Grant Kemp covers up "grace" tattoo he inked with ex-fiancee Lace Morris on 'Bachelor in Paradise'
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/25/2017
Grant Kemp has officially covered up the tattoo he got with ex-fiancee Lace Morris right before they got engaged.
Kemp and Morris got matching "grace" tattoos to seal the deal on their love in Mexico towards the end of Bachelor in Paradise's third season in Summer 2016, but the pair announced in November they had decided to "mutually" split and end their engagement.
Now, a couple of months later, Kemp has removed his ex from his life by adding another tattoo to his body.
Kemp covered the "grace" script -- a cute combination of the names Lace and Grant -- with a large, black rose.
"Cover up over the Grace tattoo by @saarnimoses this isn't me throwing shade, just moving on," Kemp captioned a photo of the ink on Tuesday.
A rose, however, is still very significant to The Bachelor franchise, so maybe Kemp doesn't want to totally forget about his history with Morris. (Either that or Kemp is comparing his romance with Morris to a dead rose).
Kemp got the new tattoo at Black Heart Tattoo in San Fran, according to TMZ, and the work was done by artist Moses Saarni.
Morris has seemingly kept her "grace" tattoo, but maybe she will change her mind now that Kemp got rid of it. After all, Morris revealed earlier this month she's not even on speaking terms with the San Francisco firefighter.
"So I'm finally now just starting to go on dates and talk to men, and it feels good. It feels refreshing," Morris, a real estate agent in Denver, Co, previously told Us Weekly. "And Grant seemed to move on a little bit quicker than I expected him to after our breakup, so I was a little shocked by that. But I took my time for myself, and I am healthy."
Kemp was spotted on a date with another woman, Olga Safari -- who could pass for Morris' long, lost twin -- in mid-December. The pair chatted with TMZ outside of a nightclub and said they met while shooting a modeling campaign.
"Grant and I just both realized some differences, and we had enough respect to end it when we did instead of pulling it along longer than we needed to. But it just wasn't working. It just wasn't working," Morris elaborated of the split, adding that there's definitely not a chance for them to get back together.
Morris initially competed on Ben Higgins' twentieth season of The Bachelor, while Kemp competed to win JoJo Fletcher's heart on Season 12 of The Bachelorette.