Earlier than she made her debut on Bachelor in Paradise season 8, Victoria Fuller fell for former Bachelor Chris Soules amid the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
“Chris and I met by a mutual pal, Kelsey Weier, who was additionally on the present — [Peter Weber‘s] last 4 shout-out. She set us up,” the mannequin revealed throughout a September 2020 look on the “Viall Recordsdata” podcast. “She was speaking about how there’s solely three folks from Iowa which have ever been on The Bachelor, and she or he was considered one of them and Chris was considered one of them. And I used to be like, ‘Oh, Chris is cute.’ … So she principally identical to set it up and he ended up texting me inside, like, 5 minutes of her giving him my quantity.”
Fuller continued: “I used to be like, ‘That’s so candy.’ So, he instantly texted me after which we FaceTimed and we talked to one another on the telephone and thru textual content after which three weeks later, I used to be in Iowa [with him].”
The Virginia native was first linked to the season 19 Bachelor in April 2020, after followers started noticing that the pair had been posting comparable images whereas in quarantine. One month later, Fuller confirmed the connection — and her keep on Soules’ Iowa farm by posting a photograph posing on his espresso desk.
“Farm life,” she wrote through her Instagram Story on the time.
Although they often gushed about their relationship, Fuller confirmed 4 months later that that they had referred to as it quits. “I’m simply dwelling my finest life. We went a separate path, however I, like, respect him a lot and I feel he’s an incredible man. I simply assume that proper now, I’m in a special place than he’s,” the truth TV character instructed Nick Viall in September 2020. “I’m not shifting to Iowa anytime quickly, so I simply need to concentrate on me. It’s been a lot about different folks this yr, that I simply actually need to hone in on what I need to accomplish.”
On the time, Fuller added that their break up was amicable and that they nonetheless spoke to one another often. “I nonetheless speak to him on a regular basis. I feel he’s wonderful. We’re so much alike, however I simply need to concentrate on myself proper now,” she defined, earlier than joking, “I’m not a farmer, however I do know so much about f—king corn now.”
Soules, for his half, described his ex as a “nice particular person,” whereas speaking in regards to the breakup throughout a November 2020 look on Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti‘s “Nearly Well-known” podcast.
When requested in regards to the motive they break up, the farmer added that he prefers to maintain his love life non-public: “Relationships are onerous sufficient, you recognize? Some issues are finest left unsaid.”
Preserve scrolling to see the whole timeline of Fuller and Soules’ romance: