The Bachelor alum JJ Lane and Juelia Kinney are an item although they left the second season of Bachelor in Paradise as friends in Summer 2015.

Lane revealed he is officially dating Kinney to Us Weekly.

"Jueles and I have tried keeping it on the down-low for some time now just because of the continued scrutiny we could potentially face and the challenges with Bachelor-related relationships," said Lane, who also competed on Season 11 of The Bachelorette starring Kaitlyn Bristowe.

"We've hinted at it, obviously, but never [made] a formal announcement, as we never really felt it was necessary, nor did we desire or crave the spotlight."

One of the "hints" happened to be an Instagram post from one month ago in which Lane captioned a photo of the pair, "Dinner with my #wcw." (Women crush Wednesdays). The photo naturally sparked dating rumors.

"It didn't get serious until two months ago," Lane, 34, told Us. "She's an incredible woman and mom and one of the smartest people I have met! She puts me to shame in all aspects of the above."

Lane and Kinney -- who first competed on Season 19 of The Bachelor starring Chris Soules -- make an adorable couple, especially since they are both single parents. Lane has a four-year-old daughter Gemma, while Kinney is mom to a three-year-old daughter named Ireland.

"Gemma loves her!" Lane revealed. "We all love to FaceTime. She calls her Miss Juelia."

The love match may come as a surprise to Bachelor Nation since Lane told reporters in the past he's not interested in dating women from the ABC reality dating franchise because hookups among former contestants become "incestuous."

Lane is a former investment banker from Denver, CO. He came across as a villain on The Bachelorette but redeemed himself on Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise in which he received a hero edit for standing up for women who were his friends when drama ensued.

Kinney, a 32-year-old beautiful blonde, is a jewelry designer based in San Diego, CA. Kinney sparked a romance with Mikey Tenerelli on Paradise but their romance didn't last.
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