Greg Grippo is allegedly a “schemer” and fame-seeker who tried to get on ‘The Bachelorette’ for “years”
Greg, 27, offered himself to ABC as a advertising and marketing gross sales consultant from Edison, NJ, however a supply informed The Solar in June that Greg was “mendacity” about his profession and is definitely a skilled actor with “a giant ego.”
In accordance with an alleged Greg good friend who has recognized Katie’s frontrunner for “years,” Greg has been attempting to get on TV for fairly a while now and went on Season 17 of The Bachelorette for the mistaken causes.
The supply mentioned Greg was first chosen to compete on Clare Crawley‘s season of The Bachelorette final yr however his casting fell by way of as a result of coronavirus pandemic and an extended filming delay.
“He wanted a shortcut to success as a result of he isn’t a go-getter on his personal. He is the most important schemer of all,” the supply claimed.
Manufacturing was then postponed for months as a consequence of COVID-19, and so in July 2020, ABC launched a revised lineup of 42 potential bachelors — together with some extras in case the ultimate vetting course of turned up background points with any of the lads or any of them examined constructive for the virus in the course of the quarantine interval — and Greg was not on the listing.
It is doable ABC reduce Greg as a result of he was 26 years previous on the time and the community was attempting to forged older males for Clare, who was 39 years previous on the time, to fulfill the lead’s expectations.
Greg might even have been booted from the forged for numerous different causes, together with a battle with the season’s subsequent Summer season 2020 filming schedule.
ABC later introduced Clare’s official forged of 31 bachelors in September 2020, a few weeks earlier than Season 16 premiered on October 13.
Final month, The Solar reported Greg’s “ardour” in life is appearing and he had attended the distinguished New York Metropolis appearing college, William Esper Studio, from 2017-2019.
Not solely has Greg’s appearing ambition gone unmentioned on The Bachelorette, however there’s additionally no point out of the bachelor having attended this college on his public accounts.
“He is all the time wished to pursue an on-camera profession,” an insider mentioned on the time.
The insider claimed Greg had scrubbed earlier on-camera work he is performed from his social-media accounts and LinkedIn profile to present the impression he isn’t attempting to additional his profession within the leisure trade.
Greg’s LinkedIn web page says Greg solely started working for a New York advertising and marketing firm known as Mondo in November 2020, which means he grew to become an worker on the firm only some months earlier than leaving to movie for The Bachelorette this yr.
Nevertheless, The Solar reached out to Mondo and the corporate was unable to confirm if Greg is an worker.
It seems Katie ultimately caught on to Greg’s alleged act as a result of she was caught “liking” and later “unliking” a meme that reads, “When the man subsequent to you, [Thomas Jacobs], is getting interrogated about eager to be [The Bachelor star] and you’ve got gotta fake to be disgusted whereas hiding your appearing profession aspirations,” in keeping with Us Weekly.
The meme featured Greg placing his hand over his face in misery and was posted by The Bachelor Season 22 alum Bekah Martinez‘s podcast “Chatty Broads” on June 22.
Katie additionally subsequently took to her Instagram Tales and posted a video of herself listening to Olivia Rodrigo’s breakup anthem “Traitor,” which many followers believed was The Bachelorette star slamming Greg as soon as once more.
After Katie reportedly “preferred” and “unliked” the meme about Greg’s alleged shady aspirations to turn into an actor, Greg’s sister Samantha Collova dished it proper again to Katie.
The Bachelor fan Instagram account @Bachelorteaspill posted a screenshot of Samantha’s since-deleted remark that, in keeping with Us, learn, “[Katie] likes this publish however was such a supporter of eradicating the toxicity and imply women when she was on [Matt James‘ The Bachelor] season, you’d suppose if these intentions [were] real she’d had simply as a lot of a problem with this publish as effectively.”
Samantha allegedly added within the remark, “Actually dissatisfied on this.”
Bekah — who competed for Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s coronary heart on The Bachelor’s twenty second season — made it recognized, nevertheless, her meme about Greg was meant to be light-hearted and humorous.
Within the face of backlash, Bekah wrote within the feedback part of her meme publish, “IT’S A JOKE PEOPLE, I WENT ON THE SHOW 4 CLOUT TOO OKAY. I JUST HATE GREG.”
Greg has been a frontrunner on Katie’s The Bachelorette season for the reason that very first evening. After receiving the First Impression Rose, Greg accompanied Katie on the primary one-on-one date of the season.
And as proven within the newest episode, Greg secured a second one-on-one date with Katie when a few bachelors had been ready for his or her first likelihood to have a solo date with The Bachelorette star.
Katie has admitted she’s “falling in love” with Greg on the present, and Greg in flip has gushed about adoring Katie and feeling they’re meant to be collectively.
“I am falling so in love along with her. I feel I’ve discovered the love of my life. She’s made me love greater than I ever thought I might,” Greg gushed in a confessional.
Katie gave Greg a rose on the finish of their date on Monday evening’s episode, making him one in all her Remaining 4 bachelors who will obtain a hometown date together with Blake Moynes, Michael Allio and Justin Glaze.
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