Single no more! Eight months after calling off her engagement to Nick Viall, former Bachelor star Vanessa Grimaldi is dating again. The 30-year-old beauty revealed she has a new boyfriend — but she’s keeping this relationship more private than her last.
“Right now I am dating someone,” she told Bachelor alum Dean Unglert on his podcast, Help! I Suck At Dating. “Again, like, I don’t know where this is going to lead, but I do know I appreciate all his qualities. I feel like I’m a much better person when I’m with him. I’m just very lighthearted, and I’m focused on the right things and I’m not distracted by the fake world that we could be a part of.”
She went on to explain how the relationship is very “recent” and that the mystery man is a friend she met before going on the reality dating competition. “[He] is not related to Bachelor-world at all,” she added.
Nick and Vanessa announced their split last August, and blamed long distance for the breakup. “It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both of us as we have decided to end our engagement,” the couple said at the time. “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.”
Since then, Vanessa has been linked to Canadian hockey player Brendan Gallagher, and Nick was reportedly dating actress January Jones. Despite moving on, Vanessa only had nice things to say about her ex-fiancé
“We’re on good terms [and] we’re very supportive of each other,” she told Life & Style exclusively in December. Love The Bachelor? Be sure to join our Bachelor Facebook group to chat about all the latest updates, exclusive interviews, and juicy gossip!