In today’s bizarre relationship news, it is being reported that January Jones is dating former Bachelor — and one-time polished gent — Nick Viall. Yes, Betty Draper and that guy who slut-shamed a woman on national television are an item now.
According to Page Six, the couple got together after January admitted she was a superfan of the reality dating competition on The Late Late Show With James Corden last year — and proceeded to call Nick a “scumbag but that’s why I’m attracted to him, maybe.” Really?! “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 said. “She declined, but then he asked her out to a drink and she accepted. They’ve been seeing each other since.”
— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) January 14, 2018
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice Nick in the background of a photo taken at January’s 40th birthday over the weekend, which took place in LA with some of her former Mad Men co-stars. As expected, the romance has many people scratching their heads. “Good morning, I’m still confused by January Jones and Nick Viall being in a relationship. More confused than when he chose Vanessa over Raven,” one fan tweeted before another added, “This is both distressing news and very on-brand for both of them. January, girl, know your worth.” A third chimed in, “First Wells is dating Sarah Hyland, next this. At this rate I’d go on this show. Anything can happen. Maybe I’d become the next Oprah.”
Nick, 37, called it quits with Vanessa Grimaldi in August, just a few months after confirming their engagement. Last month, he revealed he was actively looking for love again and had no hard feelings toward the Canadian beauty. “It was unfortunate, but we wish each other the best. I certainly wish her the best,” he told Access Hollywood. “Obviously we’re there for each other if need be, but she has her things going on and I have mine. I think we’re both thankful that we still have very positive thoughts and feelings for each other.”
As for January, she was last linked to her Last Man on Earth co-star Will Forte. She is also mom to six-year-old son Xander, but she has never revealed the identity of the father. “I just don’t feel I need a partner,” she told Red UK. “Do I want one? Maybe. But I don’t feel unhappy or lonely. It would have to be someone so amazing that I would want to make room. Someone who would contribute to my happiness and not take away from it.” We wish Nick and January the best…