Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul seemed to really find love on Bachelor In Paradise. They even appeared to seal the deal in a televised wedding.
However, it turned out the on-camera ceremony wasn't a legal wedding. After Grodd told Life & Style that the couple weren't speaking, the former pair have now officially split and Grodd is revealing to People Magazine where their relationship went awry.
"Looking back now, it just seems like [Lacy] became a different person," Grodd told People Magazine. "Her priorities changed, what she wanted in life changed. She was just a very different person from when I first met and got engaged to."
Grodd went on to say, "It became a toxic relationship at times. She was very controlling. I was more of an appeasing person. I wouldn't want to fight. There were a lot of barriers that we couldn't overcome. I think that that made her change her mind."
The couple planned on legally getting married after Grodd returned from training with the Marines. However, once Grodd came back, things went sour.
"She didn't want to live together anymore. She wanted to be able to take time apart again. Things just drastically changed after I got back," Grodd revealed. "It wasn't the best situation to start planning a ceremony here in California."
According to Grodd, he tried to win Faddoul back over and convince her to stay together, but his efforts were in vain.
"I was trying to do everything in the book – send her flowers every day, buy her presents, take her to dinner. It seemed like everything was on my end. There was no effort on her end with the relationship," Grodd said. "That's the only thing I regret doing is trying to force it."
Now, it seems Grodd has given up on trying to make the relationship work, even though it sounds like Faddoul gave up on it a long time ago.
"I think Lacy and I are done for good," he said. "From what I've seen of her the past six months, 10 months, a year, that's not the woman I want to have my kids with and have a family with."
Last week, Faddoul shared a cryptic message on Twitter while live-tweeting The Bachelorette. She posted the quote, "You don't go to a relationship to get a life. You go to a relationship to share a life."
Sounds like someone's throwing shade. I'd be interested to hear her side of the story, too.
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