- Bachelor Peter Weber's ex, Merissa Pence, knows contestant Victoria Fuller.
- In an Us Weekly interview, she said that Victoria's real personality is totally different than her TV one.
- Victoria once threatened she'd slash Pence's tires for hanging out with one of her ex-boyfriends.
One of the reasons people love The Bachelor so much is that the show is constantly overflowing with drama. But, you know, its reality TV. So, when the drama spills into real life, fans are so, so here for it.
Well, grab some popcorn and pull up a seat, because Bachelor star Peter Webers ex, Merissa Pence, just spilled all the tea about frontrunner Victoria Fuller, and its juicy AF.
According to a new interview with Us Weekly , Pence apparently she used to be semi-friends with Victoria F. and says that the Bachelor contestant's "coy" TV persona is totally different from the "self-centered" person she is IRL.
Backing up a sec: Pence dated Peter for five months back in 2012, so way before his Bachelorette/Bachelor days. We had a great relationship, she said. It was casual and I got to meet his parents and his brother and we would just, like, hang out at his parents house and go out to lunch or dinner or whatever. Merissa also said she and Peter were friends for quite a while after [our breakup], but then I was in a serious relationship and Peter had started dating someone else as well, so we really didnt chat too much.
A few years later, Pence moved from Los Angeles to Virginia Beach, and that's where she met Victoria F. through some mutual friends. And that's also where the tension between the two started.
Victoria F.'s real personality is basically the opposite of her Bachelor one.
"Our first encounter was that she told me she was going to slash my tires because I was hanging out with one of her ex-boyfriends," Pence told the publication.
Still, Pence was in the same social circles as Victoria, so they saw each other often. Virginia Beach is a pretty small town. As time went on, I became friends with a girl who was best friends with Victoria, Pence said. And so we all kind of started hanging out and it just became more of like a forced friendship versus like I wouldnt, like, voluntarily go hang out with her.
Pence added that it was definitely weird when she learned Victoria F. would be vying for her exs heart on reality TV. Obviously I had my moment because Im like, you could possibly be with my ex-boyfriend and thats a little weird, but like, I never asked her not to go on the show or anything because thats silly, she said. But we went out one night for our friend Audreys birthday and it turned into the Victoria Fuller show because it was three weeks out that she was about to leave for The Bachelor and she just became a very self-centered person and we were all out for our friends birthday and she was just acting crazy. Just wanting all the attention and it was very distasteful.
According to Pence, the possibility of reality TV fame went to Victoria F.'s head.
During the weeks leading up to Bachelor filming, a switch flipped for Victoria. Shes like, Do you know who I am? And I was just like, Where is this coming from? So that just really rubbed me the wrong way, Pence recalled. And from then on I told our mutual friend, I was like, Look, Im never going to hang out with her again. Shes crazy. She literally has no respect for anybody around her and I just dont want to be associated with that.
Apparently, Victoria F. isnt shy IRL.
If there is a guy she wants, shes like, Hes mine. There is a one-way street there and nobody else is getting involved, Pence said. She just thinks that the world revolves around her and shes the hottest thing thats ever hit this planet. And actually the most disturbing thing so far of all of this was the lingerie episode that she just acted like she was this coy person. The people in Virginia Beach are even seeing that thats not you at all. Youre always the one in the bar wanting attention.
Worth noting: This info is coming from someone who also dated Peter, and, despite what Pence says in public, she could be feeling a little jealous about the whole thing.
Still, Victoria F.'s past seems pretty shady, according to Reality Steve.
Bachelor spoilers god Reality Steve has also come forward saying that hes gotten a ton of messages from people who say they know Victoria and that she isnt the person she pretends to be on TV.
**Spoiler alert** In October, Steve said he heard from a bunch of people about how Victoria was bad news and had even caused the breakup of a few marriages. "So I looked. And I found. And Im not talking about this happening once, or even twice. The info I was receiving was talking about her having done this three or four times," he wrote on his blog.
Victoria went on Instagram in November to address that there were rumors floating around about her online. There will be a time & place where I can defend myself, but for now I choose to wait, she wrote at the time. HOWEVER, bullying is NOT ok. Nor is it fair. Especially when casting judgement and basing opinions upon pure speculation, assumptions, & LIES.
Its worth pointing out that, while Victoria has acted like shes super shy on The Bachelor, shes also had moments like the fashion show, where she strutted down the runway in nothing but lingerie and then made out with Peter in front of tons of people. Is that what introverts are doing these days? IDK.
Victoria's also lashed out at some contestants (let's not forget her straight-up roasting of Mykenna) and repeatedly given Peter sh*t for reasons that are unclear.
Will the real Victoria F. please stand up?