Katie Thurston Seemingly Accuses Greg Grippo of “Gaslighting” Her After He Exits The Bachelorette

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After Greg introduced Katie to his family, and told them she was "the one" and the girl he was going to marry, Greg also poured his heart out and told Katie he was falling in love with her. However, Katie didn't quite reciprocate, which sent Greg to his breaking point. Katie claimed she was holding out on telling any of the guys "I love you" until the very end, but despite that argument, Greg just knew that Katie wasn't on the same page as him.

Greg visited Katie in her suite to share his thoughts as he told her, "When I expressed that I do love you, I felt like I was telling that to a stranger. I don't know why. This whole entire time has just felt like Katie to me, and that night, here I was, thinking that I was expressing my love to my future wife, and you didn't even feel it. You just completely dismissed it in my eyes."

Greg went on to say that he didn't care about the roses anymore, or whether he was "number one" among the remaining three men. To him, it doesn't mean anything unless "it's real."

Greg told Katie, "All I was asking for was just for you to be real with me. The fact that there's a list right now, that's hurtful to me. You think I care about a rose next week if it wasn't real between us? What does the rose mean at this point, you know? What, that we're gonna move on to Fantasy Suites and what, I'm gonna make love to you, and then what? I thought that we were more than that. I thought that you thought of us more than that."

Katie was clearly at a loss for words as she attempted to comprehend what Greg was telling her. Ultimately, Greg told Katie he didn't think she gets it and doesn't get where he is at this point in the game.

The dramatic fight between Katie and Greg had been teased all season long and did not disappoint as Greg stormed out of the room, down the stairwell and out of the building. Katie chased after him and got down on her knees to beg him not to leave, but Greg ultimately stormed off again saying he was "done." After crying on the floor for a minute, Katie decided she was "done," then locked herself in the bathroom and said what she really wanted… was for producers to book her a flight home.

Surprisingly, Bachelor Nation quickly turned on their golden boy, pointing out how he went from "the love of our lives to a complete sociopath" and even accused him of gaslighting Katie.

bachelor nation watching greg go from the love of our lives to a complete sociopath #TheBachelorette #bachelorette pic.twitter.com/udPy1YSSOs

— cate hicks (@cateehicks) August 3, 2021

Katie why are you on your knees for this gas lighter #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/OWOyu50gez

— Allison the disney Diva is fully vaccinated (@Daviesallison1A) August 3, 2021

Greg after his scripted, gaslighting monologue to Katie. #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/nvhy1cyGeU

— Kate Jackson (@KKaurova) August 3, 2021

You know who would never gaslight Katie #TheBacheloretteABC #Bachelorette #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/NZ3zalSZUN

— Katlynn Hauber (@hauber_katlynn) August 3, 2021

Katie's conclusion in her journey to find love, and whether or not fantasy suites week will still happen with her remaining suitors, Blake Moynes and Justin Glaze, seems to be a little unsure as next week's episode is the season finale. Will she get Greg back? Will she really exit The Bachelorette early? Or will she move forward and ultimately say "yes" to Blake or Justin? We'll just have to wait until next week to find out.

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Katie Thurston Suggests Greg Grippo Gaslighted Her as Bachelor Nation Weighs In on Split

Us Weekly 04 August, 2021 - 03:30am

All is fair in love and roses? Not so fast. Katie Thurston and Greg Grippo’s Bachelorette breakup has fans and former contestants split.

Things went awry for the 30-year-old former banking manager and the 28-year-old New Jersey native during the Monday, August 2, episode of The Bachelorette after he opened up about the loss of his father during his hometown date, telling Katie that she “fills” the hole in his heart for the first time since the family death.

“I think you’re beautiful and I think you’re great. I didn’t know I was going to fall in love with you. I didn’t know that. And I am in love with you. You just make me the happiest I’ve ever been. I see it with you. This is real to me,” Greg said. “I haven’t been this vulnerable with anybody in my life. I don’t know what else to show you at this point or what else to tell you at this point. I know in my heart I’m not going to have any regrets after this. I’m not going to get down on one knee twice. It’s a one-deal thing for me.”

Katie, who previously told ABC cameras that she was waiting to say “I love you” to one contestant until the end of the journey, left Greg confused when she longingly stared at him. When he asked what she was thinking, Katie replied, “I just love looking at you.”

The awkward moment led Greg to doubt his feelings for Katie, catching her off guard. “I’ve never felt like you’ve wanted to give up until right now,” she said, which upset him further.

After ending the night on rocky terms, Greg showed up at Katie’s hotel room the following day.

