AceShowbiz - It seems that Nick Viall still can't separate "The Bachelor" from his love life. The former star of the ABC dating show is reportedly dating actress January Jones, who is a self-proclaimed superfan of the show.
A source tells Page Six that the two got together after the "Mad Men" alum revealed on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" that she loved watching the reality series. "They've been dating for about two months. She went on 'The Late Show' in mid-November and said Nick had reached out to her and tried to get her to lip-synch battle with him. She declined, but then he asked her out to a drink and she accepted. They've been seeing each other since," the source says.
January reportedly also celebrated her 40th birthday with Nick and some of her "Mad Men" former co-stars at Inkwell in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 6. Her birthday is on January 5.
Neither January nor Nick has responded to the dating rumors.
During her appearance on "The Late Late Show", the Emma Frost of "X-Men: First Class" jokingly said of Nick, "You don't know if you like him or if he's a scumbag, but that's why I'm attracted to him, maybe."
January, who has been notoriously private about her love relationships, gave birth to her son, Xander Dane Jones, on September 13, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. She has remained mum about her son's father. Her celebrity ex-boyfriends include Ashton Kutcher and Josh Groban. She was also in a relationship with film producer Tommy Alastra from 2008-2009.
As for Nick, he first appeared on "The Bachelorette" season 10 starring Andi Dorfman where he finished as the runner up. He returned in the next season, vying for the heart of Kaitlyn Bristowe, but was once again being dumped in the finale as Kaitlyn chose Shawn Booth.
He participated in the third season of "Bachelor in Paradise", during which he went on dates with Jen Saviano, but their relationship didn't progress further when Nick decided not to propose to her at the final ceremony.
Nick went on to star in the 21st season of "The Bachelor". He picked Vanessa Grimaldi and proposed to her in the season finale, but they broke up in August 2017.