The Bachelor alum Chris Soules reportedly sparked a romance with Victoria Fuller by sliding into her direct messages on Instagram.

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Victoria, a Virginia Beach resident who finished in third place on Peter Weber's The Bachelor season, has been spending time with Chris in his home state of Iowa during the coronavirus pandemic this week, Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone reported Wednesday.

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Victoria, 26, and Chris -- a 38-year-old farmer who starred on The Bachelor's 19th season -- recently began following each other on Instagram, and according to Us weekly, social media is how the pair first connected.

"Chris slid into Victoria's DMs," a source told Us. "He apparently DMs a lot of people."

Eagle-eyed fans believe they have proof Victoria has been staying at Chris' home in Arlington, IA.

A screenshot of Victoria chatting with fellow The Bachelor alums Lexi Buchanan, Natasha Parker, Sydney Hightower and Victoria Paul on Zoom featured a background that strongly resembles the inside of Chris' house.

Victoria was sitting in front of a tan leather couch with ivory and black throw pillows, and the living room-set matches Chris' couch on which he had posed for a picture in April 2017.

"I don't know how long this has been going on or how serious it is, but I can confirm that Victoria Fuller is currently together in Iowa for the week with Chris Soules. Discuss," Carbone tweeted earlier this week.

Victoria has coincidentally been quiet on social media since April 3, when she last posted a photo of herself in a white bra and matching sweatpants.

"Day 87 of quarantine. I now live in these sweat pants," she captioned the image.

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"Tried to organize my closet. Failed. Thought with all this extra time I would finish my book or take up dusting. I have not. Turns out I am just lazy. What is makeup? Buxton is over me. I am over me. Help."
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And Chris last shared a photo of himself over a month ago.

"Just waiting for spring to get here so I can plant corn," he captioned a March 12 photo showing the former The Bachelor star bending down in his cornfield.

Chris told Us in December 2019 that he had "given up" on finding his perfect match.

"I just think you know when you know, when you find it. I'm getting old enough to kind of learn that it's just about, like, when it's time, it will occur," Chris said, adding that he didn't have a timeline for settling down.

"As time goes by, I'm healthy, I'm semi-young, and when I meet the right person, it will be the right time."

It's possible Victoria and Chris may have bonded over negative press and being involved in controversy.

Victoria has been accused of being self-centered and attention-seeking, and while she came across shy and sometimes insecure on The Bachelor's 24th season, Peter's ex-girlfriend Merissa Pence argued it was all an act.

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Merissa, who lives in Victoria's Virginia Beach hometown and previously hung out with her considering they have mutual friends, told the magazine that Victoria broke up four marriages by having affairs with the married husbands.

Victoria also missed out on gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine's March digital issue because she had Instagram photos showing she had modeled "Marlin Lives Matter" merchandise created by White Marlin Marina, a marina in Maryland.

The merchandise promoted conservation awareness of marlin fish in 2016, USA Today reported, but Cosmo's editor-in-chief Jessica Pels said the slogan is "problematic" because she believes it's rooted in racism and her magazine stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

In addition, Victoria was admittedly emotional and dramatic on The Bachelor, and she and Peter bickered more than they got along while dating.

As for Chris, the former The Bachelor star was charged with a felony of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in which he had rear-ended a farm tractor with his pickup truck in April 2017 in Iowa, resulting in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher at the hospital.

TMZ had obtained the recording of Chris' 911 call, proving the reality TV star at least checked Mosher's pulse at the scene of the accident and waited for emergency responders to arrive before taking off and avoiding authorities.

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Prosecutors argued, however, that Chris should only have left the scene to seek necessary aid or report the accident to law enforcement authorities, neither of which he allegedly did.

Chris was arrested at his home several hours after the crash, after he allegedly refused to come outside and police were forced to obtain a search warrant, The Des Moines Register previously reported.

Chris was released from jail shortly afterwards on $10,000 bond and feared spending up to five years in prison.

Chris -- who was not charged with driving under the influence -- entered a not guilty plea in May 2017 to the charge of leaving the scene of the fatal accident.

His legal team's motion to dismiss the charge was reportedly denied in January 2018 before being brought to the Iowa Supreme Court, who then declined to hear Soules' appeal in February of that year.

Chris subsequently pleaded guilty in November 2018 to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of an accident, according to a local Des Moines news outlet.

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A judge reportedly approved a plea deal in August 2019 that imposed two years of probation for Chris and a suspended prison term.

In addition to starring on The Bachelor, Chris also competed for Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette's tenth season as well as Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars and the Food Network's Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.

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