‘The Bachelorette’ star Katie Thurston hints she lashed out at Greg Grippo on ‘After the Closing Rose’
The Bachelorette‘s Season 17 finale is ready to air on Monday, August 9 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, with a two-hour finale episode adopted by the one-hour After the Closing Rose particular.
Whereas After the Closing Rose has aired as a reside section for many seasons prior to now, it was already filmed late final month this season, presumably resulting from the truth that this fall’s The Bachelorette season with Michelle Younger reportedly already started filming on July 30.
The Bachelor Season 24 bachelorette Madison Prewett, who competed on Peter Weber‘s version, tweeted on July 26, “By no means belief your tongue when your coronary heart is wounded. Hush till you heal.”
And Katie replied on Twitter, “Ought to have learn this earlier than AFR.”
Katie’s tweet seems to trace she and Greg had a heated altercation on After the Closing Rose and the previous couple’s reunion was not fairly or amicable.
ABC has additionally confirmed in a press launch for the ultimate episode that Katie and Greg had “a tense confrontation” once they met nose to nose at The Bachelorette: After the Closing Rose to debate his sudden departure.
The After the Closing Rose particular was co-hosted by former The Bachelorette stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams, who have been joined by a studio viewers to look at the ultimate moments of Katie’s journey to search out love unfold.
The Bachelorette viewers simply watched Greg dump Katie and break her coronary heart on the present’s August 2 episode, however Katie has led followers to consider she’s been indignant with Greg for months now.
Katie was caught “liking” and later “unliking” a meme in June that learn, “When the man subsequent to you is getting interrogated about desirous to be [The Bachelor star] and you’ve got gotta faux to be disgusted whereas hiding your appearing profession aspirations,” in response to 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.
The meme poked enjoyable on the truth The Bachelorette villain Thomas Jacobs had admitted to occurring the present to hopefully grow to be the subsequent The Bachelor star, however a supply informed The Solar that Greg is paradoxically “looking for fame” and needs to grow to be an actor.
The supply additionally claimed Greg had attended a prestigious appearing college in New York Metropolis and was “mendacity” about his advertising profession on the present. (Sources later claimed Greg is “a phony” and his “nice-guy” persona was all an act).
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.
Greg’s sister Samantha Collova reportedly then dished it proper again to Katie.
The Bachelor fan Instagram account @Bachelorteaspill posted a screenshot of Samantha’s since-deleted remark that learn, “@thekatiethurston likes this submit however was such a supporter of eradicating the toxicity and imply women when she was on [Matt James]’s season, you’d suppose if these intentions [were] real she’d had simply as a lot of a problem with this submit as effectively.”
Samantha allegedly added within the remark, “Actually dissatisfied on this.”
As well as, Katie appeared to accuse Greg of gaslighting her throughout their breakup dialog.
Katie took to her Instagram Tales on Monday, August 2 whereas The Bachelorette‘s penultimate episode for Season 17 was airing and posted a picture on Instagram Tales that learn, “So that you wish to discuss gaslighting.”
Katie’s Instagram Tales submit linked to a “Gaslighting” slideshow submit on one other Instagram account that features a definition for gaslighting.
The Instagram slideshow defines “gaslighting” as “a type of emotional abuse or psychological manipulation involving distorting the reality as a way to confuse or instill doubt in one other particular person to the purpose they query their very own sanity or actuality.”
It additionally lists the next as indicators of gaslighting: “mendacity, discrediting, deflecting blame, minimizing, shifting blame and denying wrongdoing.”
Whereas Katie did not identify Greg straight and even point out her The Bachelorette breakup, followers have been led to imagine she was referring to Greg because the gaslighter since social media was buzzing about their brutal breakup on the time and lots of Twitter customers had even referred to as Greg out for emotionally manipulating Katie.
Bachelor Nation has been conflicted over whether or not Greg was really gaslighting Katie or whether or not he had each proper to react the best way he did contemplating Katie had primarily dismissed his emotions as soon as he poured his coronary heart and love out to her.
The Bachelorette bachelor Connor Brennan, for instance, wrote in a since-deleted tweet that there was “no gaslighting” in Greg’s final dialog with Katie, however Week 2 eliminee John Hersey mentioned anybody defending the best way Greg had acted is “extraordinarily unhealthy.”
Kaitlyn additionally mentioned on the “Click on Bait with Bachelor Nation” podcast she thought Greg’s “ego” bought in the best way and his response to Katie was “bullsh-t.”
After Katie met Greg’s household on his hometown date, Greg expressed to the Bachelorette via tears how he was head over heels in love together with her and wished to suggest marriage. He mentioned Katie had crammed a gap in his coronary heart from his father’s passing, however then Katie stared at him longingly and mentioned in reply, “I simply love taking a look at you.”
The following day, Greg, showing to be in a really confused and susceptible state, confronted Katie in her resort room and primarily scolded her for focusing an excessive amount of on roses and the competitors facet of the present slightly than on their “actual” relationship and his want for some validation.
Katie tried to point out how a lot she cared for Greg by assuring him that he’d obtain a rose and he had been her “No. 1 because the starting,” however Katie’s try to put Greg comfy solely infuriated him extra and worsened the scenario.
Greg accused Katie of being guarded and making him really feel like simply “a quantity” on her record. He informed the Bachelorette that she was making him really feel “sick” and he was subsequently “so performed” together with her and the method.
Greg subsequently stormed out of Katie’s resort room and determined to give up the present, which left Katie bawling in a rest room and questioning if she ought to finish The Bachelorette course of early since she had misplaced her confidence and felt “destroyed.”
The Bachelorette‘s August 2 episode led to a cliffhanger, with Katie uncertain of whether or not she might proceed courting and really fall in love with considered one of her Closing 2 bachelors, Justin Glaze and Blake Moynes.
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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Affiliate Editor of Actuality TV World and has been overlaying the fact TV style for greater than a decade.