She shoots, she scores! Vanessa Grimaldi is getting over her breakup from former Bachelor Nick Viall by rebounding with a hot hockey player. Vanessa is rumored to be dating Montreal Canadiens star Brendan Gallagher — and did we mention he’s hot?
Vanessa, 30, was spotted out and about with the 25-year-old athlete in her native Canada, and eyewitnesses were loving the cute couple. “They were having brunch in the Old Port [of Montreal]. They seemed really sweet together,” a source told ET. “There was a lot of laughing and playful gestures.”
A rep for the special education teacher also confirmed the rumors, adding, “They’ve been talking and hanging out together. They’re cute. It’s all relatively new.” Watch the video below to meet her new guy!
Earlier this year, Nick, 37, and Vanessa called it quits five months after he popped the question on national television. At the time, the couple released a statement, saying, “It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both of us as we have decided to end our engagement. We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”
Vanessa is not the only Bachelor Nation alum to find love recently. BiP star Wells Adams is currently dating Modern Family star Sarah Hyland. The actress recently confirmed the relationship on Instagram, captioning a cute picture together, “He puts up with me.”
Fans of the reality dating competition are, of course, happy to see the new love connections. “Vanessa Grimaldi is dating Brendan Gallagher, Wells is dating Sarah Hyland. Going on The Bachelor so I can one day date Nick Jonas,” one fan tweeted before another added, “Wow Vanessa Grimaldi going from Nick Viall to Gallagher is the biggest upgrade I’ve ever seen.”