Vinny Guadagnino Sparks Dating Rumors With Another Reality Star

It looks like the reality TV world has a new power couple! Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino and Too Hot to Handle star Francesca Farago are the latest celebrity duo to spark romance rumors after they were spotted on a "romantic" dinner date in New York City on July 11, 2020, according to The Daily Mail. In photos obtained by the news outlet, the reality stars appeared to be enjoying each other's company and looking very smitten with one another. The images show the two sharing a few laughs and flirting up a storm while sipping on some drinks.

The new romance comes off the heels of Francesca's split from boyfriend Harry Jowsey. She announced their breakup in an emotional YouTube video on June 16, 2020, more than a year after the fan-favorite couple fell in love on Netflix's Too Hot to Handle. As for Vinny, he's been single and dating since 2019 and starring in a new MTV show with best friend Pauly D, Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly and Vinny.

Keep reading to find out more details about Francesca and Vinny's potential new relationship.

Vinny and Francesca have been flirting for a while

Vinny Guadagnino and Francesca Farago's date didn't come as surprise to some fans, because the two had already been getting flirty in each other's Instagram comments. On July 4, the Jersey Shore alum posted a photo of himself with the caption, "when you finish a show on Netflix." When Francesca replied, "what show," he responded, "Disney's Too Hot To Handle."

But wait, there's more! A day later, Vinny kept the flirt fest going by commenting, "That's a nice view" on Francesca's bikini post. Then, on another Instagram picture, he wrote, "Is that a mirror in your vicinity? Because I can see myself in it... like in the vicinity.. Of you."

On July 13, Francesca also commented "ur so cute" on Vinny's video to which he flirtatiously quipped back, "and you're so Canadian."

So how did these two cross paths in the first place?

Vinny's co-star set them up

According to Francesca Farago, Vinny Guadagnino's longtime friend and Jersey Shore co-star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi set them up. The Netflix reality star revealed how Snooki acted as her wing woman during an interview on Amanda Hirsch's Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast on July 14, 2020, according to In Touch Weekly. She explained, "Snooki started following me and she was commenting on my photos and I messaged her and was like 'Can we be friends?' and she was like 'Yeah, I actually have a friend of mine who thinks you're cute.' So that started the conversation between him and I."

Though she didn't comment on the status of their relationship, Francesca seems to be fond of Vinny already. She said, "He's like me in guy form, it's weird. He's just this hilarious and very chill person [and] he's pretty cute so. It's just nice to have people around me who seem very genuine and really nice."

Francesca is only recently single

News of Vinny Guadagnino and Francesca Farago's romance came one month after she and her Too Hot to Handle co-star and then-boyfriend, Harry Jowsey, ended their relationship.

"Harry and I are not together anymore. He decided to break up with me because he couldn't do long-distance anymore. I obviously was heartbroken. I did everything I could," Francesca said in a YouTube video posted in June 2020. "I didn't even want to tell my friends because I genuinely thought that we were going through a rocky period and we were going to figure it out."

She explained that their relationship took a turn for the worse when she visited him in Los Angeles during the quarantine. Francesca said, "Couples fight and you go through arguments, and we would argue every now and then, but it was never, for me, relationship-ending. And I think for him, small, little things just ended up turning into relationship-ending arguments."

Francesca can't 'fake a relationship' with someone

During Francesca Farago's Harry Jowsey breakup announcement, she said there were "a lot of things" she couldn't put up with anymore. Though she didn't detail what went wrong, she revealed she could no longer "fake a relationship" and "pretend that everything is going to be okay."

The Too Hot to Handle star added, "For me, I would have stuck by this person no matter what. Through all the fights and everything I would have never given up, but it wasn't reciprocated. He was moving on, and he is moving on and I need to do the same."

"I've given it so many chances and I've forgiven so much and stood by the relationship because I love him," the Canadian beauty continued. "He is not the person for me."

It looks like Francesca is ready to move on and give Vinny Guadagnino a real shot at love.