- Greg Grippo and Victoria Fuller’s relationship made headlines during the season 8 reunion.
- Fuller left the island engaged to Johnny DePhillipo, who claimed that she cheated on him.
- The couple broke up less than a month after he proposed to her in Mexico.
Keep it elegant! Greg Grippo of Bachelor Nation is aware of the fan disapproval of his relationship with Victoria Fuller, but he wants people to keep his family out of it.
“Send all the hate that you desire my way, but please leave my mother and [family] out of this,” Grippo, 28, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, November 24. “Enjoy your Thanksgiving.”
In spite of the fact that she left the island engaged to Johnny DePhillipo, Grippo and Fuller, 29, made headlines during the Bachelor in Paradise season 8 reunion on Tuesday, November 22.
Following the reunion taping, Fuller talked exclusively with Us Weekly at the Bachelor in Paradise Tastemaker Event and disclosed that she and DePhillipo, 26, had broken up less than a month after the real estate agent proposed in Mexico.
“There was a possibility for us to potentially work toward something. Breakups are confusing, right? I mean we all know that. I’d be crazy to say that I cut off communication completely,” she explained. “We ended our engagement three weeks after and then shortly after that we were completely done.”
DePhillipo, who claimed that the saleswoman cheated on him during their brief romance, said that the two were “in couple’s counselling” prior to Fuller travelling to Italy with Grippo in October for the season 8 reunion. The real estate agent, according to Fuller, wanted “this narrative to play out so badly because you don’t want to take ownership for what transpired in our relationship,” which she described as “toxic.”
In September 2021, Fuller and Grippo first ran into each other at the Governor’s ball. Later, they reconnected at a party with other Bachelor Nation participants. The following month, after they were seen together twice in Italy and the account manager made a flirtatious comment on Fuller’s Instagram before deleting it, relationship rumours started to circulate.
“Go on and put on that dress that all the bad boys like🖤,” she wrote alongside a pic of herself set to Zach Bryan‘s “Oklahoma Smokeshow.”
Grippo responded, “Good girl.”
Nick Viall, who is friends with Grippo subsequently confirmed their relationship via TikTok video of Fuller kissing Grippo on the cheek.
On Wednesday, Fuller told Us that she and Grippo fell for each other after recognizing that they have “similar values.”
“We know what we want at the end of the day, and we’ll see what happens,” she said of her new relationship. “He’s an amazing man. He truly is. He’s been nothing but uplifting and encouraging through this whole experience. And that’s the type of partner that I want. Somebody who makes me feel good and makes me a better person.”
On the other hand, Grippo debuted as a bachelorette on Katie Thurston’s season, which aired in the summer of 2021. After their hometown date, he departed the show over the lead character.
“I was so eager to try to get on the same page as her, but it didn’t come off that way. I came off angry,” he told Viall, 42, during an episode of the “Viall Files” podcast at the time. “It was very immature for me and I never want people to try and justify how I acted. We can’t normalize that behavior. … I was pretty ashamed of it all.
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