Many fans were excited to see Rachel Bilson as a guest on Nick Viall’s podcast. But rumors that they were dating started from there.
That’s partly because of the comments they would leave on each other’s Instagram messages. What was really going on between them? Here’s what Bilson has to say about those comments and if she’s dating the former star of The Bachelor.
Some fans think Nick Viall and Rachel Bilson were flirting
Nick Viall first tried to find love on The Bachelorette in season 10 with Andi Dorfman. He finished the season second. He then returned for season 11 and tried to win the heart of Kaitlyn Bristowe. Viall was unsuccessful, but he eventually became the star of The Bachelor for season 21.
He ended the season choosing Vanessa Grimaldi and introduced her. They later split up and Nick Viall is still single.
Bilson was a guest on the podcast of Viall, The Viall Files. They shared photos from when they were shooting and Nick Viall wrote in the caption: “Shall we choose to abandon our individual rooms…” Bilson wrote in the comment section: “He slipped into her … dms #sheaccepted”, says People.
They continued to leave nice comments on each other’s Instagram page. Bilson placed a photo of himself next to a plant. Nick Viall commented on it with “beautiful leaf.” He later commented on another photo with “beautiful dress”.
Nick Viall didn’t really answer their relationship with People. “I don’t really define relationships nowadays”, he said in September. “But I do think she has a great Instagram and that it is very easy to comment on her content.
She previously didn’t want to talk about their relationship
People started to notice how close Bilson and Viall are and they wondered if they were dating. However, there was one point where Bilson refused to talk about it.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” she told us every week. Jaime King then said: “That’s private; we’ll keep it private for the time being.
Rachel Bilson said they’re just friends
The actress Hart of Dixie must address her relationship with Viall. She said that they are nothing more than friends.
“We’re just friends,” she told us Weekly. “We’ve always been just friends. He’s a really nice guy. That also means that sometimes little comment is left on each other’s photos.
She said that their previous comments complimenting each other’s clothes were that they were ‘just messing around’. Bilson searches Viall for love on television.
“He should,” she said. “He is very entertaining. I tease him about it, but I don’t think he would ever do it. “What happens in her own dating life these days?
“I certainly hope I can settle down when the right person comes,” she said. “I’m not trying to pressure myself.”
So in the end Viall didn’t find love with Bilson, but she hopes to see him on TV again.