I told my mom that you were The One. I was telling my whole entire family that. I truly felt that in my heart and wanted to express that to you. I expressed that I do love you. I felt like I was telling that to a stranger. I don’t know why. This whole entire time has felt like Katie to me, and that night, I was thinking that I was expressing my love to my future wife, and you didn’t even feel it,” he said. “You just completely dismissed it in my eyes.”

When Katie pointed out that she told Greg’s family that he was getting a rose this week, he snapped.

“I don’t give a f—k about the rose. I was just telling you that you filled a hole in my heart,” he said. “I’ve never given up on you. I’ve fought so hard for you here … As much as it hurts me, I’ve reached my breaking point with this. I gave you everything. I really hope you find something.”

Katie, who noted she “can’t even comprehend” Greg’s point, was very emotional as she questioned what she did wrong. In the end, he decided to quit the show.

“I’m, like, shaking. I don’t even know what to say. I’m shocked. I want to leave, if I’m being completely honest, because I didn’t see any of this happening,” she told Greg before he stormed out. “I really don’t know what to say, because I have given you everything. I’ve been nothing but honest with you the entire time, and I felt nothing but confidence in us the entire time until that very final moment of that night.”

While Katie made a point to sign off Twitter before her breakup with Greg started airing, she later took to Instagram to seemingly make her feelings known, sharing a post that reads, “So you want to talk about gaslighting.”

The Instagram slideshow included a definition for the term, referring to gaslighting as “a form of emotional abuse or psychological manipulation involving distorting the truth in order to confuse or instill doubt in another person to the point they question their own sanity or reality.” The account also listed lying, discrediting, deflecting blame, minimizing, shifting blame and denying wrongdoing as signs of gaslighting.

The three-hour season 17 finale of The Bachelorette airs on ABC Monday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET. Scroll through for Bachelor Nation’s differing takes on Katie and Greg’s split:

“I know he opened up to her and she said ‘the wrong thing’ but shutting down emotionally being like, ‘wut, nothing’s wrong why would you think that’ and then punishing with silence is emotional manipulation 101,” the Bachelor season 22 alum captioned a video of Katie and Greg’s first fight during Monday’s episode.

While watching the second argument, Bekah wrote, “I can’t believe people are justifying this because of his trauma from his dad passing. Completely unacceptable and toxic behavior.” 

“To Greg.. it wasn’t about what place he was in, it wasn’t about The Bachelor, it wasn’t about the rose. It was about his heart,” the Bachelor season 20 second runner-up tweeted. “Tonight’s episode will go down in history as the best episode ever, because it’s a little reminder that real love isn’t about playing games or following the rules. Real love doesn’t hold back #TheBachelorette.”

“I care for Katie and Greg very much,” the fellow Bachelorette season 17 contestant wrote via Twitter. “Their love was sooo real! Hate to see Katie like that. Most importantly hope they get to smooth things over they’re two very good humans with a lot of great moments together.”

The season 21 Bachelor was joined by Wells Adams to discuss the split on his “Viall Files” podcast. While Nick noted that he empathizes with Katie because he knows “how hard it is to be in her position,” he added that her response to Greg “pouring his heart out” was “surface level.”

“I wouldn't have done what Greg did. But I'm just trying to empathize and put myself in Greg's shoes to understand, like, what his logic was,” Nick explained. “And then Katie once again for, like, the fourth time this season is just like, ‘You don't seem happy.’ And he just talked about his father and he's crying. I'm just like, ‘What?’  … It didn't add up. I didn't understand Katie's response, like, at all and while I wouldn't have handled myself like Greg … I felt like Greg was this like, ‘I’m so fragile right now and so vulnerable that I can't get down on one knee and propose and not know, it's me.’ And I know he signed up for The Bachelorette. But that's I'm just saying that's to me how it flipped and I understand why. … It felt like Greg was just like, ‘I don't know what I signed up for, but I need this to be real and it doesn't seem real to you.’”

While both men insisted they weren’t on “teams,” Wells noted Katie “gave a lot of positive affirmation to Greg, more so than anybody else thus far on the show.”

He explained, “What annoyed me about Greg was that, like, he didn't understand how the show works. … I blame Ben Higgins for this because he all of a sudden changed the script on everyone. And, like, was just telling people willy nilly that he loves them. And, like, that just screws up everything, because then we don't have the normal beats of the show. And then it gives it, it makes it so you can end the show early,” the BiP bartender told Nick. “For all of [Greg’s] faults in all of this, he should have given her a little bit more grace in the whole situation.”

The BiP season 4 alum called Katie and Greg’s conversation “painful” via Twitter, but also shared a red flag emoji.

“I’m getting the strong vibe that Greg is sabotaging this on purpose. If you aren’t into her be a man and tell her you want out rather than gas lighting the situation,” the Bachelorette season 15 contestant tweeted. “My theory: Greg got further than he expected/wanted and pushed the eject button real quick.”

