Victoria Fuller poses with BF Greg Grippo for Thanksgiving as ‘BiP’ fans slam him over her breakup with ex
Following Victoria Fuller's broken engagement to Johnny DePhillipo, Greg Grippo responded to criticism he faced from 'Bachelor in Paradise' viewers
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo just enjoyed their first Thanksgiving together after formally declaring their romance on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 8 finale. Victoria posted a photo of the two on her Instagram story just hours after her beau responded to the backlash he's received from 'Bachelor in Paradise' fans due to his relationship with Victoria following her broken engagement with Johnny DePhillipo.
Following his appearance in the 'Bachelor in Paradise' reunion, Greg urged his followers to refrain from sending hateful messages to his family. The 'Bachelorette' alum attended the special with his new girlfriend, Victoria, as she announced her breakup with Johnny DePhillipo and unveiled matching tattoos. Greg said on Instagram early on Thursday, "Send all the hate that you desire my way but please leave my mother and fam out of this. Enjoy your thanksgiving."
The post came only one day after Victoria revealed the details of her failed romance with her 'BiP' co-star. The exes who got engaged in the 'BiP' season 8 finale opened out about their thoughts on the reunion show on Tuesday, November 22. Johnny seemed to be referring to Victoria's alleged affair with Greg, which she has firmly denied.
Victoria, for her part, stated that there were "a lot of concerns" when they departed the beach as an engaged pair. Then, at the reunion, Victoria and Johnny got into a furious argument.
Victoria shares her side of the story
Victoria is very unconcerned about rumors that she cheated on her 'Bachelor in Paradise' fiancé Johnny with Greg — and she even laid it all out in a timeline. Victoria told the official website of Bachelor Nation that she and Greg were "both interested in one another" but never truly "knew it," and that "nothing had ever happened between us before we started dating."
Victoria also stated that they hadn't been on a date since their trip to Italy. She does, however, have something to say about the timing of everything.
Victoria went on to say that she and Greg had no idea they'd be recognized by fans while in Italy and that the trip was merely to test if they were compatible away from the public eye.
Victoria concluded the conversation by emphasizing once more that, "There was no crossover in timeline. Greg and I have been friends for a year and a half and it didn’t become romantic until we were able to explore the relationship, which was only a few weeks ago. It’s new, but because we built a relationship on a friendship, it’s been really easy to be so comfortable with him. That’s why it seems like it’s taken off fast. We had a year and a half to get to know each other."