'Bachelor' star Vanessa Grimaldi has a new boyfriend after calling off engagement to Nick Viall

Looks like Vanessa Grimaldi is giving love another chance.

Eight months after calling off her engagement to Nick Viall, the former Bachelor star is dating again.

"I always wanted to find someone … who’s gonna be a great father, someone who's gonna be a great husband, someone who's family-oriented," the 30-year-old reality star told Bachelor Winter Games alum Dean Unglert on his podcast, Help! I Suck at Dating, according to People. "I wanted all those things, but the people that I was dating either had some of it but they didn't have all of it."

"I don't care if you have a million followers," she continued. "I don't care. I'd rather you not have Instagram. I'd rather you not know I was ever on the show."

Although she didn't reveal the name of her new beau, Grimaldi confirmed he is not involved with the "Bachelor world" in any way. They actually met through a mutual friend!

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: 'Bachelor' alum Nick Viall (R) and Vanessa Grimaldi attend the 5th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose on July 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: (L-R) Reality Television personalities Vanessa Grimaldi and Nick Viall attend Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation's 3rd Annual Blue Diamond Gala at Dodger Stadium on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Vanessa Grimaldi and Nick Viall pose in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 05: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi attend the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala on May 05, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Vanessa Grimaldi and Nick Viall attend the premiere of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VANESSA GRIMALDI, NICK VIALL
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi are seen on April 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: TV personality Vanessa Grimaldi and dancer Nick Viall attend the 'Dancing With The Stars' season 24 premiere celebration at Mixology 101 on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, March 13 included Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi (ABC's 'The Bachelor'), Milo Ventimiglia ('This Is Us') and musical guest mash-up performance OK Go-Go's (this is a mash-up of OK Go and The Go-Go's). (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) NICK VIALL, VANESSA GRIMALDI

"I don't know where this is going to lead, but I do know I appreciate all his qualities," she gushed. "I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm with him. I'm just very lighthearted, and I'm focused on the right things and I'm not distracted by the fake world that we could be a part of."

Though Grimaldi and Viall ended their engagement last August, they have remained on good terms and continue to support each other. Grimaldi opened up about the split while chatting with ET in December 2017.

"The breakup wasn't easy, but it was important for me still to have a good relationship with him after we broke up," she explained. "That was an important thing for the both of us and we both very much support each other."

"[We talk] every once in a while," she added. "I have a lot of respect for Nick."


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