Nick Viall is the latest Bachelor Nation star to put pen to paper. The podcast host announced his first book, Don't Text Your Ex Happy Birthday; And Other Advice on Love, Sex, and Dating, is now available for preorders and will be released on October 18.
"I truly never thought I would literally write a book! " he admitted in an Instagram post, which debuted the cover. "I had a lot of self doubt doing it, but after 2 years, it has turned into something I’m really proud of."
Continued the reality star, "For anyone who has ever felt a little powerless, frustrated, and confused with dating, relationships, and heartbreak I promise this book will have a few things in it that will make you feel a little more in control of your love life."
As usual, his Bachelor peers showed their support, with Natasha Parker commenting, "Nick!!!! So Awesome! Congrats hun!" Bachelor in Paradise fan-favorite Ashley Iaconetti commented, "I always contemplated the happy birthday. Great title! Proud of you!!!"
Viall's girlfriend, Natalie Joy, whom he began dating last year, wrote, "hell yea you did!!!!! i’m so proud of you 😭🤍."
Before hitting it off with Joy, the author competed for Andi Dorman's heart on season 10 of The Bachelorette, where he was the runner-up. He then unexpectedly showed up mid-way through Kaitlyn Bristowe's season, where he again lost out as one of the final two. He also had a stint on Paradise, where he romanced but then split with Jen Saviano.
The "Viall Files" host was chosen as the leading man for the 2017 season of The Bachelor, and though he got engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi, they broke up less than six months later.
He recently confessed that dating in front of millions of people changed the way he approached the relationship. "Modern dating is different than it used to be even when the show started. The culture puts less emphasis on things like marriage or engagements," he explained. "I think every Bachelor and Bachelorette feels a pressure of finding love for sure. And there's less of a pressure of an engagement, but certainly a pressure to fall in love. And that is very much real, and something I very much felt."