Nick Viall and Whitney Bischoff Dating Rumors Are “Totally False” — Exclusive
Bachelor and Bachelorette alums should probably know by now, if they're in the rose-colored spotlight, people are gonna talk. Recently, Nick Viall and Whitney Bischoff were spotted in their native Chicago and it didn't take long before the dating rumors began. But mutual friend Jaclyn Swartz calls the story "totally false."
Blonde babe Jac — who is one of the rumored cast members on Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 — is close friends with both Season 19 winner Whit and current Season 11 Bachelorette returnee Nick. On the night that spurred all that gossip — according to OK! Magazine, Nick was with friends including Whitney at the Soho House club — Jaclyn was the one who got everyone together (see photo below).
"I was out with Nick and other friends to watch the hockey game and invited Whitney to join. It was the first time they ever met," she tells Wetpaint.
As for talk of heavy flirting and touchy feely behavior, Jaclyn says it's total B.S. "Obviously they talked as they have many mutual friends. So, they had a friendly conversation in a loud bar — end of story."
They haven't hung out since, and besides Whitney saying that Nick was nice, neither party is trying to pursue anything. Jaclyn adds that the whole group hang was "not a big deal" and no one thought anything of it until the tabloids started spreading false rumors.
Phew! We're so glad Jaclyn straightened it all out — especially since we're dying for Nick to make the biggest Bachelorette comeback ever and win Kaitlyn Bristowe's heart in the end!