In looking back at his on-screen breakup with Katie Thurston on "The Bachelorette," Greg Grippo now admits that he didn't represent himself well.
"I sadly wasn't looking at it through Katie's lens in that exact moment," he said while on "The Viall Files" podcast with Nick Viall. "Looking back on it, watching for the second time with all the viewers, yeah it came off like an a–. It came off like a petulant child at times and I regret it because, you know, at the end of the day she didn't deserve that."
Greg was the apple of Bachelor Nation's eye (and seemingly Katie's) for most of the season of the ABC show, but he got frustrated with the process and with the Katie's unwillingness to verbally open up to him about her feelings. Greg, 28, was visibly displeased with Katie's reaction to his love confession on the penultimate episode of the season. "I just love looking at you," she told him after he said he was in love and that she "filled a hole" in his heart.
Because of this, Greg, who Katie admitted was a frontrunner, dramatically walked away from the show.
"It just wasn't fair to her," Greg now tells Nick.
In the aftermath of Greg's exit, rumors of Greg's alleged acting aspirations floated around the Internet, and many accused him of faking the fight to show off his acting chops. On the tense "After the Final Rose" special, Katie touched on the rumor and claimed that Greg never loved her. She even accused him of "gaslighting" her, which she also did on Instagram.
With her feelings toward Greg still raw, Katie got engaged to Blake Moynes on the season finale of the show. She hinted on Instagram that she will move to Canada for her new fiance.