Now, as Ali prepares to star as Australia’s new Bachelorette, Grant has opened up to WHO exclusively about her wild partying while they were together and the shocking details behind her split from her fiancé prior to her appearance on Bachelor in Paradise.
“Ali had been engaged for, like, three months before going on Bachelor in Paradise so once the show finished I asked her to explain the situation, like why did they break up,” Kemp says. “She kind of ended up accidentally spilling to me that she had met her ex fiancé because she used to have sex with his older brother [prior to meeting her ex].”
Grant, who appeared on the US version of Bachelor in Paradise in 2017, says Ali's confession was a “red flag.” “I was like, ‘Are you joking? You were sleeping with this dude’s older brother and now you’re going to marry him?”
Adding further fuel to the fire, Grant says Ali's behaviour when she was under the influence of alcohol was also troubling.
“When we were on the show,they limited our alcohol consumption so nobody ever got as drunk as they would if they went out on a Friday night with all their friends,” he says. “I never actually saw Ali drunk until the first time I visited her in Adelaide and we had been wine tasting all day with all of her friends.
"We ended up at a bar in Adelaide somewhere with one of her good friends and she was just getting really drunk. Then, all of a sudden in the middle of the bar, she just goes out of nowhere, ‘Hey, watch this,’ and I looked over and she had a glass with gin and tonic in her hand and in the middle of the bar she punches the glass out of her own hand and the drink flies on everyone and she just starts laughing like nothing is wrong. I was like, ‘Are you joking? You really just did that in the middle of a bar. We should go.’ That’s pretty bad. I was completely embarrassed.”
Grant's shocking claims come just days after Ali, 32, revealed to WHO that she was saddened by her ex’s accusations.
“Of course I’m upset,” Ali says of Grant's cheating claims. Grant says that while he doesn’t regret his time on Bachelor In Paradise, he does wish he had spent more time with fellow cast member Lisa Hyde.
“That’s probably the only thing I would change about it,” Grant adds. “But there’s not much I can do about that now.”