As Victoria Fuller gushes about her new man, Greg Grippo, ex-fiancé Johnny DePhillipo is sharing his facet of the story.
“It sucked, for certain. It simply form of made me imagine that something she stated didn’t maintain weight anymore, and I had my suspicions and I form of thought that there was at all times one thing happening,” Johnny, 26, solely informed Us Weekly on the Bachelor in Paradise Tastemaker Occasion after the reunion taping. “After which it simply makes you suppose, ‘When did it begin?’ It’s a bizarre feeling.”
In response to Victoria, 29, the pair cut up lower than one month after they received engaged in Mexico. ”There was a risk for us to doubtlessly work towards one thing. Breakups are complicated, proper? I imply everyone knows that. I’d be loopy to say that I reduce off communication utterly,” she informed Us. “We ended our engagement three weeks after after which shortly after that we have been utterly accomplished.”
Johnny, nonetheless, alleged that they have been “in couple’s counseling earlier than she went to Italy” in October with Greg, 29, “however we had damaged up mid-September, formally.”
Victoria and Greg — who didn’t seem on BiP — met at Governor’s Ball in 2021. They later reconnected at a celebration with fellow members of Bachelor Nation.
“I used to be not there on the celebration. I simply know every part form of modified after that day,” Johnny informed Us, including that he doesn’t know whether or not he believes his ex when she says she didn’t cheat.
The Bachelorette season 19 alum added that the exes “got here out of Paradise on the incorrect foot,” explaining: “And we ended up simply preventing so much and we simply had a number of variations and I believe we have been lacking one another. I believe we have been on two completely different ranges, so I wish to say [the] majority of that was why we did cut up. After which I believe this complete different individual got here into her life and it was, like, it simply persuaded on why we shouldn’t be engaged on issues, however for essentially the most half, it was fairly mutual.”
He concluded that he received “closure” when “every part went public” between Victoria and Greg. (After they have been caught collectively on their aforementioned journey to Italy final month, she kissed him in a TikTok shared by Nick Viall in November. Victoria subsequently informed Us that he could also be transferring to Nashville for her.)
“I believe that form of put every part to mattress for me and there was no extra questioning and doubts. That was my closure,” Johnny concluded. “So I’m glad we received to speak and I’m glad I received to want her nicely, ‘trigger that’s all I actually need.”
With reporting by Hannah Kahn