BiP’s Drama With Victoria, Johnny, Greg Grippo Explained: Spoilers
Yikes. Bachelor in Paradise star Victoria Fuller and Johnny DePhillipo’s relationship gets messy — and rumors involve former Bachelorette contestant Greg Grippo. Keep reading to get all the tea about what happened. Caution: season 8 spoilers below!
Do Bachelor in Paradise’s Victoria Fuller and Johnny DePhillipo Get Engaged?
Johnny, 26, reportedly proposes to Victoria, 29, during the Paradise finale, and they leave the reality dating show engaged.
Fans have watched the pair stay relatively drama-free during their time in Mexico. Johnny dodged any potential love connection when the couples were separated for a week amid a new season twist, and although Victoria had a spark with contestant Alex Bordyukov, she opted to continue things with the New Jersey native.
Did Bachelor in Paradise’s Victoria Fuller Cheat on Johnny DePhillipo?
Although their stint on Paradise was relatively smooth sailing, it appears a lot has unfolded between the pair since leaving the beach.
They appeared to still be together in August when Victoria shared a video via her Instagram Story showing her friend Natalie Joy, who is dating franchise alum Nick Viall. Eagle-eyed fans noticed a man who appeared to be Johnny standing in the background while the group partied at a bar. The former contestant from Peter Weber’s season quickly deleted the clip from her social media.
However, speculation about Victoria and Johnny’s uncoupling began when Zachary Reality tweeted on October 21 that one engaged couple from season 8 had “already broken up.” Considering Brandon Jones and Serene Russell are the only other couple who reportedly leaves the show engaged, fans pointed to Victoria and Johnny as the ones who ended their relationship.
The drama intensified when comedian Dave Neal, who hosts a Bachelor news YouTube show, reported that he had two sources close to the couple in Bachelor Nation who claimed Victoria “cheated twice” on Johnny, which led to their split.
A few clues have pointed to the demise of their relationship. Johnny’s brother reportedly liked a now-deleted user comment on the contestant’s October 26 Instagram post that read, “Johnny [greater than] trashy VFuller,” according to a screenshot from fan page BachelorNation.Scoop. A separate comment called her a “cheater.”
However, Zachary Reality shut down the rumors by reporting in October, “Confirmed. VF never cheated on Johnny. Ever.”
Is Bachelor in Paradise’s Victoria Fuller Dating Greg Grippo?
Things got even messier when two fans claimed they saw Victoria in Italy with Greg, 29, in October. While some people thought the eyewitnesses could have confused the former contestant from Katie Thurston’s season with Johnny, more photos surfaced of the Bachelor Nation stars together.
Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss tweeted that a fan theory was “absurd” after the user hypothesized that “producers sent [Victoria] and [Greg] to Italy on purpose to make a scandal so viewers are invested come reunion time.”
Victoria and Greg seemingly confirmed their romance after filming the explosive season 8 reunion on November 4 when they gathered for a dinner party at Nick Viall’s home.
“Game night had all the drama,” Nick, 42, captioned a video via TikTok of the small gathering, which showed Victoria giving Greg a kiss on the cheek.
Victoria also shared multiple photos of herself via Instagram in November from her trip to Italy, where she apparently spent time with Greg.
As far as how Greg and Victoria could have met, the former Bachelorette star is close friends with Justin Glaze, Andrew Spencer and Michael Allio, all of whom appeared on season 8 of Paradise with Victoria and Johnny.
Life & Style reached out to Victoria, Johnny and Greg for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.