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Rachel Bilson & Nick Viall Admit They Faked Their Relationship for 'Attention'

Rachel Bilson & Nick Viall Admit They Faked Their Relationship for 'Attention'

Rachel Bilson and Nick Viall are revealing the truth about their relationship.

Back in 2019, it was reported the 41-year-old actress and the 42-year-old Bachelor alum briefly dated after they flirted on Instagram.

While appearing on his podcast The Viall Files on Tuesday (March 21), Rachel and Nick admitted that they faked their relationship for “attention.”

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“No, Nick and I never dated,” Rachel admitted while Nick added, “We did troll the internet.”

Rachel clarified that she and Nick were just “messing around—not together, but I mean with the internet.”

Nick explained that they were both “epically single and we wanted the attention.”

Rachel then added that their fake relationship never “got to a point” where they developed feelings for each other.

Nick explained that the fake relationship idea popped into his head after they “became good friends” following her appearance on his podcast in July 2019.

After that, Nick and Rachel thought about developing a spinoff podcast together.

“It was going to be called Making Love With Nick and Rachel,” Nick shared. “I had an Instagram saved already for it. Then she got some gig, and then she bailed on me.”

Once the spinoff podcast idea fell through, so did their “relationship.”

“It was literally to get attention for the podcast,” Rachel revealed. “It was like, ‘OK, it’s a tease-up to what we’re doing.’ Even though it didn’t come to fruition, that was the intention.”

Rachel confirmed in August 2022 that she’s in a new relationship and Nick is currently engaged to Natalie Joy.

“It all worked out,” Nick said. “You’re thriving, we’re thriving.”

If you missed it, Rachel’s comments about her sex life recently went viral.

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