Fans suspect 'The Bachelor' stars Jared and Ashley purposely did not invite Vanessa to their wedding just to gain attention

Fans suspect 'The Bachelor' stars Jared and Ashley purposely did not invite Vanessa to their wedding just to gain attention

With 'The Bachelor' season 23 safely in the background, we might have thought that Colton Underwood is the only bachelor to get himself into sticky situations, but he is not alone.

Recently it was revealed that season 21's bachelor Nick Viall had found himself in a sticky situation when his ex-fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi broke down about not being invited to Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti’s wedding. Grimaldi apparently pointed fingers at ex, Viall, who will be serving as one of the groomsmen for the wedding stating she hadn't been invited because of him. 

Colton Underwood (L) and Nick Viall attend 50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images Idol Roc)

“I’m just sad,” she said. “I totally get it … I mean I assume, I mean, I understand and I guess, I don’t want to make an ass of myself by making an assumption, but I assume it’s because of a particular person and I get that, and like I said, I’m not mad, I’m not anything, I’m mostly just sad," Grimaldi said as she broke down on an episode of their “Help! I Suck at Dating With Dean, Vanessa and Jared” podcast.

In the comments section of E-News, where they had posted about Grimaldi's views, Viall replied to Grimaldi's comments saying, "Huh?? That person isn’t me, Ashley and Jared’s wedding is Ashley and Jared days. Looking forward to enjoying the day with them and everyone they want to celebrate it with.”

Vanessa Grimaldi attends the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Presented By Capital One at iHeartRadio Theater on January 18, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After getting to know both comments, fans on Reddit reveal what they think of Grimaldi's reaction and if Viall is really the one to blame. "I think people are reading too much into Nick's words. I just took at it as "They can invite whoever they want and I'll happily celebrate with them because it's Ashley and Jared's day and not about me". I didn't like how Vanessa immediately jumped to the conclusion that Nick was the issue as if that's the only reason they wouldn't invite her. It's not like she's a family member or a BFF being left out, so blaming it on a third party is just bizarre," wrote a fan on Reddit. 


Adding to that another fan said, "I can see why that was her assumption but I think nick's telling the truth and didn't have anything to do with their decision. it seems pretty clear through listening to the podcast that despite doing a podcast together, Jared just isn't close with Vanessa. ashley never has been either." 

Vanessa Grimaldi (L) and Nick Viall at Clayton Kershaw's 5th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament at Dodger Stadium on July 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Kershaw's Challenge )

Some fans also revealed that they think neither Grimaldi or Nick is to be blamed but Haibon and Laconetti are the ones to be blamed. "I doubt nick cares if she goes so I think her anger should be directed towards Ashley and Jared they are being ridiculous," said a fan. 


Another fan said, "Does anyone think that Ashley and Jared didn’t invite Vanessa purposely to stir up controversy/gain more attention? Obviously, that’s a pretty rude thing to do just for a publicity stunt (AND I’m not even a Vanessa fan), but they seem pretty fame hungry and just desperate for the world to realize THEIR wedding is coming up lol. I guess the crate and barrel ads aren’t stirring the pot as much as leaving up Vanessa may be haha." 

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