Nick Viall is off the market after four stints in “The Bachelor” empire. During Monday’s finale, he proposed to Season 21 finalist Vanessa Grimaldi with a pricey Neil Lane ring. She accepted, much to his surprise, and the two have been secretly living in pre-marital bliss since then — or have they?

Nick and Vanessa made their first appearance as a couple on ABC’s live “After the Final Rose” special. Vanessa came out first before the love of her life joined her in talking to host Chris Harrison. Bachelor Nation couldn’t help but notice that the electricity that had been so obvious during “The Bachelor” seemed to be gone.

The eventual newlyweds made several comments during the post-”Bachelor” special that added fuel to the fire. Vanessa and Nick repeatedly talked about “getting stronger” as a couple and having issues early on — sounds like there’s trouble in paradise.

“There have been moments when I wanted him to be a little more empathetic toward my feelings,” Vanessa told Harrison. “So we’ve had our challenges with that, but at the end of the day, we both love each other. We want to make this work, and as challenging as it can be sometimes, we’re excited about the future.”

The couple was then asked about setting a wedding date, which they’ve yet to do. The former “Bachelor” and his bride-to-be told Harrison they’re taking “baby steps.” Rather than focus on immediately getting married, they’re working out the kinks in their relationship. Nick and Vanessa are focusing on moving in together and getting to know one another.

While they maintained that they're love is sound, “Bachelor” fans weren’t buying it. Some commented on the lack of chemistry while others joked about their eventual split. Nick and Vanessa haven’t commented, but did say they have nothing to prove during “ATFR.”

Despite questions about their relationship lasting, the newest “Bachelor” couple remain excited. After appearing on “ATFR,” they each shared their first photos together. Nick went first, sharing several pictures from what appeared to be a dressing room. He proclaimed his love for Vanessa in the caption, echoing her later upload.

Nick and Vanessa are set to appear together on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.