We always thought Nick Viall had a thing for brunettes, but hey, tastes can change. The former (four-time) Bachelor franchise contestant is reportedly dating someone new, and she’s not his usual type. Not only is she blond, but she’s also never been on reality TV; Viall is really branching out here.
The woman in question is reportedly Mad Men star January Jones. Honestly, we’re having a little bit of trouble processing this pairing, so if you need a moment to let it sink in, go right ahead.
Viall was most recently dating Vanessa Grimaldi, the winner of the 21st season of The Bachelor, when Viall was the leading man. They were only together a few months after the show ended, though, and after seeing their utter lack of chemistry on-screen, no one was terribly surprised by their breakup.
But soon after that breakup, Jones appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she admitted she loves to watch The Bachelor and that she’s attracted to Viall.
“You don’t know if you like him or if he’s a scumbag, but that’s why I’m attracted to him, maybe,” she said on the show, and yeah, of course Viall took that as an invitation to make a move. Who wouldn’t? He called her soon after and asked her, not on a date, but to go on reality TV with him. Because of course. The guy is nothing if not consistent.
“She went on The Late Show in mid-November and said Nick had reached out to her and tried to get her to lip-sync battle with him. She declined, but then he asked her out to a drink and she accepted. They’ve been seeing each other since,” a source told Page Six, adding that “ever since” has been about two months so far.
Viall doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to relationships, but maybe the fifth time is the charm. Only time will tell.