The Bachelor’s Nick Viall and His Fiancée on the Pressures to Make Things Work: ‘We Have a Long Way to Go’

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi have officially made their public debut as an engaged couple — but they’re the first to admit they have a long road ahead of them.

On The Bachelor‘s live After the Final Rose directly following the finale on Monday, the fiancés were forced to tackle the tough questions about the future of their relationship — and whether it will last.

“I’m not going to sugarcoat things — some days are tougher than others, like any relationship,” admitted Grimaldi, 29. “Ours is just televised.”

Looking back, the special education teacher from Montreal, Canada — who will be moving to the United States to live with Viall — said she wishes she had actually watched a full season of the show before signing on as a contestant in order to better taper her expectations.

“I treated this relationship as if it was a real relationship in a very unrealistic world,” she said. “I had to hold back sometimes and understand Nick’s position. There were moments where I had to understand Nick, the Bachelor — and Nick, the guy that I was dating, and the individual relationship that I had going with him. So it was hard sometimes to separate the two.”

“I feel like I’m sometimes not the easiest person to be with,” she said with a laugh. “I speak my mind. … Some days have been easier than others, but at the end of the day we love each other and even when things get hard we are willing to make it work. We’re not just going to call it quits because things get difficult.”

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