The pearly Virginia Beach tide is rapidly turning on Victoria Fuller, who, on this week’s The Bachelor, went through what might honestly might’ve been [Chris Harrison voice] the most dramatic hometown date ever on the Eastern seaboard. After sharing a nice boardwalk walk-and-talk date with Peter Weber, a friendly ex from Weber’s past — a fully blurred ex, for privacy reasons — showed up, warning Weber how terrible of a person Fuller allegedly is. “I don’t think you deserve who you’re on a date with right now,” she explained. “There’s been many relationships broken up because of her. I don’t think it’s a good relationship for you to be in … I’d hate to see that come to fruition for you.”
When Weber asked Fuller for her side of the story later in the evening, she stormed away right before they were due to meet her family at her childhood home. “I’m disgusted right now,” she huffed. “It’s so much drama all the fucking time.” Fuller would still go on to receive a rose, likely because she eventually told Weber that she’s falling in love with him. Kelsey Weier, a former pageant girl from Iowa who definitely got a Bachelorette edit, was sent home instead.
So what the hell was Weber warned about, and why didn’t he ultimately heed to the advice? In an interview with Us Weekly, Weber’s ex, a woman named Merissa Pence, said she ran in the same social group as Fuller when she moved to Virginia Beach a few years ago, and that they shared a “forced friendship” thanks to their mutual friends. “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 recalled. “She just thinks that the world revolves around her and she’s the hottest thing that’s ever hit this planet. 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 that’s not you at all. You’re always the one in the bar wanting attention.”
Being forced to be friends a small city is one thing, but Pence’s cryptic comment to Weber about “many relationships broken up” because of Fuller deserves to be unfurled a bit more. Per Bachelor spoiler maestro Reality Steve (please don’t continue reading unless you want spoilers), Fuller allegedly has a history of sleeping with her friends’ husbands in Virginia Beach, and that “a marriage or two” has been broken up because of her actions. “I have never had so many negative stories and as many people contact me about one person,” he wrote at the time, “than I have this season with Victoria Fuller.” Reality Steve also claims that the show’s production crew contacted a woman whose husband cheated on her with Fuller, in the hopes she would do an on-camera confrontation. She immediately declined.
As The Bachelor moves on to fantasy suites, the other scandal Fuller was embroiled in has seemingly come to its natural 5 Stages of Internet Outrage endpoint. She apologized for previously modeling for a photo shoot in White Lives Matter attire, saying that she “unequivocally reject the beliefs of the White Lives Matter movement or any propaganda that supports racism of any kind.” She still hasn’t commented on her DWI, though.