October 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Contestants who left ‘Bachelor: Vietnam’ ceremony for each other are a couple

(Screenshot via YouTube)

The two contestants on “The Bachelor: Vietnam” who left a rose ceremony to be together are now a couple.

In a clip that went viral, Minh Thu shocked the rose ceremony when she revealed to bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung that she had fallen in love with fellow contestant Truc Nhu. Nhu and Thu left the ceremony together but Trung convinced Nhu to stay and compete. Nhu told BuzzFeed News she stayed on the show to explore her feelings for Trung.

Eventually, Nhu was eliminated. Nhu and Thu confirmed their relationship in a post-show interview last week.

Speaking with BuzzFeed News, Nhu says she continued to think about Thu after she had left the show. After Nhu was eliminated, she says Thu met her at her plane home.

Executive Producer Anh Tran also confirmed the news with Nextshark.

“They left the show and have been together since. We delivered on our promise that two people would find love,” Tran said.

Nhu and Thu had to navigate coming out to their families when the episode aired. Neither of them have ever been in a same-sex relationship until now.

“Right before the episode was going to air, I mentally prepared what I was going to say to my family,” Thu told BuzzFeed News. “When my family asked for an explanation, the response I prepared was, ‘What do you want for me? To have a husband and a child? Or to find my own happiness?'”

Nhu had a similar experience with her sister.

“My older sister was worried if I could ever find a husband and would be able to find happiness,”  Nhu says. “I told her this was completely real and asked her, ‘Don’t you want me to be happy? If I’m happy in this relationship then you need to support me and not scold me. Going the traditional way and having a husband and child doesn’t necessarily mean that you will find happiness.'”


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