Greg Grippo will reportedly be subsequent ‘The Bachelor’ star regardless of controversial breakup with Katie Thurston
Each Actuality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone and The Solar reported on Thursday that Greg, a 27-year-old advertising and marketing gross sales consultant from Edison, NJ, is closing a cope with ABC to star on The Bachelor‘s twenty sixth season in 2022.
Carbone tweeted, “(SPOILER): What I have been listening to the previous 5 days or so relating to the following Bachelor are this…been instructed it will be Greg. Clearly it is by no means ‘official’ till ABC proclaims it (every time that could be), however at this level I might be very shocked if it is not him.”
Whereas there are positively big Greg followers in The Bachelor universe, he unexpectedly dumped Katie Thurston after hometown dates on The Bachelorette’s seventeenth season and was accused of having an enormous ego and gaslighting Katie throughout their tense breakup dialog, for which Greg has since apologized.
“They choose who they choose and there’ll all the time be individuals upset it doesn’t matter what,” Carbone wrote.
“He is a polarizing determine that can have individuals speaking, which is what they need,” he added of ABC and producers. “However by all accounts and the whole lot I am being instructed, he is your subsequent Bachelor.”
“Execs have talked about Greg turning into The Bachelor since he left the present,” based on a supply near the present.
“He can be one in all, if not essentially the most controversial choose they usually know they may get backlash.”
Nevertheless, the supply instructed The Solar that producers aren’t afraid of getting individuals fired up.
In actual fact, protesting on social media has already begun, with many The Bachelor followers expressing outrage and anger at ABC’s alleged choice to have Greg — who has been described as “manipulative” and “fame hungry” by critics — hand out roses.
“I DONT WANT GREG AS BACHELOR. Why are we rewarding dangerous habits? One other f**ked up white man. WAY TO GO ABC,” one Twitter consumer wrote, based on The Solar.
And one other particular person reportedly complained, “I’ve given the Bachelor franchise probability after probability after probability, however selecting Greg as the brand new Bachelor is my final straw.”
However the supply near the present reasoned that any such response “occurs almost each season and occurred the strongest with [Colton Underwood‘s] season which turned out to be one of many most-watched.”
It apparently took Greg a while to come back round to the thought of starring on the series, which is anticipated to premiere in early January.
“Greg wasn’t at first however has opened up and has been critically discussing the matter with execs,” the supply mentioned.
“Nothing is ready in stone till ABC proclaims it publicly but it surely’s trying like, Greg would be the subsequent Bachelor.”
Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams additionally lately mentioned there is a man showing on Season 7 of the summer season spinoff, which simply premiered on August 16, who would make a terrific Bachelor as properly.
“I believe that everybody ought to anticipate Paradise to air earlier than we anoint anybody the following Bachelor,” Wells instructed former The Bachelor star Nick Viall on an episode of “The Viall Information” earlier this month.
“I believe that there’s one specific particular person that everybody goes to need to be the Bachelor,” Wells continued, “and whether or not or not they’re even out there to be the following Bachelor on the finish of it stays to be seen.”
Wells went on to verify Paradise has a Bachelor candidate by including, “There’s a huge star in Paradise this yr.”
After watching Bachelor in Paradise’s Season 7 premiere, Nick reasoned on his podcast that Wells will need to have been speaking about Joe “Grocery Retailer Joe” Amabile as a result of the endearing and quirky 35-year-old Chicago native appears to be receiving “a Bachelor edit.”
“I beloved Joe this episode,” Nick mentioned earlier this week. “I assumed there’s an actual honesty and earnestness… You may see him actually struggling [with his memories of ex Kendall Long]. I believe it’s extremely relatable.”
“He is in all probability probably the greatest individuals at proudly owning his awkwardness and leaning into it and never pretending he is not being awkward,” Nick added, “and that comes throughout very charming.”
In the meantime, a supply claiming to be Greg’s good friend for years beforehand described Greg as an over-confident “schemer” and “fame seeker” who is a “phony” and has allegedly manipulated girls prior to now and performed with their feelings.
Greg ended up breaking Katie’s coronary heart on The Bachelorette as a result of he mentioned Katie had failed to present him the validation and reassurance he wanted as soon as he poured his coronary heart out to her and declared his love.
Greg basically scolded Katie for being too targeted on her Bachelorette function when he desperately needed their relationship to be actual and for Katie to completely specific her emotions to him. The connection ended brutally and with obvious animosity on each side.
Katie ended up falling in love along with her final The Bachelorette winner, Blake Moynes, and the couple bought engaged through the Season 17 finale. They’re nonetheless blissful and collectively to at the present time.
Though Greg initially mentioned on After the Ultimate Rose he had “no regrets” about his The Bachelorette stint, Greg subsequently referred to as himself an immature “ass” and “petulant little one” for the way in which he had handled Katie throughout a latest look on “The Viall Information.”
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