The reality pair has been spending a lot of time together after being introduced by their mutual friend Casey Boonstra “a few weeks ago,” Jef, 36, who was formerly engaged to season 8 star Emily Maynard, told E! News on Tuesday, September 1.
“She’s a lot of fun to be around. We’ve been hanging out and getting to know each other,” the Bachelor Nation stud divulged. “She’s a great person inside and out and we have a lot in common. I definitely have a crush on her.”
That’s not to say they’re rushing to become exclusive. “People are quick to put a title on things, but we’re just in the beginning stages and are taking things slow,” Jef said about his romance with the Netflix star, 26.
The pair have been enjoying a swimsuit-clad trip over the past week in Lake Powell, Utah, with friends, including Casey and influencer Violet Benson. “Last day in paradise. What a trip,” Francesca captioned a video on her Instagram Story on September 1 after teasing her beau for wearing socks on the boat.
Jef also showed off his wakeboarding skills while holding his small dog. “The cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life,” Francesca gushed over the impressive feat.
Although the hot duo haven’t made their relationship Instagram official yet, it seems like they’re having a blast together. The Farago the Label designer was recently romantically linked to Love Is Blind star Damian Powers after photos surfaced of her holding onto his arm while leaving a Los Angeles restaurant on August 25.
Damian, who is currently dating Giannina Gibelli from the Netflix series, set the record straight on the cozy snapshots. “We all planned to leave the Eveleigh together in the same car. Francesca, Alex, Mitchell and Raiane all exited through a side entrance, while I exited through the main entrance of the Eveleigh,” the reality stud told E! News while noting a large hoard of paparazzi were waiting outside the restaurant. “Francesca grabbed onto me in an attempt to shield herself from the paparazzi as our entire group entered the car. Francesca and I are not dating or romantically involved but remain friends.”
It looks like Francesca is happily exploring things with Jef at the moment. Keep scrolling to see their vacation photos!
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