Greg, a 27-year-old marketing sales representative from Edison, NJ, has been a frontrunner since the start of Katie's The Bachelorette season since he received her First Impression Rose and first one-on-one date, but it now appears there may be some bad blood between them.
Katie was caught "liking" and later "unliking" a meme that reads, "When the guy next to you is getting interrogated about wanting to be the bachelor and you've gotta pretend to be disgusted while hiding your acting career aspirations," according toUs Weekly.
The meme was posted by The Bachelor Season 22 alum Bekah Martinez's podcast "Chatty Broads" on Tuesday and featured Greg putting his hand over his face in distress.
The photo of Greg appearing to be annoyed was in reference to a scene that aired on Monday night's The Bachelorette episode in which Thomas Jacobs admitted during a group date he had signed up for the show to promote his career and have a platform.
Katie's other bachelors therefore began questioning Thomas' intentions and whether he was truly developing sincere feelings for Katie.
Thomas later admitted in the episode the idea of possibly becoming the next The Bachelor star had crossed his mind when agreeing to compete for Katie's heart on The Bachelorette this year.
Katie also subsequently took to her Instagram Stories and posted a video of herself listening to Olivia Rodrigo's breakup anthem "Traitor," which many fans believed was The Bachelorette star slamming Greg once again, Us reported.
Greg was recently accused of trying to "pull a fast one" on Katie by portraying himself as a marketing sales representative when he's actually an "actor" who is "seeking fame," according toThe Sun.
Greg has allegedly done some on-camera work but scrubbed the evidence from his social-media accounts and LinkedIn profile to give the impression he's not trying to use the show for a leg up in the entertainment industry.
Greg also apparently graduated from William Esper Studio, an NYC acting school, in 2019, and the show has made no mention of it. There is also no mention of Greg having attended this school on his public accounts.
Greg's LinkedIn page says Greg only began working for Mondo marketing in November 2020, meaning he became an employee at the company only a few months before leaving to film for The Bachelorette this year.
However, Greg's family apparently has his back!
After Katie reportedly "liked" and "unliked" the meme about Greg's shady aspirations to become an actor, Greg's sister Samantha Collova reportedly dished it right back to Katie.
The Bachelor fan Instagram account @Bachelorteaspill posted a screenshot of Samantha's since-deleted comment that reportedly read, "@thekatiethurston likes this post but was such a supporter of removing the toxicity and mean girls when she was on [Matt James]'s season, you'd think if those intentions [were] genuine she'd had just as much of an issue with this post as well."
Samantha allegedly added in the comment, "Really disappointed in this."
Bekah -- who competed for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s heart on The Bachelor's 22nd season -- made it known, however, her meme about Greg was intended to be light-hearted and funny.
In the face of backlash, Bekah wrote in the comments section of her meme post, "IT'S A JOKE PEOPLE, I WENT ON THE SHOW 4 CLOUT TOO OKAY. I JUST HATE GREG."
Katie previously told Us that she had decided to give her First Impression Rose to Greg because it seemed like he was being authentic and true to himself with his nerves and anxiety on full display. Katie thought Greg's lack of confidence was actually "endearing" at the time.
After Katie and Greg embarked on the first one-on-one date of The Bachelorette's seventeenth season in which they went fishing and camping, Greg seemed totally smitten with Katie.
And Katie, in turn, said in a confessional that Greg seemed "really sweet" and "amazing."
"Am I falling for him? I mean, it feels like it," Katie admitted.