Nikki Ferrell Slams Bachelorette Producers as “Trash”: How Do They Sleep At Night?
We knew that Bachelor 2014 final pick Nikki Ferrell and boyfriend Juan Pablo Galavis had some issues with show producers during their post-finale appearances — JPG famously refused Chris Harrison’s prompts to tell Nikki that he loved her in the After the Final Rose special back in March. But that didn’t stop the pediatric nurse from watching her pal and fellow Season 18 contestant Andi Dorfman find true love on last night’s July 28 Bachelorette. However, Nikki’s resentment soon surfaced, thanks to that incredibly uncomfortable moment with the scorned Nick Viall.
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Juan Pablo’s gal was live tweeting the show — much like the rest of America — when Andi shocked everyone and sent 33-year-old Nick packing, opting for Josh Murray as her final pick. Of course, viewers know by now that McSalty didn’t take that rejection so well and he confronted the Bachelorette in the “After the Final Rose” live special. The most awkward moment of that interaction? When Nick called Andi out for sleeping with him in the Fantasy Suite, though she claimed she didn’t love him. Eek.
While the rest of us all turned away from our TV screens in embarrassment, however, Nikki took to Twitter to vent about the producer handling of that tense moment. “Gee I wonder who told Nick to say that....How the producers of @BachelorABC sleep at night is beyond me. #trash,” she wrote.
Strong words, missy! We don’t know whether we agree with the Missouri gal on this one — it seemed like those were the honest words of a heartbroken man — but we get where she’s coming from on how unnecessary this moment was. Sure, the pure shock was great television, but as Andi angrily responded, “that was below the belt” and it certainly was a private moment between the two. No need to bring your bedroom activities into all this, Nicky pie.
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