The two reality stars got engaged after finding love this summer on season 8 の パラダイスの学士号. But their romance was short-lived as Johnny, 26, and Victoria, 29, called it quits some time after filming concluded.
“She changed my whole perception on falling in love and getting engaged,” he exclusively told PEOPLE at the パラダイスの学士号 Red Carpet Tastemaker Event earlier this month. “She made me want to be ready for engagement too. It taught me a lot.”
While previously pursuing Gabby, Johnny ultimately chose to leave the ABC reality series after realizing he wasn’t ready for an engagement. Keeping that in mind, Johnny admitted he “was not aware” 彼がいた “ready for an engagement” while exploring his romance with Victoria in Paradise.
“I very much made it known that when I was coming down, that I don’t think engagement is on my radar,” 彼は思い出した. “それで, I quickly realized that I think it just took the right person to make me want to be ready.”
Though Johnny was still “緊張” about taking the leap, he has no regrets about popping the question.
“怖かった. It was just a lot of emotions. But after I got on a knee and asked her to marry me, I felt like this was going to be my first and forever, it’s a high,” 彼は言った. “I’ll chase that high. 本当に良いです. It was great.”
Johnny and Victoria came face to face to discuss their relationship’s demise during the reunion portion of Tuesday’s season finale. But Victoria — who previously appeared on ピーターウェーバー'NS 学士 season — also 確認済み that she’s now dating グレッグ・グリッポ から ケイティサーストン'NS 独身 季節.
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Rumors of Victoria’s relationship with Greg, 29, swirled as her love story with Johnny aired on パラダイスの学士号. The duo was even photographed together while traveling abroad.
Asked whether she cheated on Johnny, ビクトリアは言った “絶対違う。” But her now ex-fiancé begged to differ as he told Victoria: “I still consider talking to someone else while we’re working on our issues cheating or emotional cheating.”