What Nick Peterson Has Been Up To Since Bachelor In Paradise

For Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, there is always a second (or third, or fourth, by way of Nick Viall) chance at love! Bachelor Nation prides itself on the couples it produces, and Bachelor in Paradise is the ultimate breeding ground for lustful relationships that sometimes make it all the way to the altar. But with so many rejected lovers, it's difficult for fans to keep track of who paired off with whom, and which lovebirds really did get their fairytale ever after. 

Even with behind-the-scenes scandals and tumultuous love trianglesBachelor in Paradise remains a fan favorite. Alum Nick Peterson may not have found love, but he certainly has been using his fame for good! Keep scrolling to find out what Nick has been up to post-Bachelor in Paradise, and what happened to his romance with fellow Bachelor Nation star and Beverly Hills native Samantha Steffen. And he has a surprising new bestie...

Nick Peterson has been serving up love alongside Jonathan Bennett

Nick Peterson has truly been living life to the fullest. After appearing on Ashley Hebert's Season 7 of The Bachelorette, Nick won Bachelor Pad in 2012. He was portrayed as the "villain" of Bachelor Pad, per Screen Rantbut his persona payed off: Nick won $250,000 through the show. He then went on to appear on Bachelor in Paradise Season 2, seemingly finding love with Samantha Steffen after she failed to connect with Bachelor Chris Soules

Nick and Samantha continued to date through October 2015 before calling it quits. According to Us Weekly, a source claimed that the struggles of being long distance is ultimately what broke them up. There were clearly no hard feelings between the exes, as Nick posted on Instagram confirming the split. "Rumor mill has it right this time, " Nick captioned. "She's an amazing girl and I'm so thankful for the experience and time we had together! We'll absolutely remain friends." 

Nick did later find love, in the form of his beloved dog Mowgli. And in 2018, Nick penned a Mean Girls-themed cookbook, The Burn Cookbook, with pal and Food Network host Jonathan Bennett, who played famed love interest Aaron Samuels in the film. "It's so fetch!" Nick joked on Instagram. "Now back to my You Go, Glenn (Hot) Coco." Always a prankster, Nick also posts funny parody videos on his YouTube vlog. Maybe Nick can spill some Bachelor secrets in his next Burn Book...