‘Finally,’ we thought.
‘We can forget about that very vivid story about the stairs.‘
For anyone who somehow... missed the stairs incident, and/or erased it from their memory, I'll try to keep this as brief as possible:
When Ali and Grant broke up shortly after Bachelor in Paradise (before it had even aired, to be precise), Grant told the media there was a salacious story behind the end of their relationship.
Speaking to Kyle and Jackie O in May, Grant described the moment he caught a "guy going down on [Ali] on the stairs" to his apartment. "I kicked her out that night," he said.
“This guy was my friend and she was the one who wanted to have a threesome and she told him that. So I took her to the other room and asked if that was true. She said no and [later on], I walked back into that. That’s what happened.”
After staying quiet for months, Ali finally responded to the claims in September, telling Stellar magazine, "My major reason for not saying anything is that I don’t want to give him any ammunition or any reason to keep coming back in the limelight, which is what he wants."
"He wants to keep on grabbing those headlines. It speaks volumes for who he is really," she said.
But just as Australia was preparing to watch The Bachelorette, the Daily Mail published a story that threatened to take the spotlight off Ali's big moment, and back onto the goddamn stairs.
Grant appears to have shared his private text messages from March with the publication, in an attempt to provide evidence of Ali's cheating.