Looks like there’s been some trouble in paradise for Lace Morris and Grant Kemp. The pair — who met on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” — have called off their engagement.
Lace and Grant, dubbed Grace by fans, announced their split in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Lace told the publication that the decision was mutual, adding that individual issues were the largest factor in their decision to go their separate ways. Lace added that the timing of their engagement just wasn’t right, telling ET they still have a lot of “love for each other,” but can no longer make a relationship work.
“It really was mutual. 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,” Lace told ET.
While the pair were together they decided to get matching tattoos of their ship name, Grace. According to TMZ, Lace plans to keep her tattoo — which is located on her wrist — even after the split. She explained that the tattoo is more of a memento from her time on “Bachelor in Paradise” than it is about her relationship with Grant. She told TMZ it reminds her of the many good times they had together as well as her time on the ABC series. Grant is open to covering his, but he isn’t rushing back to the tattoo parlor.
As for her engagement ring, Lace plans to keep that as well. The ring is valued at around $100,000 and was not purchased by Grant. Production reportedly bought the ring and they’ve not yet asked for it back. Should they do so, Lace is more than willing to hand it over.
Lace and Grant got engaged during the Season 3 “Bachelor in Paradise” finale. The show aired in September. Lace previously appeared on Season 20 of “The Bachelor,” where she was vying for Ben Higgins’ heart. Grant competed for JoJo Fletcher’s love during Season 12 of “The Bachelorette.”