Next week is the hometowns and The Bachelor is going to meet the families of his final four contestants.
But not without the drama!
Peter’s ex-girlfriend Merissa Pence knows Victoria Fuller and will show up to talk to him before he meets her family.
Merissa and Peter dated briefly in 2012.
“We had a great relationship,” she told Us Weekly. “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. We 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 didn’t chat too much.”
And then Merissa met Victoria three years ago through mutual friends.
“We became friends when I moved back from LA. 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.”
Merissa became friends with Victoria’s best friend 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,” she said. “And so we all kind of started hanging out and it just became more of like a forced friendship versus like … I wouldn’t, like, voluntarily go hang out with her.”
She then found out that Victoria is going to be on Peter’s season of The Bachelor.
“Obviously I had my moment because I’m like, you could possibly be with my ex-boyfriend and that’s a little weird, but like, I never asked her not to go on the show or anything because that’s silly.”
“But we went out one night for our friend Audrey’s 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 friend’s birthday and she was just acting crazy. Just wanting all the attention and it was very distasteful.”
“She’s 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. And from then on … I told our mutual friend, I was like, ‘Look, I’m never going to hang out with her again. She’s crazy. She literally has no respect for anybody around her and I just don’t want to be associated with that.’”
Merissa also revealed that Victoria is just putting out an act on the show.
“If there is a guy she wants, she’s like, ‘He’s mine.’ There is a one-way street there and nobody else is getting involved. She just thinks that the world revolves around her and she’s the hottest thing that’s 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 that’s not you at all. You’re always the one in the bar wanting attention.”