In a Wednesday promo for an upcoming episode of The Viall Files podcast, Nick set the record straight on Kelley dating rumors after the pair supposedly got "cozy" at a party hosted by Chris Harrison earlier this month.
"I met Kelley at Chris' event. She's a nice person. She didn't disappoint in person," Nick, 39, said of the 28-year-old Chicago attorney.
"I thought she'd be cool in person. Everyone likes to think that there's always something going on -- and there's not."
Nick, who starred on The Bachelor's 21st season, and Kelley, who got eliminated by Peter Weber before hometown dates on The Bachelor's 24th edition, got to know each other at a Seagram's launch party in Los Angeles, CA, hosted by Chris on March 11.
"I really enjoyed getting to meet Kelley," Nick added. "She's wonderful in person."
Kelley was rumored to be secretly dating Peter while his season was airing, but she recently confirmed to E! News that was far from the truth.
"I have heard that. I heard that I'm pregnant and I also heard that I'm with Peter right now. I'm not with Peter," Kelley insisted.
Kelley assured E! News, "I promise I'm not dating Peter. I'm not dating Peter... I think it's best for Peter to take some time to be by himself and figure out what he's doing, reflect on everything that's going on and just figure out what he wants."
Kelley departed The Bachelor feeling disappointed in Peter for not being mature enough for her or seeming ready for an engagement and serious commitment.
Nick finished as the runner-up on Andi and Kaitlyn's respective The Bachelorette editions and had his heart broken both times. He briefly dated Jennifer Saviano on Bachelor in Paradise's third season in 2016 before starring as The Bachelor and handing out roses himself.