January Jones has reportedly been dating former The Bachelor star Nick Viall for the past two months.
Mad Men actress January has previously admitted being a superfan of Nick’s season of the reality series, where he got engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi. The pair split in August (17), just months after the season came to an end, and during an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden in November, January revealed that Nick had tried to contact her via a “buffer person” – but admitted she wasn’t certain if Nick was looking for romance.
“He asked me to battle him on Lip Sync Battle,” she said, adding questioningly, “So 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, as I don’t need to be humiliated.”
January, who once described Nick was “pretty cute”, added she wasn’t sure where the pair stood after that, explaining: “I’m so mixed. I don’t know where he stands with me. And I think that’s why I’m attracted to him, maybe?”
Now, the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six reports that after airing her concerns, Nick invited January out for a drink, and their relationship blossomed from there.
“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-sync battle with him,” a source told the outlet.
“She declined, but then he asked her out to a drink and she accepted. They’ve been seeing each other since.”
The insider added that Nick was present when January celebrated her 40th birthday at ink.well in Los Angeles on Saturday (13Jan18), alongside some of her former Mad Men co-stars.
Representatives have yet to comment on the reported romance.