If Bachelor in Paradise is almost Paradise — like the theme song says — then human Bratz doll Victoria Fuller wants us to believe she’s found actual Paradise with Bachelorette alum Greg Grippo.
Victoria, who first appeared on Peter Weber‘s season of The Bachelor, before high-pressuring Johnny DePhillipo into proposing to her on BIP, is looking forward to a future with her new beau, Greg.
Some Bachelor Nation fans might remember Greg as the guy who self-eliminated in week 7 of Katie Thurston‘s Bachelorette season, saying he left the show because, “It felt, like, a little too scripted and felt like, ‘Alright, we need to play by [the rules].'”
What?! This show is scripted??? I’ve never heard of such a thing! 😉
During the Nov. 22 Bachelor in Paradise finale, fans saw the medical sales representative get engaged to Johnny on the beach of Sayalita, Mexico. They seemed to be a happy couple, but when the lights and cameras went dark, so did their relationship.
During the show’s televised reunion, Johnny revealed that the couple were only engaged for “a month” before breaking up, accusing his ex-fiancée of cheating on him with Greg, which she denied, even while admitting that she’d flown to Rome, Italy, to meet Greg for “a drink.”
The timeline on the trip to Rome was unclear, but what was crystal clear was Victoria claiming that Johnny had called her a “f–king c–t” during an argument, which her ex didn’t deny.
Whoa. That’s pretty harsh. The Brits might take that word lightly, but not so much here in the colonies. That’s crossing a line, no matter whose “side” you’re on.
Victoria spoke to E! News following the studio taping of the finale, and gushed, “Greg and I are very, very happy right now . . . We are just enjoying being able to finally be together. We don’t know what the future holds, but maybe it’s a bunch of Grippo babies. We’ll see!”
As Victoria looks back on their relationship now, she admits that Johnny wasn’t ready for an engagement — something she says she expressed on Bachelor in Paradise.
Really? I don’t remember that at all. I just remember that she seemed to be expecting an engagement at the end of the show. I think Johnny was just trying to live up to her expectations, whether he was ready or not.
“That was something I struggled with with Johnny,” the Virginia Beach native explained. “I think he’s an amazing guy, but at the end of the day, there was that question: ‘OK, what is the end game here?’ Especially when comments were made on his end. At this point in my life, I need someone who can match my energy and that’s why I’m [now] with Greg. We compliment each other.”
“Johnny is an amazing man who is going to make some girl very, very happy,” Victoria continued. “Reflecting back, I see it, but it’s not really me. I felt myself compromising for things I wouldn’t normally compromise for. I wasn’t in a conducive environment for growing — you’re kind of stunted. You don’t really have outside sources giving their input. Looking back, I compromised a lot of what I normally wouldn’t to make that relationship work. Ultimately, it didn’t.”
The truth is that there are always three versions of every story. In this case, there’s Johnny‘s version and there’s Victoria‘s version, with the truth falling somewhere in between. Actually, in this case, there’s probably a fourth version of the story, which is Executive Producer Mike Fleiss’s version. Paraphrasing Greg Grippo‘s own words when he exited The Bachelorette, this show is extremely scripted and production can edit every story to look however they want it tot appear. It’s entertainment, not a documentary.
As for Victoria, we can honestly say that Johnny just isn’t “her person.” Only time will tell if Greg is either. I’m not gonna hold my breath waiting for those Grippo babies.
TELL US – WERE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT JOHNNY AND VICTORIA WERE NO LONGER A COUPLE? DO YOU THINK VICTORIA WILL GET HER GRIPPO BABIES? OR DO YOU THINK SHE’LL REMAIN TRUE TO HER TRACK RECORD AND MOVE ON TO SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE TOO LONG?