'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022: Johnny DePhillipo, Victoria Fuller blame each other for failed engagement, fans call both 'toxic'
'Sometimes we don’t need to take sides. Johnny and Victoria were both toxic,' a fan tweeted
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: During the Season 8 finale of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' Victoria Fuller proposed to Johnny DePhillipo, but their romance didn't last long after filming ended. Fans, on the other hand, were divided when the two took the hot seat and flung accusations at one other at Tuesday's reunion.
During the season finale on Tuesday, November 22, the real estate agent disclosed that he and the 'Bachelor' Season 24 alum had called it quits. "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 remarked. "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."
Last month, while the season was still airing, the Virginia native made headlines for her PDA with Greg Grippo, but she denied cheating on Johnny with the New Jersey native. "When we got out into the real world, there were a lot of concerns. We had a lot of ups and downs and I expressed to him that I wasn’t happy, and I was not going to be engaged if I wasn’t happy to be married," Victoria claimed, alleging things fell apart three weeks after they finished.
As Victoria described their relationship as "toxic," Johnny disagreed with the timeline. He then accused her of cheating with Greg.
"I know you know that to not be true. I think it’s very easy to blame another situation and other people for us not working out. … What is the appropriate about of time to move on when you called me an f–king c–t?" she inquired. "Not only that, you said, ‘You don’t cook, you don’t clean, what do you provide to a relationship as a woman?'"
Johnny refuted her story of what transpired, stating they were kidding when they discussed cooking and cleaning. "The only reason I’m up here right now is that you made this public," he explained. "You decided to make everything you told me that wasn’t true come to light. … The last thing I want to do is drag you through the mud because we both know you said things that you don’t want out there."
Johnny also expressed disappointment that Victoria had not informed him about Greg.
"You want this narrative to play out so bad because you don’t want to take accountability for what happened in our relationship," she stated, revealing her and Greg's relationship status.
Victoria and Greg were first seen together in October when they were caught hanging out in Italy, according to Reality Steve. Greg was caught making — and then deleting — a steamy remark on Victoria's Instagram a few days later. Nick Viall uploaded a TikTok video earlier this month in which Victoria planted a kiss on Greg's cheek at a game night with other Bachelor Nation couples, featuring newlyweds Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt. "Game night had all the drama," the season 21 Bachelor captioned the video.
Confused at whom to believe, a fan tweeted, "IF JOHNNY CALLED HER THOSE NAMES I DONT BLAME VICTORIA. IF VICTORIA CHEATED I DONT BLAME JOHNNY. BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT I BELIEVE." Given Victoria and Johnny met for the first time at the reunion since the breakup, made some fans think, "johnny and victoria should not be having the first conversation about this on television but I am sure glad that they are." Describing the duo's relationship, a fan wrote, "Johnny and Victoria really went from civil exes to accusing each other of filth in seconds flat." A fan while defending Johnny tweeted, "Y’all I think Victoria F. just lied on Johnny’s name. Twisted the reality of his comments to her to make him sound intentionally malicious, as if it wasn’t just (tone deaf) jokes."
Y’all I think Victoria F. just lied on Johnny’s name. Twisted the reality of his comments to her to make him sound intentionally malicious, as if it wasn’t just (tone deaf) jokes. #bachelorinparadiseabc #BachelorInParadise— Nickyrozayy (@Nickyrozayy1) November 23, 2022
Reacting to Victoria's lie, a fan wrote on Twitter, "Victoria: *spends the entire time telling Johnny she wasn’t involved with Gregg after Paradise* Gregg: in the weeks after Bachelor in Paradise we ended up rekindling our relationship Me and Johnny:" Siding with Johnny on his accusation of Victoria, a fan wrote, "it can’t be clear enough that victoria is lying and that she 100% emotionally cheated on johnny." On the other hand, some fans feel both Victoria and Johnny were toxic, "Sometimes we don’t need to take sides. Johnny and Victoria were both toxic." Meanwhile reacting to Victoria's parting comments, a fan said, "Victoria Fuller - you’re still too young to understand that it does matter what the WORLD thinks of you. It’s clear you gaslit Johnny making him think he was wrong or crazy for believing you had something with Greg Grippo."
Victoria: *spends the entire time telling Johnny she wasn’t involved with Gregg after Paradise*— mal (@MAKintosh_2019) November 23, 2022
Gregg: in the weeks after Bachelor in Paradise we ended up rekindling our relationship
Me and Johnny: #bachelorinparadiseabc pic.twitter.com/mCF4yO8HKm
Victoria Fuller - you’re still too young to understand that it does matter what the WORLD thinks of you. It’s clear you gaslit Johnny making him think he was wrong or crazy for believing you had something with Greg Grippo #bachelorinparadiseabc #BachelorInParadise— Sara (@notmydayjob28) November 23, 2022
'Bachelor in Paradise' airs on ABC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8.pm.
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