Chad Johnson is dating Robby Hayes' ex-girlfriend of four years, Hope Higginbotham, whom Hayes allegedly dumped to appear on The Bachelorette.

Johnson, 28, posted a collage of three photos with Higginbotham, 24 -- including two of them kissing in each other's arms -- on Instagram Monday.

"While traveling this weekend, our paths crossed and I finally had the opportunity to meet Hope Higginbotham in person. Let me just say, she is even more beautiful in person!" Johnson captioned the image.

Johnson also took a shot at Hayes, who according to show sources, dumped Higginbotham to compete on Season 12 of The Bachelorette starring JoJo Fletcher.

"A great girl like her deserves so much better than someone who lies, cheats, and ends a four year long relationship in order to pursue fame on a tv show," Johnson wrote in a since-deleted portion of the same Instagram caption.

"You're amazing, I miss you already @hopealverta."

Hayes, 27, allegedly broke up with Higginbotham in January, when the season's casting process was occurring.

A friend of Higginbotham's told Us Weekly that she took the breakup really hard and was heartbroken.

Until now, that is! Higginbotham has clearly moved on with Johnson.

As shown in a preview for an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette, Hayes will deny having dumped his long-term girlfriend to go on the show when Fletcher confronts him about rumors brought to her attention by his fellow suitors.

Hayes allegedly admitted to the men he did such a thing beforehand.

Higginbotham and Hayes are both from Jacksonville, FL. Johnson, who was the bad-boy villain on this season of The Bachelorette, currently resides in Tulsa, OK. 

Based on Johnson's new romance with Higginbotham -- who is ironically the spitting image of Fletcher -- he clearly didn't last long on Bachelor in Paradise, as show producer Mike Fleiss revealed he was a member of the third-season cast earlier this month.

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