- Nick Viall just addressed the rumors that he was dating Rachel Bilson by calling her “a friend.”
- Bachelor fans theorized that the two were dating after a series of flirty Instagram comments.
IDK how much of your free time you spend thinking about what Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants do after they appear on the franchise, but if you’ve been wondering about what Nick Viall has been up to lately, it seems like the answer is…hanging out with Rachel Bilson.
In September, Bach fans were convinced that Nick and Rachel were dating thanks to some very flirty comments that Nick left on her Insta, like “nice foliage” (which, what?) and “nice mountains,” (referring to her boobs, which, ugh). Rachel got flirty right back, commenting things like, “he slid into her….dms #sheaccepted.”
Rachel also was a guest on Nick’s podcast, and took the opportunity to talk about being single and what’s important to her in a relationship. A few weeks later, when Rachel was asked about whether or not she was dating Nick, she replied, “I don’t want to talk about it.” Rachel’s best friend Jaime King, who was walking the red carper with her, chimed in, adding, “That’s private; we’ll keep that private, for now.”
And even though all signs suggested that Rachel and Nick had something going on, it now looks like either it fizzled out or it never actually happened. Yesterday, Us Weekly asked Nick about his relationship with Rachel, and he only called her “a friend.” Meaning, it looks like Nick and Rachel likely aren’t dating at the moment. So there you have it, friends!
Alanna Lauren Greco
Alanna Greco is the weekend editor at Cosmopolitan.com and a freelance writer based in New York.