After being accused of dating Ali just for “fame”, Grant has defended himself by saying if that was the case, he would never have chosen the one girl on the island who wasn’t famous. Charming.
“If I was trying to chase fame by dating someone, I wouldn’t have dated the girl who hasn’t been on TV for years,” he told Daily Mail.
Ali, 31, appeared on the first season of The Bachelor back in 2013, and has kept a relatively low profile ever since.
Meanwhile, Grant, 29, appeared on the 2016 season of the US Bachelorette.
“I’ve actually spoken to Ali since and she was like, ‘I should’ve listened to you. You warned me.’ And I was like, ‘Yup, Grant just wants to be famous,'” Leah said.
“I feel really sorry for her – I don’t think she deserved to have her heart broken.”
Initially it was Leah, 25, who took an interest in Grant, but the two went their separate ways after just one date, and then Grant moved onto Ali.
“She really did want to find love and I think Grant just chose the easiest way of staying there,” continued Leah.
“She got caught in the crossfire.”
And it’s not the first time Grant has been accused of chasing fame instead of love. Right before his appearance on Bachelor In Paradise, a woman named Erin Aschow accused Grant of dumping her friend to appear on The Bachelorette.
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“Grant Kemp was in a serious, long-term relationship with a friend of mine. A beautiful, smart, witty, kind and all around fabulous woman,” she tweeted.
“He applied to be on The Bachelorette when they were dating and broke up with her (no explanation/shut off his phone) to chase fame on TV.”
Sounds like his reputation precedes him.
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