I certainly hope I'm not gonna be the jerk-uncle-bachelor the rest of my life. If anything, the two would have seemed like perfect rebound candidates for each other. Do we go to your trailer? Nick remained speechless, so she turned to the camera and insisted, "No, how do we rehears? I'm supposed to be mad at you, right? I don't think there's rehearsal time. Theirs, meanwhile, was not your average courtship because of the nature of Vanessa's work. On the show they gave nothing away, with the two practically feigning disinterest in each other though it was Vanessa's work place, after all, so really they conducted themselves quite professionally.
They were also welcomed into the unwelcome attention club as a couple that summer when they were photographed from afar during a romantic, supposedly private trip to Mexico to celebrate their first anniversary.
It's hard for me as a man to see my girl go through that. Everybody said it was a scandal. I was in Mexico with my girlfriend of a year, celebrating our anniversary on a private vacation. He's very strong and has a good head on his shoulders. I know now he's definitely there for me. He has single-handedly pulled me through.
But as it turned out, this time, Nick had plenty left in the tank. Vanessa's a good girl, and I care about her a lot. Vanessa is "a very smart girl. She's far smarter than I. If you set the bar too high then you've set yourself up for failure on the honeymoon and everything else that comes after it. This is a carefully calculated plan, you know. You have to set the romance, but you have to take it in phases—so this is step one.
According to Vanessa, Nick got down on both knees "I figured one wasn't enough," he added and she immediately started crying—and then a rowdy group of tourists appeared, so Nick put his head in her lap and put his arms around her while the people passed by. Trust is the most important part of a relationship, closely followed by communication. I think that if you have those two things, everything else falls into place—your affection, your emotional connection. I feel comfortable and at ease with myself when I'm around him.
I love the woman that I've become with him. Memorial Coliseum in November