News Kristin Chenoweth Dating a Former 'Bachelor' Star Published 6:33 PM PST, December 3, 2012 Getty Images Kristin Chenoweth has a surprising new beau! Video: Jake Pavelka Dishes on his Chippendales Gig The singer/actress, 44, confirmed to People Magazine that she is indeed dating a somewhat infamous alum of the Bachelor franchise, Jake Pavelka."We have been spending a little time together," confessed Chenoweth of her budding courtship with Pavelka, 34. Related: Kristin Chenoweth Talks On-Set InjuryPeople reports the couple has been dating since meeting at an event in October.Chenoweth adds she has a new-found gusto for life, following her devastating head injury on the set of The Good Wife in July."I've realized life is short," she said. "I want to do things that make me happy."