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Kaitlyn Bristowe, Nick Viall Defend Having Sex on The Bachelorette: Read Their Tweets!

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall tweeted about their Bachelorette sex episode on Monday, June 22

Dublin deed! Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall have no regrets about shacking up during The Bachelorette. During the highly anticipated episode on Monday, June 22 — in which, as teased, they had sex — the two defended their relationship and asked for fans not to judge.

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Bristowe, 30, particularly prepared herself in a telling “I Forgive” message she retweeted from former Bachelor costar Becca Tilley. “Such a powerful sentence,” she wrote. “Nothing is more freeing than these words of grace. No matter the hurt, the words, the betrayal- there is freedom in forgiveness.”

She later added: “Just remember, when you judge me, you do not define me, you define yourself. think about that before sending out negativity to any1 tonight.”

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Bristowe’s intimate night first began when she asked Viall to be her first one-on-one date after traveling to Ireland. The lovebirds kissed and flirted at dinner, and eventually had sex back at her hotel room.

“Oh no someone slept with a guy they’re dating and considering marrying! Showing love for @kaitlynbristowe,” comedian Amy Schumer, who appeared on the series earlier this season, tweeted after the scene aired. Bristowe replied: “I love you!! Like…More than a friend.” 

Bristowe has yet to tell her other suitors about her sleepover (that’s next week’s episode!), but she did say during the show that she had no regrets. Turns out, neither does Viall.

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“Kaitlyn showed a lot of courage by admitting 2 having sex on national TV knowing that she will be unfairly judged by some. #TheBachelorette,” Viall, 34, tweeted Monday night. “Both men and women have an equal right to have sex without judgement #TheBachelorette #bachelorette.”

“Not sure why we still have double standards about sex when it comes to men and women,” he added via Instagram. “Dating can be tough to navigate especially in unique situations. The fact that Kaitlyn acknowledges that there are others involved in this situation that could be affected by her decision shows she respects the emotional connection men can have to sex.”

Fan favorite Shawn Booth, meanwhile, appeared distraught having to compete with the other men in last night’s episode. In the final scene, Bristowe suspected he already knew about her one-night stand.

Cliffhanger much!?

For more reactions to Bristowe and Viall’s relationship, including more thoughts from Viall and his ex Andi Dorfman, read the tweets below:

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