‘Bachelor’ Star Nick Viall Shuts Down Rumors He’s Dating Andi Dorfman After Duo Spotted Out Together

Nick Viall and Andi Dorfman
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A Bachelorette couple has not rekindled their relationship, despite what some Bachelor Nation fans might be suggesting. Nick Viall and Andi Dorfman had been spotted out enjoying a run together on Wednesday in Santa Monica. The sighting sparked rumors that they might be back on after they dated during Andi’s stint as The Bachelorette in 2014.

Nick is shutting down these rumors, according to Us Weekly. The outlet shared news of the duo’s run together on their Instagram page, and Nick promptly squashed the dating suggestion in the comment section.

“Sorry for the buzz kill … not dating. Additionally, the only benefits that come from this friendship is conversation and running tips. Enjoy the day,” he wrote.

An insider also told Us Weekly that Andi and Nick are just friends, and they have been for a while now. A friendship for the couple seemed unlikely six years ago after the pair had a more-than-awkward interview on After the Final Rose at the conclusion of Andi’s season. Nick had confirmed to viewers that the pair had been intimate in the fantasy suite, instantly making him one of the biggest villains in the show’s history. He was then invited to be on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Bachelorette season, followed by a season of Bachelor in Paradise, and later landed the role of the Bachelor himself in 2017.

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Because I get dumped AGAIN on National TV tonight.

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Andi told Us Weekly in 2018 that there was no ill will toward Nick.

“Yeah, we’ll like talk here and there, every once in a while,” she noted. “You know, like check in with each other. But that’s about it. No [hard feelings].”

However, according to the pop news outlet, Nick admitted on his Viall Files podcast two days ago that he was seeing someone.

“I recently had a conversation with someone that I’m dating and the question was, ‘What if we’re not compatible about this thing?’ I was like, ‘We’re not compatible about that thing but I don’t know what that means about everything else.'”

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With a mix of emotions I say, “Farewell NYC!” The time has come to say goodbye and trust the magic of new beginnings. ⁣ ⁣ 5 years ago, I left my home, packed two suitcases and bought a one-way ticket to NYC. Having no clue what to expect, I will never forget walking off the plane, smelling that New York air and smiling with excitement about what awaited me. ⁣ ⁣ Today, I do the same. Leaving what was my home, two suitcases in tow and with another one-way ticket, this time headed west. And though once again, I find myself uncertain of what lies ahead, I also look forward to smelling that California air and smiling with that same excitement. ⁣ ⁣ NYC, I love you. I will forever be indebted to you and your magical city. You gave me shelter from my own storm. You breathed life back into me. You were the setting for so many incredible milestones. My rock, my roll, my place of reinvention. ⁣ ⁣ An incredible chapter of my life. Now, I turn the page and know … that the rest is still unwritten. ???????? ✈️ ????

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Whoever Nick is dating does not appear to be Andi. The former Bachelorette shared a selfie from the beach yesterday where she was spotted with him, but he was absent from her photo.

Andi has recently relocated to California from New York this week and has friends on the West Coast to welcome her, whether they’re romantic or not. The former attorney did joke in March that she had been reaching out to a lot of her exes during quarantine, and it looks like Nick might have been one of them — if only for future exercise meet-ups.