If you see me tonight sitting alone at a bar somberly nursing a strong drink and forlornly staring off into the distance, you can blame it all on Lace Morris and Grant Kemp (also known as Jacked Squidward). The couple – engaged after getting together on Bachelor in Paradise – have broken up, and your boy is in a glass case of emotion. Love is officially dead to me.
Per ET Online:
Bachelor in Paradise couple Grant Kemp and Lace Morris have gone their separate ways. The pair’s engagement was revealed on the BIP season finale on Sept. 6, but ET has learned that, just days ago, Morris moved out of their San Francisco home. The two had not yet begun planning a wedding, and both tell ET they’ve ended on good terms.
“It really was mutual,” Morris says. “We both have our issues we need to work on, and we can’t really give each other what we need at this time. It’s just not the right timing. We have so much love for each other, and it’s weird because the chemistry is there, and I’m thinking, ‘Why can’t we make this work?’ But it’s just not possible right now.”
I would say that Lace and Grant probably regret now getting those stupid tattoos that say “Grace,” the vomitrocious combination of their first names, but there’s simply no way that those tats crack either’s list of top ten dumb ideas.
Lace was definitely a wild stallion, and after her candle burned bright – briefly but bright – on Ben’s season of The Bachelor, I didn’t think she’d be the kind of girl to settle down. And this was all confirmed when I started following her wild escapades through Denver on Snapchat. But then she went on Paradise, and after a brief run in with The Chad, seemed to actually find something good in Grant. She moved from Denver to San Francisco to be with him, and I followed their journey closely through her Snapchat stories. They were always working out together, going to Giants games, brunching, bouging it up. I was actually envious; they seemed really happy. But behind every happy Snapchat story, there’s always a dark side.
“For a month, we were kind of starting to bicker, and it was a thing of, something’s got to give,” Morris explains. “It was a cycle we couldn’t break…I think he’s an amazing man. I’m super sad that it ended, but I know it’s for the best right now.”
Kemp agrees, adding that he has “a lot of respect” for Morris. “She’s a great person,” he tells ET. “There were things we were trying to work on that we expected to get better with time, and unfortunately it kind of went the opposite way.”
The two admit extreme circumstances tested their relationship. “When you’re in a regular relationship there’s already challenges you face,” Kemp says. “We did everything backwards.” Yet, both are open to returning to reality TV. “I don’t regret any of the choices I made,” he shares. “I don’t regret going on the show…It kind of fast-forwarded our whole situation. We figured everything out now that it takes most people a couple years to figure out.”
Still, Kemp and Morris had their ups and downs on Paradise, so, will they ever reconcile? “I think the odds are definitely against us,” he says. “But I know the person that she is. That’s the person I wanted to marry.” For now, they’re staying friends, but keeping a distance in the wake of the split.
“I could only pray or hope that there is a future with us,” says Morris, who has already moved back to Denver. “I see one, but I just don’t know when. Now I have to take it day by day and fix my issues, he can fix his. … But I pray we’d have a future, because we had something really special.”
Relationship: dead. Cause of death: bickering. Bickering?! Like an old married couple!? Hundo P that’s not what happened at all. Lace doesn’t “bicker.” She barks. She complains. Her words are biting; they pierce your skin. And hey Grant, what do you mean it usually takes years for couples to figure their shit out? I watched Lace for like five weeks total on reality TV and I’ve got her all figured out and there’d be no way I’d let her move in with me after knowing her just a few weeks.
They both seem to be way too amicable about this breakup. My money on what really happened? Lace was about four bottles of vino deep one night when Grant flipped on the television, saw Cecily Strong’s Lace Morris impersonation on Saturday Night Live, he laughed, she flipped out, he didn’t make eye contact with her during the fight, and she bit his ear off.
RIP in peace, Grace. Remember, their love is not really dead, as long as we remember it. I, for one, will never forget. .
[via ET Online]
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