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Nick Viall might not have found his forever love on The Bachelor — or The Bachelorette or Bachelor In Paradise — but since stepping outside of Bachelor Nation, he’s met someone special. He went Instagram official with Natalie Joy in Jan. 2021, and they both seem totally smitten. Nick Viall and Natalie Joy’s relationship timeline has been full of sweet moments, even it initially got off to a rocky start.
According to Viall himself, he wasn't too interested in a relationship when he and Joy met, but it didn't stay that way for long. Plus, at this point, he’s accepted the fact that she’s more popular than he is — even within his own friend group. “Everyone loves her. Without question, everyone likes her more than me. All of my friends,” he joked during an episode of The Viall Files.
And there seem to be plenty of good reasons for Joy’s popularity. Besides being a model and surgical tech (Side note: it looks like Viall took the quote, “Get you a girl that can do both,” seriously), Joy is also super chill and an all-around confident woman who knows what she wants. In fact, that’s kind of why she and Nick got together.
Here’s their full relationship timeline — the bold, the romantic, and the (slightly) embarassing.
Nick Viall and Natalie Joy’s relationship timeline, especially the last birthday post, is proof that romances do not have to be perfect to be worthwhile. In Viall’s own words, he’s “genuinely happy.” What more could you want?