Rachel and Nick received votes from everyone expect Kalon, David and Erica.
Ryan, the twins, "SWAT," and Paige did not need to reveal their votes due to the fact it was a landslide for Nick and Rachel, but according to third season, Rachel said she really trusted Nick, and in the short time they had together, they really came together and formed an awesome friendship in the end.
She said she was happy to be up there with him, and in a somewhat telling reply, Nick simply said he believed they were on the same page with little emotion in his voice.
Rachel and Nick were then reminded they each had to privately vote on whether they wanted to split the 0,000 prize with each other since they were partners or attempt to claim all the money for themselves.
Rachel revealed her final decision first, and it was to "share" the money with Nick.
"I came on the show for both the possibility of winning the money and also maybe a chance at love again.
“It is very emotional and it is tough on Rachel.” However, that may not be the whole story.
Nick, however, shocked everyone when he subsequently announced he had opted to "keep" the money for bitter and resentful -- but arguably justified -- reasoning. I feel like I'm an outsider and I got here by myself and I did this all by myself. That's what I was here to win and that's what I won," Nick said, explaining that no one had said they were "that much closer to 5,000" throughout the whole competition. "But I wanted to be your partner and you didn't want to be mine," Nick stated. You got stuck with me just as much as I got stuck with you," Rachel argued. Nick didn't feel bad, and most of his fellow contestants congratulated him on a brilliant, well-played game. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.They were also joined by "Super Fans" Chris "SWAT" Bain, David Mallet, Donna Zitelli, Paige Vigil, and twins Brittany Taltos and Erica Taltos -- who had counted as a single vote all throughout the game.The first of the Final 2 couples to receive nine votes were able to move onto the final round in which the money would or would not be divided up between the male and female champion.