Sound the drama alarm! The 2015 season of “The Bachelorette” with Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe hasn’t even started yet, but we’re predicting some trouble based on one contestant alone – Ryan McDill. Known as “Ryan M.” to ABC bachelor bio readers, the 28-year-old is a “junkyard specialist” from Kansas City, Missouri. He admires his father and brother, considers himself a romantic and, oh yeah -- he's the ex-boyfriend of Season 18 “Bachelor” winner Nikki Ferrell!
While Ryan M. looks like your usual single hottie contestant, Reality Steve revealed that he dated Ferrell in 2012. For those just joining the "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette” fan base, Nikki was part of Juan Pablo Galavis’ controversial season in 2014. She ended up winning Juan Pablo’s heart, but she didn’t walk away with an engagement ring. Instead of proposing to Nikki, Juan Pablo gave her the final rose and asked that they continue dating.
Although all “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” relationships make headlines, their romance was the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. Juan Pablo refused to tell host Chris Harrison during the May 2014 “After the Final Rose” special that he was in “love” with Nikki, and Nikki just sat silent and smiled. The pair ultimately ended things in October, and Nikki told Harrison in January that it wasn’t “from a lack of trying.” She explained that she just didn’t fit into Juan Pablo's world in the “entertainment industry” and that she was never one of his top priorities.
Ryan M. might not be directly connected to one of the most controversial seasons of “The Bachelor” – but he also didn’t keep quiet about it. He opened up to several tabloids after the Season 18 finale aired.
“Juan Pablo doesn’t care about you at all,” he addressed his ex in an interview with Star magazine. “He’s a total zero, and if you’ve really fallen for him, this bum will only break your heart!”
He also admitted that at the time they were dating he wasn’t at the same pace in the relationship as she was. “She was absolutely ready to settle down,” Ryan M. continued. “But I wasn’t quite there.”
Fingers crossed he’s ready to settle down now -- if not he’s on the wrong TV show.
— TEAM BRITT (@Team_Britt_) March 11, 2015