Victoria confirmed she and The Bachelor Season 19 star have ended their romantic relationship during a recent interview on former The Bachelor star Nick Viall's The Viall Files podcast, according to People.
"I am just living my best life," the former The Bachelor Season 24 bachelorette reportedly told Nick.
"We went a separate direction," Victoria said of her relationship with the Iowa farmer, whom she began dating in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"But I respect him so much. I think he's an amazing man. I just think that like right now, I'm in such a different place than he is... And I'm not moving to Iowa anytime soon."
According to Victoria -- who competed for Peter Weber's heart when Season 24 of The Bachelor aired on ABC earlier this year -- she is now focusing on herself.
"I just want to focus on me. It's been so much about other people this year that I just really wanna like hone in on what I want to accomplish and like what I want to get out of this year and looking forward to my career in the future," Victoria told Nick, People reported.
"I still talk to him all the time. I think he's amazing and we are a lot alike, but I just want to focus on myself right now."
However, Victoria also reportedly suggested she and Chris could reconcile in the future and called their relationship "complicated."
"He's not your person, at least at this stage in your life," Nick told Victoria, according to People.
"Well, we don't know that," Victoria replied. "We talk every day... So I'm going to leave that open."
"I'm just living my life and he is an amazing man and he deserves somebody super awesome who's willing to like go to Iowa and live in Iowa and right now I'm just not there yet. Maybe I will be in a couple years."
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"She was like, 'I think he's single and he's very attractive, you should talk to him,'" Victoria recalled Kelsey saying.
While reports had swirled Chris slid into Victoria's DMs on Instagram to initiate conversation, Victoria clarified, "He ended up texting me [in March], and we connected."
"Some people said he slid into my DMs, but he literally owns an iPhone 2 and can barely send out a text! But if he had, I would have responded."
During her new interview with Nick, Victoria elaborated a bit more on Kelsey's involved.
"Chris and I met through a mutual friend, Kelsey Weier... She set us up," she explained, People reported.
"She was talking about how there's only three people from Iowa that have ever been on The Bachelor and she was one of them and Chris was one of them. And I was like, 'Oh, Chris is cute. Why haven't you ever talked to him?' And she was like, 'Oh well,' you know, whatever, I don't really know what her response was. But she was like, 'I have his number. I can reach out to him.' So she basically just like set it up and he ended up texting me within like five minutes of her giving him my number."
Victoria reportedly said she found Chris' quick texts "so endearing."
"I was like that's so sweet. So he immediately texted me and then we FaceTimed and we talked to each other on the phone and through text and then three weeks later I was in Iowa," she told Nick.