Danielle Lombard Spills Behind the Scenes 'Bachelor' Drama: 'Vanessa Stabbed Me in the Back'
Danielle Lombard Spills Behind the Scenes 'Bachelor' Drama: 'Vanessa Stabbed Me in the Back'
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Danielle Lombard has some very interesting stories about her time on The Bachelor. The season 21 contestant, who competed for Nick Viall before joining the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise, answered some questions during a Reddit AMA, where she revealed surprising details about Viall's ex fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi and Lombard's experience in the summer reality dating spin-off.



In February, Reality Steve reported that Rachel Lindsay and Grimaldi had a verbal confrontation, which did not make it on air. Referring to that controversial incident, Lombard claims that Grimaldi called Lindsay something that was extremely derogatory.  "From what I heard it was bad. Vanessa had to be separated for the rest of the show," Lombart said on Reddit.

Shortly after Lombart's Reddit AMA, Lindsay reacted to Lombart's statement by telling Entertainment Tonight, "One thing I know about Danielle [Lombard] is that she's not a liar." 
"Vanessa told me that I used 'aggressive' tones with her, and I was very upset by that," she said. "There are so many stereotypes placed on African-American women." 

As for the "derogatory word," Lindsay revealed, "She called me a 'bully', and for her to use that phrase was offensive to me. She had no examples to match it. ... I also felt as a special education teacher who works with children, she was using the word frivolously." 

But Lindsay isn't the only who has clashed with Grimaldi. Lombart herself has admitted about her beef with the former Bachelor winner.
 
"Jeez. Where to start. Vanessa stabbed me in the back and tried to get everyone else in the house to hate me, while I was gone on my date and never talked to me about the things she didn't like even though we were supposedly friends," Lombard wrote. "Then she tried to do something similar to Rachel later on."

According to Lombard, Grimaldi's beef with Lombart played a factor in Viall's breakup with her. 
"She's reached out to all my friends, but never apologized to me...I also feel like Nick deleted the photo of the two of us on Instagram because she has such a big issue with me," she revealed.

As for Bachelor in Paradise, where she got caught in a love triangle with Dean Unglert and Kristina Schulman, Lombart wished that the show featured her other relationship.  "I wish they would have aired my relationship with Ben [Zorn] because I think it shows I wasn't pursuing Dean," Lombard said. "I also wish they showed more of my in depth conversations with Dean. The things he said to me, versus what he said in his ITM's were completely different."

What do you think of Lombard's revelations? Were you surprised about her stories about Grimaldi?


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