Luke Pell Is Dating One of Nick Viall's 'Bachelor' Rejects

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It's another couple in Bachelor Nation! And these guys have something in common -- they've both been wronged by Nick Viall in a way. Luke Pell is reportedly dating Danielle Lombard, one of the lovely ladies who got sent home on Nick's season of The Bachelor.

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Luke Pell -- who competed on JoJo's season of The Bachelorette -- was supposed to be the main man this season on The Bachelor, but was allegedly dumped last-minute for Nick. Which means that there's a good chance that Danielle may actually have been cast for Luke, not Nick, and in a parallel universe, maybe they're the ones who ended up together at the final rose ceremony. 

Just because we're living in this reality doesn't mean that sparks won't fly between these two. During an interview with Us Weekly, Pell admitted that he's majorly interested in her, even if he's taking it a bit slow.

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"She's a great girl," he confessed. "But we haven't gotten to know each other yet. We haven't even had a real, proper date or anything yet."

According to the Nashville-based singer, the pair met in Los Angeles about a month ago, and have "hung out" a few times. But like he said, no "proper date" yet, and it's hard to tell if it will actually happen, given that he also said, "I'm just trying to get to know people and try to take everything slow."

Pell also delved into what it's like to date after being on the show. He explained, "Some people assume it's easier to date after the show, because people know who you are and people are comfortable with who you already are. But I'm like, no, it's more complicated because people assume things, and everything's in the public."

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As for meeting Danielle and potentially Nick's other cast-offs, Luke called the whole thing awkward. "There's this elephant in the room like, 'Oh, well, we were supposed to meet on the show but now we're meeting in person," he confessed. "How do you react to that, because you don't pursue it the same as you would on the show?"

He could start by asking her on a proper date.

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