Nick Viall is currently pursuing Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette, but has he already moved on to another woman from the franchise in real life? On Wednesday, OK! Magazine reported that Whitney Bischoff, who got engaged to Chris Soules on the last The Bachelor, was spotted on a date with Nick just days after she and Chris announced that they split.
Nick, who was the runner-up for former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, apparently met up with Whitney in Chicago’s Soho House private club on Saturday, May 30, after filming for Kaitlyn’s season had finished. A source said that Nick arrived with friends and then Whitney joined them later.
“Nick and a small group of friends arrived at 7:30 – and then Whitney joined them 15 minutes later.”
The source said that the two got affectionate once the friends left them alone.
“The other friends moved off to let Nick and Whitney have some space together at their table. They were leaning into each other, chatting and laughing. Whitney’s high-pitched laugh was hard to miss. She also made a point of lovingly stroking Nick’s knee while they talked…[Nick and Whitney] stayed that way for about two and a half hours before leaving together.”
The source added that both Nick and Whitney wore caps representing the ice hockey team Chicago Blackhawks in an attempt to fly under the radar.
Indeed, Nick tweeted that he was in Chicago watching a Blackhawks game that day.
Whitney didn’t reveal on social media where she was that day but she did, a week prior, reveal that she’s a Blackhawks fan.
It's 75 in Chicago. And the Blackhawks are playing. Need I say more??— Whitney Bischoff (@whitbisch) May 21, 2015
Just two days prior to this alleged date between Nick Viall and Whitney Bischoff, Whitney and Chris Soules released a joint statement to Us Weekly stating that their six-month engagement was over.
“Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement. They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”
Did Nick, after having watched Whitney on The Bachelor, reach out to her in hopes of a relationship after his pursuit of Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette didn’t work out? While watching Chris’ season, Nick admitted that he found Whitney’s confidence attractive.
Whitney's unwavering confidence is a very attractive quality #TheBachelor— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) March 10, 2015
In late May, Kaitlyn herself admitted in an interview with E! News that she and Nick became friends, via social media, before she was chosen to be the star of the show.
“We had a friendship before I came on and had that chance of being the Bachelorette and I think we had talked a lot and had this connection that we both only understood as a friendship. And after I was gone I guess he was missing that friendship and thought, ‘Okay maybe it was more than just a friendship…’”
If Whitney Bischoff really is starting something with Nick Viall, Andi Dorfman may repeat what she screamed at the TV when she watched Nick go after Kaitlyn Bristowe. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Andi tweeted that Kaitlyn should “RUN FAST” from Nick.
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