The Bachelorette season 14 runner-up recorded himself watching the episode live via Instagram Stories. “She is giving him as much as she can. To try and respect the other men she’s not saying, ‘I love you’ because she wants to save that until the very, very end,” Blake said, noting he would be thrilled if Becca Kufrin gave him the affirmations that Katie gave Greg during the 2018 season. “But this is the most I’ve ever seen a Bachelorette give a contestant before the end. … You’ve got to remember how hard it is for Katie too.”

During their second fight, Blake noted Greg is “making points,” but he’s “not doing it in the right way.”

“I’m two minutes into what appears to be a 30-minute conversation with Katie and Greg and I have two words: preoccupied attachment. Not a bad thing, but probably not a good thing for a contestant on the Bachelor or Bachelorette,” the Bachelor season 23 contestant said via Instagram Stories. As the conversation continued, Elyse yelled, “Stop interrupting her! Don’t ask for validation and then interrupt her!”

The cohost, who comforted Katie during the episode, teased there was more to come with the Bachelorette and Greg. “AFTER THE FINAL ROSE,” she replied to a post which read, “I want to discuss Katie and Greg’s argument.”

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Bachelorette’s Connor B. Defends Greg After Katie's ‘Gaslighting’ Comments

Us Weekly 03 August, 2021 - 06:22pm

Team Greg! Connor Brennan defended his fellow Bachelorette contestant Greg Grippo after Katie Thurston hinted that the finalist gaslighted her ahead of their breakup.

“Relationships are nuanced. Breakups are nuanced. Sometimes there’s not a good guy or a bad guy,” Connor B., 29, wrote via Twitter on Monday, August 2, after fans watched Greg, 28, walk away from the ABC show and leave Katie, 30, in New Mexico. “Sometimes cameras and tweets can’t accurately capture the complexity of real life. Kindness is free, love is complicated.”

One Twitter user, however, wasn’t buying the TV personality’s explanation amid Greg’s messy split from Katie.

“And sometimes manipulative gaslighting turns into physical abuse and the perpetrator excuses it because his friends defend him,” the user wrote in response. “This is an opportunity to still support your friend and acknowledge he crossed a line and encourage him to get help before it escalates.”

Connor doubled down on his comments, responding, “There was no gaslighting in this episode, there was a fight between two people that you saw maybe 20 percent of.”

The teacher later reposted another one if his tweets via his Instagram Story to again show how much he loves his former castmate. “Greg wondering what Connor B is up to back on the outside #TheBachelorette,” the original tweet read.

The Nashville resident shared a screen shot of the picture, adding, “Rebranding my Twitter as yet another @greggrippo fan account.”

Katie and Greg’s fallout on Monday’s episode caused a stir among a lot of Bachelor Nation fans. While some people felt that Greg’s confession that he was in love with the Bachelorette and that he told his mom she was “The One” was sweet, others thought he was being manipulative.

During the episode, the Washington native told Greg that she loved looking at him before revealing that she told his family that he would be receiving a rose that evening. That comment, however, caused the New Jersey native to blow up at the former bank manager.

“I don’t give a f—k about the rose. I was just telling you that you filled a hole in my heart,” Greg said before choosing to exit the show. “I’ve never given up on you. I’ve fought so hard for you here … As much as it hurts me, I’ve reached my breaking point with this. I gave you everything. I really hope you find something.”

Katie, for her part, took to Instagram after the episode aired and hinted that Greg’s explosion was somewhat planned. She shared a post that read, “So you want to talk about gaslighting.”

The slideshow included a definition for the term, referring to gaslighting as “a form of emotional abuse or psychological manipulation involving distorting the truth in order to confuse or instill doubt in another person to the point they question their own sanity or reality.” The account explained that signs of gaslighting include lying, discrediting, deflecting blame, minimizing, shifting blame and denying wrongdoing.

The three-hour season 17 finale of The Bachelorette airs on ABC Monday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Bachelorette’s Connor B. Defends Greg After Katie's ‘Gaslighting’ Comments

Access 03 August, 2021 - 06:22pm

Team Greg! Connor Brennan defended his fellow Bachelorette contestant Greg Grippo after Katie Thurston hinted that the finalist gaslighted her ahead of their breakup.

“Relationships are nuanced. Breakups are nuanced. Sometimes there’s not a good guy or a bad guy,” Connor B., 29, wrote via Twitter on Monday, August 2, after fans watched Greg, 28, walk away from the ABC show and leave Katie, 30, in New Mexico. “Sometimes cameras and tweets can’t accurately capture the complexity of real life. Kindness is free, love is complicated.”

One Twitter user, however, wasn’t buying the TV personality’s explanation amid Greg’s messy split from Katie.

