Jake Pavelka struck out on The Bachelor, but now he may be finding real-life romance with actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Pavelka and Chenoweth have been dating secretly for some time, Life & Style reported. The couple has been quietly going on dates and purposely remaining out of the public eye, though an onlooker caught them sharing a romantic moment together.
“Kristin and Jake walked into Joey’s Cafe in West Hollywood on November 13 and sat together at a cozy table,” an eyewitness relayed to Life & Style. “They both had sunglasses on like they didn’t want to be recognized.”
While they were trying to keep the date quiet, Jake Pavelka and Kristin Chenoweth couldn’t hide their affection for each other.
“They had lunch and held hands across the table,” the eyewitness said. “They started to kind of nuzzle and Jake seemed so into Kristin.”
The new romance is another chance at love for Jake Pavelka, who got engaged to Vienna Girardi after she won his heart on The Bachelor in 2010. But, as so many reality television couples do, Pavelka and Girardi broke up later that year. Kristen Chenoweth also comes from a failed relationship, having broken up with longtime boyfriend, producer Aaron Sorkin.
As Life & Style reports, she is now ready to move on, and it appears Jake Pavelka may be the man for her.
“I want to be married,” Kristin said last year. “I feel finally ready for that. Possibly [becoming] a mom someday, even if it’s to animals. My goals might be different than doing all these amazing career things. I think the next chapter will be focusing more on my personal life.”
Jake Pavelka and Kristin Chenoweth may also be public with their relationship soon, whether they intend to or not. Perez Hilton caught the couple on another date, this time capturing them on camera as they took in a Barbara Streisand concert at the Hollywood Bowl.