- (Photo: Twitter/Kristin Chenoweth)
Actress Kristin Chenoweth is reportedly dating former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka. The two were spotted on a date in West Hollywood, fueling speculation that the two are an item.
During a recent dinner in Hollywood, the couple "sat together at a cozy table. They both had sunglasses on like they didn't want to be recognized. They had lunch and held hands across the table," an eyewitness told Life & Style magazine. "They started to kind of nuzzle and Jake seemed so into Kristin."
"He looked like he was star-struck and in love at the same time – just beaming and smiling the whole time," the witness added.
This would be the first high-profile romance for Pavelka since his notorious season of the "Bachelor" in which he chose to propose to Vienna Girardi. The relationship was disastrous and became even more tense when the two appeared on a TV special, followed by a season on the "Bachelor Pad."
Girardi maintained that Pavelka was a phony who never cared about her and was abusive at times.
"He has no real feelings," she said on "Bachelor Pad." "He's a complete monster. He's playing everyone like a fool, and I think the real reason that he's here is just to make my life miserable."
Chenoweth, who has spent a lot of time recovering from a serious injury while filming "The Good Wife," previously dated Aaron Sorkin. The two had a serious relationship that ended suddenly, but Chenoweth has not given up on the idea of finding true love.
"I want to be married," she told Life & Style last year. "I feel finally ready for that. Possibly [becoming] a mom someday, even if it's to animals. My goals might be different than doing all these amazing career things. I think the next chapter will be focusing more on my personal life."
From the sound of it, Pavelka and Chenoweth could be Hollywood's latest "it" couple. Chenoweth certainly has the time to focus on her personal life due to her injury, which she has said is getting a little better every day.