Nick & Elijah A MUTUAL CONNECTION
Lord of the Rings meets the Lord of the Roses! It may sound strange, but Elijah Wood, 37, and Nick Viall, 37, are the closest of pals, having met through a mutual friend named Kyle (above right, with the pair) back when Nick’s heart had just been broken by his second Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe. “I would hang out with him and I kind of knew about his Bachelorette experiences and found it fascinating,” recalls Elijah, who was thrilled when Nick was picked as the Bachelor in 2016. And who could blame him for being fascinated? While his movie career is impressive, he’s never dated 30 women at one time!