In the frenzy to spoil Peter’s then-unspoiled season, one of the theories fans came up with was that the pilot was dating Laplaca, who was his producer. This was based on them having spent New Year’s Eve together, which was basically a promo stop for the season premiere, hence why a producer would be with him. Like any good salesman, Rob Mills, ABC’s alternative programming executive, and Chris Harrison kept trolling everyone by neither confirming nor denying the rumor. After keeping quiet, Laplaca has now said her piece — and no, she and Peter are not dating.
“Yes that was @pilot_pete in the tan jacket, no we didn’t kiss at midnight,