We guess that Nick Viall won’t be giving Corinne Olympios that second chance after all.
As bizarre of a match as this is, Nick Viall is dating … January Jones. It’s Bachelor villain meets X-Men villain.
And it looks like things got started not too long after Nick and Vanessa Grimaldi parted ways. Whoops.
Getting a date with your celebrity crush isn’t easy. Usually, anyway.
It helps if you’re also a celebrity. Specifically, if you’re a famously gorgeous celebrity actress who happens to gush about her own celeb crush while on television.
Speaking to James Corden, January Jones revealed that she is a Bachelor superfan, saying:
“You don’t know if you like him or if he’s a scumbag, but that’s why I’m attracted to him, maybe”
Most people might not be turned on by being called a scumbag, even if they’re called attractive in the same breath.
Nick Viall is clearly not most people.
(It probably doesn’t hurt that January Jones is almost absurdly gorgeous on top of being a talented actress with roles on Mad Men and in X-Men First Class)
According to Page Six, that’s how Nick Viall and January Jones met. Well, it’s how they ended up going out for drinks.
Their source claims:
“They’ve been dating for about two months.”
And it started with her confession to James Corden.
“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.”
That would have been interesting to see. Emphasis on would have.
“She declined, but then he asked her out to a drink and she accepted. They’ve been seeing each other since.”
Of course, if Nick Viall was already trying to do a lipsync battle with her, perhaps there was already some mutual attraction.
But let’s take a look at this timeline.
Back in August, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi broke up.
If you’re still shocked when Bachelor couples break up … we don’t know what to tell you. Most of them do.
It’s almost like reality television’s cameras don’t prompt people to be their most authentic, honest selves! (Who knew?!)
Also, their split after 5 months was, by our count, Nick Viall’s fourth failure to find love through the Bachelor franchise. Yikes.
We can, at least, guess with reasonable confidence that pining after January Jones isn’t what ended things for Nick and Vanessa Grimaldi. It sounds like this new relationship started a couple of months later.
Maybe this romance with January Jones is exactly what he needs to actually have a successful romance?
Or maybe the Bachelor cameras weren’t the only problem, and Nick Viall was the common factor that ended things again and again.
We hope not.
Not for the notorious Bachelor villain’s sake, but for the sake of January Jones.
She maybe wasn’t my first choice to play Emma Frost, but she’s great and she doesn’t deserve heartbreak.
And let’s not forget that January Jones has a young son, folks. Dating gets more complicated when someone involved has kids.