the 21st winner of The Bachelor already has her rose. But the question is, does she have a ring?!
We're not so low-key dying to know the post-show relationship status of star Nick Viall. After three previous stints on the reality show franchise (Viall competed on both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe's seasons of The Bachelorette before also appeared on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise), did the man finally score his happily ever after? Did Neil Lane make another house call to The Bachelor mansion with a custom engagement sparkler in tow? Will Chris Harrison be officiating yet another Bachelor Nation wedding in the future? DEEP BREATHS, EVERYONE.
Okay, so here is what we know: E! News recently sat down with The Bachelor himself and asked the man what every fan desperately wants to know. Is he engaged? "Possibly maybe with someone and possibly not." Viall cooly told the media outlet. "So you can't confirm or deny if you're engaged?" asked his interviewer. "I cannot." Ugh, Viall, you're killing us here!
Viall's lips may be sealed, but we're wiling to bet that the man definitely found love this time around. After all, last year's Bachelor star Ben Higgins managed to famously fall in love with not one, but two women on his season — a pitfall which Viall teased might just have occurred once again. "We all saw what happened with Ben last season and that may or may not have happened with me," said Viall. "It might've, it might not have. You'll have to watch."
Oh we will be. (And our money is on the shark chick.)