Nick Viall BLASTS Jed Wyatt For Secret Girlfriend: WTF, Bro?!

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Last week, the residents of Bachelor Nation were stunned to learn that Bachelorette contestant Jed Wyatt had a girlfriend waiting for him at home during his time on the show.

Haley Stevens came forward to expose Wyatt's two-timing, and in case anyone doubted her claims, she came equipped with receipts.

Jed Wyatt

On Monday, Haley shared the last text she received from Jed before he hopped a plane from Nashville to Los Angeles.

He told her he loved her and talked about the future he envisioned for the two of them.

Within days, he would be making similar promises to Hannah Brown.

Needless to say, Wyatt's sketchy behavior is not sitting well with fans of the show.

Nick Viall Jed Wyatt

And as usual, one of the most outspoken critics is former Bachelor Nick Viall.

"What the f--k, Jed?" Nick asked on his Viall Files podcast this week.

"I don't have any inside information, but there seems to be some hard-hitting evidence [that he had a girlfriend while appearing on the show]." 

Nick went on to say that it's become sadly common for men to try and land a spot on the show despite the fact that they're involved in relationships.

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Selfie

"I have had friends of friends who are going through the casting process surprisingly ask my opinion about going through it, who admit they're actually dating someone," he said.

Viall added that with the rise of social media, speculation about whether contestants are doing the show for the "right reasons" is "a little more justified these days." 

Yes, there was a time when it would have seemed insane for someone to put themselves through the casting process and then publicly compete for the affection of a person they had just met unless they were very serious about finding love and settling down.

Jed on The Bachelorette

But now that social media clout can translate to a steady source of income, there's real incentive for guys to go on the show just to make a name for themselves.

And in the case of an aspiring singer-songwriter like Jed, a role on The Bachelorette could be the career opportunity of a lifetime. 

"There's not an episode Jed's in without a guitar or a piano," Viall noted.

"It's disappointing," he said of the controversy. "As a viewer, it seems like he's a frontrunner... I would assume he's top four." 

Jed W.

If you've been following our Bachelorette spoilers, you know that Nick is correct in that assumption.

If you haven't been, and you don't want to know how this season ends, then read no further.

The news of Jed's infidelity was followed closely by reports that Wyatt is engaged to Hannah Brown.

Viall is likely to be disappointed by that news, but he stands by Hannah's ability to assess these men's characters:

Hannah Brown in a Hat

"I think she's doing great," Viall said.

"I had high expectations for Hannah, but she really is -- a lot of people like to say mature for their age, but from what I talked to her, she has a really good head on her shoulders for being 24. And I thought that was impressive.

"I think she's a very authentic person, and it's almost hard for her to be inauthentic, which I really enjoy," he added.

"I think she's been a role model for a lot of young women who maybe come from a traditional upbringing, and it's OK to kind of liberate yourself," Nick continued

Hannah Brown Stands

"So, I think it's great, and I think she's doing a fantastic job."

That's certainly high praise.

And it seems that Nick is not too troubled by the fact that Hannah insists on keeping Luke P. around.

Which is interesting, because as we previously learned, Nick Viall hates Luke P.

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