Reality TV has a reputation for stretching the truth, or making things seem more dramatic than they are. So, when fans saw Raven Gates dancing through the streets of Finland and making snow angels after her Fantasy Suite date with Nick Viall on The Bachelor, of course they assumed that slept together. But did they? Raven finally revealed the true answer and so much more on July 10.
“When you and Nick had sex and they made you dance in the steets of Finland, how much did you want to kill everyone who made you do that?” asked Claudia Oshry of The Morning Toast podcast. “Okay, um, I thought it was hilarious, so like, no regrets, you know? I didn’t care,” said Raven. But it turns out she really had nothing to celebrate! When Claudia asked if they really did consumate their relationship, Raven simply admitted, “no,” while hoping her non-discolsure agreement was over.
Not only did they not have sex, but she didn’t want to marry Nick at all! “I will tell you this, I actually stopped Chris Harrison before I walked in [to the finale] because I was like ‘I cant do it, I cannot do it.'” Raven said she “really thought” Nick was going to propose to her, and multiple times she told the producers that she didn’t want him to. “He mentioned a ring before, and I told a producer, ‘if he sends someone over here for rings I cant do it.'”
Despite that, Raven says she did develop feelings for Nick, but they weren’t necessarily genuine looking back on it. “The Bachelor puts you in such a bubble that you start to develop feelings because first of all, he’s the only mate you’re looking at for all that time. Then, like you know when your girls get together and you’re like ‘oh that guy’s cute,’ and then they think he’s really cute, then you’re like, ‘yeah hes actually really cute?’ So you go from thinking he’s not attractive to really cute? That’s how it was happening.”
Raven and Nick getting hot and heavy on _The Bachelor_.
Raven actually did go on to find love on-screen less than a year later on Bachelor in Paradise, and that one seems to have stuck. She’s still with her hunky beau Adam Gottschalk, and she doesn’t even need to dance around in the snow to prove her feelings!
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