In breaking news that shocked approximately zero percent of Bachelor Nation, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi broke off their engagement in August 2017, precisely five short months after they vowed to love each other forever on national television. While it didn't come as too much of a surprise for fans of The Bachelor, theirs was still a real relationship that unfortunately ended, and that is still a real bummer for the parties involved. Luckily, it seems like Vanessa has stayed strong and in complete control throughout the process. After that very public breakup, is Vanessa from The Bachelor dating anyone in 2018?
Well, Nick and Vanessa fell in love during Season 21 of The Bachelor, when after many near misses in previous Bachelorette seasons and a Bachelor in Paradise appearance, Nick finally got the chance to be at the helm of the ship for once. It was clear from the jump that Vanessa and Nick liked each other and their chemistry was undeniable. She ended up making it to the very end and even managed to beat out fan favorite Raven Gates. For a while, all seemed well with the newly engaged pair; after all, they even bickered like a married couple.
Cut to After The Final Rose where Vanessa and Nick were at the center of one of the iciest and most uncomfortable appearances of any other newly engaged Bachelor Nation couple in history. Couple that with the fact that Nick was packing up immediately to spend a ton of time away from Vanessa to compete on Dancing With The Stars, and the situation doesn't make for a lot of quality "getting to know each other before we get hitched" time. Needless to say, not too many people were shocked to hear that the engagement was cut short five months later.
The good news is that now, it looks like Vanessa is currently happily on her own. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, while walking the red carpet at KIIS FM's iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2017, Vanessa confirmed that she is definitely single and not at all ready to mingle. When asked whether she was "on the hunt", Vanessa said, "I'm enjoying just...being single and you know, doing my thing." So, it looks like the Bachelor alum is just ready to stray away from relationships for the time being and just enjoy life sans Nick.
Of course, Vanessa only has nice things to say to ET about her ex. When asked about the breakup, she said, "I have a lot of respect for Nick. What we had was real. We did fall in love, we were in love and unfortunately, we just weren't the most compatible." She even had delightful things to say about Nick's recent foray into the acting world with his first role as a cruise ship captain in ION's TV movie, A Christmas Cruise. Vanessa said, “That’s what he wants to do and anything he puts his head to, he's going to succeed at, so I wish him all the best.” Seriously, that is a classy lady right there.
Vanessa may not be looking to jump into a relationship any time soon but she looks like she is having a blast as a single woman. Her Instagram is full of photos showing off her family, her home in Canada, and her various Instagram endorsements that you might think were absolutely required of all Bachelor Nation alums. (It's not, but you can see why they all do it.)
Maybe someone special will come along in 2018 but, even if they don't, Vanessa looks like she is going to be just fine doing her own thing.