This week in Random: January Jones is dating former ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall

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Is this the most random thing in the world, or nah? I can’t decide. There’s this weird undercurrent of cool, A-list Hollywood types enjoying The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Ellen DeGeneres is a fan of the franchises, as is Jennifer Aniston and Mila Kunis. Ice Queen January Jones has even talked about her love of those franchises too. I always assumed that those people enjoyed the shows in a trainwreck-television sort of way, you know, like ironically detached from the idea that these people are actually falling in love or truly looking for a partner in life. Well, I guess January Jones liked what she saw in former Bachelor Nick Viall. They’re dating now!

“Mad Men” star January Jones is dating “The Bachelor” star Nick Viall, according to a source. Jones has just started dating Viall, who starred in the 21st season of “The Bachelor” in March, during which he got engaged to contestant Vanessa Grimaldi. He and Grimaldi split just months later, in August.

A source exclusively tells Page Six that Jones and Viall got together after she admitted on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” that she was a “Bachelor” superfan.

“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. She declined, but then he asked her out to a drink and she accepted. They’ve been seeing each other since,” the source said. Jones celebrated her 40th birthday with Viall and some of her “Mad Men” former co-stars at Inkwell in LA on Saturday.

Jones had joked to Corden of Viall, “You don’t know if you like him or if he’s a scumbag, but that’s why I’m attracted to him, maybe.” Reps didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

I think two things are true of January simultaneously: she has a terrible “picker” for men AND she doesn’t give a sh-t about the “the forever partner” or “getting married and settling down.” She still hasn’t revealed the father of her son (although I have a pretty good idea) and she just lives quietly in LA, working and raising her son as a single mother. I would be willing to bet that she’s pretty happy with her life. My point? She’s not probably not “dating” Nick Viall for anything other than a good time. She tosses ‘em away when she’s done with them. Still, the idea of such a deliciously icy bitch like January dating a low-rent reality star? Girl, you can do better, even if you’re just using him for a good time.

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    Claim to fame – I used to work with Vanessa Grimaldi like 10 years ago, I was so surprised to see her on The Bachelor!

    • Missy says:

      Ooh spill the tea! What was she like?

      • Katie says:

        Yes! Please tell!

      • OriginalLala says:

        I mean, she was like 19 at the time so i’m sure she’s changed! But I remember her being sweet, a bit naive, and very bubbly. We worked in fashion retail so we mostly talked about clothing and boys hahaha. She also always had these amazingly well-curled lashes, her lashes were the reason I started using an eye-lash curler lol.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I have always been in the minority, but I have always liked January Jones.

    • Neelyo says:

      I haven’t seen her acting work but she was a deliciously bitchy guest judge on Project Runway and made me cackle, so I have a soft spot for her based on that.

    • Aang says:

      Me too. I thought she was perfect as Betty Draper and looked so amazing in the first few season’s fashion. No one looked good in late 60’s early 70’s clothes.

    • Shijel says:

      I’m fascinated by her, honestly. I used to follow her on Instagram (I quit instagram) and she’s hilarious in her resolute, dry, no nonsense way.

    • Kitten says:

      I (probably unfairly) disliked her until I saw her IG. I know it’s just social media but her IG makes her seem really witty and smart.

    • Esmom says:

      Me, too. And I always thought her performance on Mad Men was criminally underappreciated. I don’t know what the the first thing about this guy but my first instinct is that she can do better, lol.

    • elle says:

      I’m with you, I’ve always liked January.

      Since I’m not a watcher of the Bachelor franchise, I’ve somehow managed to have never seen a picture of Nick Viall before. He seems… unexceptional.

  3. H says:

    So who is the likely candidate for her son’s father? I thought it was the X-Men director.

    • broodytrudy says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s Bobby Flay. Stephanie March (his ex wife) seems to think so, too.

      Eta: I’ve also seen Jason Sudekis speculation, which sort of makes sense but the idea kind of falls apart because I like to think Sudekis would have contact with him.

      • Odetta says:

        Yeah I highly doubt Jason would not have anything to do with his own kid. My guess is bobby flay but the kid kinda looks like Matthew Vaughn too

    • Tiffany says:

      I never understood the Sedekis thing. They were a couple and there was no layover or anything scandalous about it and like others have said, he would have been chill with another kid.

      I still think it is Vaughn as her kid and his youngest child looked too much alike to not make a comparison.

  4. rocky says:

    I don’t watch the bachelor but watch dancing with the stars and they usually show up on that. He seemed pretty personable compared to the rest of the Bachelor alums

    • Katie says:

      I believe he was lowest rated of all time. I’m glad he picked the wrong girl (Vanessa). I was mad at the time, but Raven deserves so much better. Vanessa was icy. It so clearly was not going to work out. JJ… Not sure what she’s thinking. Nick Viall is going pretty low for her.

  5. African Sun says:

    January is stunning. That’s all I have.

  6. Talie says:

    A lot of people forget, but she’s been steadily employed since Mad Men on a Fox comedy…apparently it’s close to having enough eps for syndication too.

    I agree, I don’t think she’s looking for love in the traditional sense.

  7. Onerous says:

    I really thought she was making a play for Alexander Skarsgard…

  8. Nicole says:

    …ok then. don’t find either of them spectacular really

  9. Anna says:

    I’m not really surprised, i feel like this will begin to happen more often. Especially since Sarah Hyland is dating a former contestant too, Wells

    • vavavoom says:

      Wells was so adorably funny and cute. I found myself wondering why the heck he was on a show like that. Not surprised a hollywood star is dating him actually. :)
      Nick seems charming, January definitely isn’t a dummy.

  10. Domino says:

    Yikes. This is not going to end well for her. He kisses and tells in an awful way. And since none of his exes have anything good to say about him (even in bed) then you need to run, even for a hookup.

    • Juliette says:

      I agree. Not sure what it is about him but totally creeps me out. Even during his season, I thought he was so creepy.

  11. Source says:

    He looks like low-rent Ryan Reynolds.

  12. Harryg says:

    No January don’t do it.