The Bachelor franchise's Peter Kraus and Bibiana Julian are reportedly trying to turn their friendship into a romance.

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Peter and Bibiana are dating, and on Tuesday, they were spotted sitting together at a Miami Heat game in her hometown of Miami, FL, E! News reported.

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"Peter and Bibiana have been friends for a while now through the Bachelor franchise, but most recently started hanging out alone," a source told E! News.

"There is definitely a romantic connection there and they are casually dating. It's very new and they are seeing how thing go."

Peter finished as the runner-up on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette in 2017, but many fans would argue he won her heart over Bryan Abasolo and got eliminated prior to the Final Rose Ceremony because he was not ready to commit and propose marriage.

Peter was a frontrunner to then star on The Bachelor's 22nd season; however, he reportedly did not accept the gig for a variety of rumored reasons, including the scrutiny of fans, pressure to get engaged at the end and not being over his failed relationship with Rachel yet. 

Bibiana competed on the season Peter was supposed to star on. Although she didn't receive Arie Luyendyk's final rose, she got to search for love again on The Bachelor: Winter Games earlier this year.

Bibiana had a brief relationship with The Bachelor New Zealand star Jordan Mauger on Winter Games, but she ultimately dumped him because she couldn't envision a long-term relationship with him.

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She later appeared on Bachelor in Paradise but didn't get involved in anything serious.

Peter's interest in Bibiana may not come as a surprise to fans considering he loved Rachel's feisty personality. Rachel and Bibiana are both strong, outspoken women, who are seemingly fearless.

"They spent time alone in Miami together, went to the Heat game on a date, and are really enjoying each other's company," the E! News source added.

"It's hard because their relationship is long distance, but they are trying to see how things pan out and are definitely into each other."

Peter is a personal trainer and business owner from Madison, WI.

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Representatives for Peter and Bibiana, who previously cheered for the Miami Dolphins NFL team, reportedly had no comment on their relationship.

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