It may have seemed like former Bachelor star Nick Viall struck out when January Jones turned down his Lip Sync Battle challenge, but now it appears he successfully sparked the actress’ interest after all, as there are new reports that they’re dating.
Buzz has been building around the two since the Mad Men star revealed on The Late Late Show that Viall had asked her to battle him for lip-sync bragging rights. At the time, she said that she wasn’t sure if his invitation was meant to be romantic or hostile. “Is that his way of asking me out or does he have a problem with me? I don’t know what that was, but I declined because I don’t need to be humiliated,” she joked.
She also confessed, however, that she’s a Bachelor franchise super-fan and thought the season 21 star was “pretty cute.”
The feeling was apparently mutual. According to Page Six, Jones and Viall have been dating for approximately two months and even spent her 40th birthday together at LA’s Inkwell, where they were joined by some of her Mad Men costars.
Viall only recently started dating again after his split this past August from fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi, whom he met on The Bachelor earlier in 2017, after finishing as runner-up on Andi Dorfman’s and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons of The Bachelorette. Jones, for her part, previously dated Ashton Kutcher, Josh Groban, and film producer Tommy Alastra. In recent years, though, she’s kept her love life mostly under wraps.
Not surprisingly, Twitter is abuzz over the potential pairing.
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