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January Jones Is Reportedly Dating Nick Viall, Former Star of The Bachelor

He reportedly asked her out after she turned down his offer to lip-sync battle.


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Who knew Mad Men star January Jones was apparently a fan of dating show The Bachelor. In fact, so much so that she reportedly went ahead and got the main prize from the show without even competing: a relationship with the Bachelor himself.

Which Bachelor you ask? Why, the 21st one, of course. Otherwise known as Nick Viall, the star of The Bachelor season 21 has apparently been dating January Jones for around two months, Page Six reported on Tuesday. Theirs is a romance literally ripped from reality TV: According to an unnamed source, Viall reached out to Jones after she revealed to James Corden, host of Carpool Karaoke, on The Late Late Show that she was a Bachelor superfan in mid-November. Just a few months before, Viall had split with Bachelor winner and fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi, who also competed with him on Dancing With the Stars. So enchanted was Viall by Jones’s admission of Bachelor fanaticism that he asked her out as only he can, by contacting her team to ask if she’d battle him on Lip Sync Battle.

As Jones told Corden on a follow-up episode of The Late Late Show, “I declined, because I don’t need to be humiliated.” Evidently, Viall got the hint and rectified things by asking her on a normal people date. “He asked her out to a drink and she accepted,” the source told Page Six. “They’ve been seeing each other since.” Lovely. Jones, by the way, isn’t the only non-reality TV star currently seeing a Bachelor-verse alum. Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is currently quite public about dating former contestant Wells Adams.

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January Jones Is a Versatile Beauty Who Can Be Simultaneously Pretty and Edgy

Jones stepped out at the New York Love Actually premiere in 2002 with with blunt bangs and rosy cheeks.

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Wearing her blonde locks in a low tousled pony, plenty of mascara, and some nude lip gloss, Jones looked fresh-faced and happy at the American Wedding premiere in 2003.

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With glowing skin and a tousled short bob, Jones hit the red carpet at an American Cinemateque dinner in honor of Julia Roberts in 2007.

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Jones was glowing at the 2009 Annual Golden Globe Awards with her locks softly curled, a classic black winged eye and a coral lip.

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Jones elevated her up do with black satin headband at the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards HBO After Party in 2010.

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Rocking an edgier look, Jones attends the Unknown premiere in 2011 with a sleek up do, a matte golden eye and a red lip.

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The actress wore her hair in a wavy up do at the 41st Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards in 2012.

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At the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013, Jones wore her blonde locks in big waves, with a purple smoky eye and nude lip.

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Jones went boho at the Mad Men Season 7 premiere in 2014, wearing her long locks in a tousled braid and an electric blue and gold eye.

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The actress attended the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015 with a natural beauty look: soft hair, a neutral eye, and luminous skin.

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Jones stepped out as a brunette at the Fox TCA 2016 All- Star Party with her locks in a tousled braided up do and deep berry lip.

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Black to blonde, Jones wore her hair in soft curls, with a black winged eye and a red lip at the 16th Annual AFI Awards in 2016.

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