“And sometimes manipulative gaslighting turns into physical abuse and the perpetrator excuses it because his friends defend him,” the user wrote in response. “This is an opportunity to still support your friend and acknowledge he crossed a line and encourage him to get help before it escalates.”

Connor doubled down on his comments, responding, “There was no gaslighting in this episode, there was a fight between two people that you saw maybe 20 percent of.”

The teacher later reposted another one if his tweets via his Instagram Story to again show how much he loves his former castmate. “Greg wondering what Connor B is up to back on the outside #TheBachelorette,” the original tweet read.

The Nashville resident shared a screen shot of the picture, adding, “Rebranding my Twitter as yet another @greggrippo fan account.”

Katie and Greg’s fallout on Monday’s episode caused a stir among a lot of Bachelor Nation fans. While some people felt that Greg’s confession that he was in love with the Bachelorette and that he told his mom she was “The One” was sweet, others thought he was being manipulative.

During the episode, the Washington native told Greg that she loved looking at him before revealing that she told his family that he would be receiving a rose that evening. That comment, however, caused the New Jersey native to blow up at the former bank manager.

“I don’t give a f—k about the rose. I was just telling you that you filled a hole in my heart,” Greg said before choosing to exit the show. “I’ve never given up on you. I’ve fought so hard for you here … As much as it hurts me, I’ve reached my breaking point with this. I gave you everything. I really hope you find something.”

Katie, for her part, took to Instagram after the episode aired and hinted that Greg’s explosion was somewhat planned. She shared a post that read, “So you want to talk about gaslighting.”

The slideshow included a definition for the term, referring to gaslighting as “a form of emotional abuse or psychological manipulation involving distorting the truth in order to confuse or instill doubt in another person to the point they question their own sanity or reality.” The account explained that signs of gaslighting include lying, discrediting, deflecting blame, minimizing, shifting blame and denying wrongdoing.

The three-hour season 17 finale of The Bachelorette airs on ABC Monday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Bachelorette’s Connor B. Defends Greg After Katie's ‘Gaslighting’ Comments

Refinery29 03 August, 2021 - 06:22pm

Team Greg! Connor Brennan defended his fellow Bachelorette contestant Greg Grippo after Katie Thurston hinted that the finalist gaslighted her ahead of their breakup.

“Relationships are nuanced. Breakups are nuanced. Sometimes there’s not a good guy or a bad guy,” Connor B., 29, wrote via Twitter on Monday, August 2, after fans watched Greg, 28, walk away from the ABC show and leave Katie, 30, in New Mexico. “Sometimes cameras and tweets can’t accurately capture the complexity of real life. Kindness is free, love is complicated.”

One Twitter user, however, wasn’t buying the TV personality’s explanation amid Greg’s messy split from Katie.

“And sometimes manipulative gaslighting turns into physical abuse and the perpetrator excuses it because his friends defend him,” the user wrote in response. “This is an opportunity to still support your friend and acknowledge he crossed a line and encourage him to get help before it escalates.”

Connor doubled down on his comments, responding, “There was no gaslighting in this episode, there was a fight between two people that you saw maybe 20 percent of.”

The teacher later reposted another one if his tweets via his Instagram Story to again show how much he loves his former castmate. “Greg wondering what Connor B is up to back on the outside #TheBachelorette,” the original tweet read.

The Nashville resident shared a screen shot of the picture, adding, “Rebranding my Twitter as yet another @greggrippo fan account.”

Katie and Greg’s fallout on Monday’s episode caused a stir among a lot of Bachelor Nation fans. While some people felt that Greg’s confession that he was in love with the Bachelorette and that he told his mom she was “The One” was sweet, others thought he was being manipulative.

During the episode, the Washington native told Greg that she loved looking at him before revealing that she told his family that he would be receiving a rose that evening. That comment, however, caused the New Jersey native to blow up at the former bank manager.

“I don’t give a f—k about the rose. I was just telling you that you filled a hole in my heart,” Greg said before choosing to exit the show. “I’ve never given up on you. I’ve fought so hard for you here … As much as it hurts me, I’ve reached my breaking point with this. I gave you everything. I really hope you find something.”

Katie, for her part, took to Instagram after the episode aired and hinted that Greg’s explosion was somewhat planned. She shared a post that read, “So you want to talk about gaslighting.”

The slideshow included a definition for the term, referring to gaslighting as “a form of emotional abuse or psychological manipulation involving distorting the truth in order to confuse or instill doubt in another person to the point they question their own sanity or reality.” The account explained that signs of gaslighting include lying, discrediting, deflecting blame, minimizing, shifting blame and denying wrongdoing.

The three-hour season 17 finale of The Bachelorette airs on ABC Monday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET.

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