Did Greg Grippo gaslight Katie Thurston? 'The Bachelorette' fans call him 'rom-com villain'
In a shocking turn of events, looks like Greg and Katie are done for good on 'The Bachelorette'
For the contestants of 'The Bachelorette' who make it to the 'Hometowns' segment of the show, the pressure is on, seeing that they are just weeks away from the final decision.
With Blake Moynes, Justin Glaze and Greg Grippo having made it to the end, they were all now in the last lap of the show. For Katie Thurston, this has proven to be the hardest part of the show, seeing that she has chosen not to say 'I love you'. And it looks like that decision might have cost here gravely.
Katie made it evident to the family and friends of the last remaining men that she would not be saying 'I love you' until the end, seeing that she thought it would be unfair to the rest if she said it to one. And saying it to all of them would result in a loss of meaning. Her 'Hometowns' meeting with Greg's family started off well, with his entire family thrilled over the fact that they hadn't seen Greg this happy in a long time.
After the family meeting, the two of them sat down and Greg opened up about his feeling for Katie and even went as far as to tell her that he loves her. Katie, unfortunately, did not say it back on account of her decision. Greg immediately got defensive, seeing that he shut down entirely in front of the cameras when she tried to talk to him. The two had a conversation in private where Katie asked if he was giving up on them. This just made matters worse, as Greg felt that he was not being heard at all, despite Katie trying to talk them out of their situation.
Fans were not thrilled by his attitude towards Katie at that moment. "I love Greg but if you are sad admit it like don't gaslight her and say you're not #TheBachelorette," tweeted a fan. "The way Greg just shuts down when she's trying to help is not cool #TheBachelorette," agreed another. "Katie wants to give him the validation, but if she does it the show is over. #TheBachelorette #BacheloretteABC," stated a fan. "Greg out here trying to strong-arm Katie into saying she loves him, and that always ends up working out in the end. #bachelorette #TheBachelorette," tweeted a fan. "Greg is panicking and sabotaging #TheBachelorette," pointed out a user.
"Greg using his vulnerability now as a weapon to force Katie to make a decision to leave for him right now??? He's questioning her really intensely!! #TheBachelorette #TheBacheloretteABC #bachelorette #BacheloretteABC #BachelorNation," stated another.
The way Greg just shuts down when she’s trying to help is not cool #TheBachelorette— mj (@nachodiet) August 3, 2021
Greg is panicking and sabotaging #TheBachelorette— schprigintheschity (@sprigletsmom) August 3, 2021
Greg using his vulnerability now as a weapon to force Katie to make a decision to leave for him right now??? He’s questioning her really intensely!!#TheBachelorette #TheBacheloretteABC #bachelorette #BacheloretteABC #BachelorNation— RealityTVJunkie🇨🇦 (@BbcanHav3not) August 3, 2021
To make matters worse, the fight continued the next day when Greg confronted Katie again. She even said she wishes he would have reacted better, but it was all a little too late for Greg. He believed he deserved more than what he was getting and decided that his time on the show was done. His behavior blindsided fans.
"Greg is the villain in the rom-com but you don't know until it is too late #TheBachelorette," tweeted a fan. "This man is absolutely manipulating Katie and I'm honestly livid watching this conversation. Once again I prove to be correct with how well I read people I called this from night one. #TheBachelorette," added another. "Katie dodged a bullet with Greg. This is narcissistic behavior. #TheBachelorette," tweeted a user.
Greg is the villain in the rom-com but you don't know until it is too late #TheBachelorette— Gavin Uitvlugt (@GavinUitvlugt) August 3, 2021
This man is absolutely manipulating Katie and I’m honestly livid watching this conversation. Once again I prove to be correct with how well I read people I called this from night one. #TheBachelorette— Samantha Chomin (@SamChomin) August 3, 2021
Katie dodged a bullet with Greg. This is narcissistic behavior. #TheBachelorette— Mary Wilson (@TheeMaryWilson) August 3, 2021
The whole incident sent Katie on a downward spiral, seeing that she really does have feelings for Greg, but with him gone, she was sure she didn't want to be here either. Even though Kaitlyn Bristowe tried to comfort her, she maintained that all she wanted was for someone to book her a flight home. With both of them cracking under pressure, it looks like the season finale is going to be nothing short of dramatic.
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