'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022: Johnny DePhillipo claims Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo were talking before Paradise
Johnny revealed Victoria's history with Greg, 'She told me about Greg in Paradise. Andrew and all of them knew her and Greg were talking prior'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Johnny DePhillipo sat down for an exclusive interview with Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti to discuss how things ended with Victoria Fuller after they left Paradise. In this emotional conversation, Johnny bares his soul and expresses his honest feelings about why his time with Victoria was cut short.
The two reality stars got engaged after meeting on Season 8 of 'Bachelor in Paradise.' Their relationship, however, was short-lived, as Johnny and Victoria called it quits shortly after filming wrapped. Victoria revealed that her engagement to Johnny had ended long before she began seeing Greg Grippo. Johnny is now telling his side of the story on the 'Almost Famous' Podcast.
Both Johnny and Victoria rehashed their broken relationship during their separate stints in the hot seat during the 'BiP' reunion on Tuesday. "I want to say I’m good, but it really does break my heart that she’s not sitting here next to me as my fiancée right now," Johnny stated to host Jesse Palmer. "In that timeframe of stepping out from filming to that one month of being engaged, I started to feel not good enough for her. And then, you know, we started arguing … and then rumors started surfacing, and I really wanted to trust her, but I don’t know." Johnny looked to be referring to reports that Victoria had cheated on him with another Bachelor Nation contestant, Greg, whom she is currently reportedly seeing.
On the podcast, Johnny revealed Victoria's history with Greg, "She told me about Greg in Paradise. Andrew and all of them knew her and Greg were talking prior."
When asked when their relationship began to go apart, Johnny revealed, "I didn't think it was over until Nick Viall's party. That's when her attitude kind of switched."
Victoria also alleged at the reunion that he had called her an "f*****g c**t." “Not only that, you said, ‘You don’t cook, you don’t clean, what do you provide to a relationship as a woman?’” she said. Johnny denied the claims to Ben and Ashley, saying, "It was just a joke because she hates to cook and clean. I was like, 'If I cook and clean, what are you gonna do?'"
He further denied ever calling her a 'c**t,' and added, "Hell no. I think Victoria just had her back against the wall and just grabbed whatever she could and twisted it around in some crazy way."
Meanwhile, on his podcast, Nick defended Victoria, claiming, "On September 5, the breakup proceedings were in full effect." Natalie Joy, Nick's girlfriend, claims to have text message 'receipts' from Victoria proving she and Johnny were on a break seven weeks before Victoria and Greg traveled to Rome together. She said, "On September 5, I texted her and she responded 'We are on a break.' Seven weeks later she told me she was on her first date with Greg in Rome." Natalie also added, "There is proof there was such a long amount of time from said break to first date with Greg in Rome. There was no overlap."