Shortly after viewers witnessed Johnny DePhillipo and Victoria Fuller dissect the ins and outs of the failed relationship on the reunion portion of the Bachelor In Paradise season 8 finale, the 26-year-old is reflecting on the good impact their romance had on him. Johnny, who previously appeared in Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s season of Bachelorette, where he pursued Gabby, admitted his encounter with Victoria changed him for good.
Notably, the reality stars crossed paths on the just concluded eighth season of Bachelor In Paradise, where they quickly fell in love. Before long, Johnny popped the big question and received a yes in return from Victoria Fuller. Their engagement shocked viewers, as just months prior, the realtor chickened out of the ABC show because he was not ready for an engagement. However, his perception changed after meeting Victoria on Bachelor In Paradise over the summer.
Victoria Fuller Changed Johnny DePhillipo On Bachelor In Paradise
While speaking to People at the Bachelor In Paradise Red Carpet Tastemaker Event, Johnny DePhillipo went candid about the big change that prompted his unexpected engagement to Victoria Fuller. He divulged:
“She changed my whole perception on falling in love and getting engaged. She made me want to be ready for engagement too. It taught me a lot.”
The former health insurance agent admitted that until his life-changing encounter with Victoria, he never realized he was ready for an engagement. In fact, before embarking on his BIP journey, he made it clear to those concerned that an engagement was off his radar. In the end, it only took the right person to change his mind.
Manning Up To Propose Was Scary
Even after realizing he was ready to take the leap, Johnny DePhillipo felt nervous about popping the question. Eventually, he decided to man up and follow his heart. He divulged:
“It was scary. It was just a lot of emotions. But after I got on a knee and asked her to marry me, I felt like this was going to be my first and forever; it’s a high. I’ll chase that high. It’s really good. It was great.”
Sadly, Johnny DePhillipo and Victoria called it quits shortly after their Bachelor In Paradise season ended. Discussing the demise of their romance during the season’s finale, the realtor insisted the 29-year-old cheated on him by talking to someone else while they were dating. But Victoria claimed otherwise, accusing her former fiancé of calling her names, prompting her to move on. She has since confirmed her new relationship with Greg Grippo after weeks of speculations.