Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise star Danielle Lombard lit up the internet on Tuesday with a Reddit AMA seemingly revealing secrets from Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. One comment in particular had Bachelor Nation holding our collective breath: It's long been rumored that Rachel Lindsay (who placed third on Viall's season) and Vanessa Grimaldi (Viall's former fiancee) didn't get along during their time on the show, though little-to-no drama was shown between them in episodes.
Lombard addressed the chatter in her AMA, telling one user, "Vanessa called Rachel something that was extremely derogatory. From what I heard it was bad. Vanessa had to be separated for the rest of the show."
ET spoke with Lindsay herself by phone on Wednesday to clear things up.
"One thing I know about Danielle [Lombard] is that she's not a liar," she tells ET. "But I do want to set the record straight on what happened between Vanessa and I."
Ultimately, Lindsay says she decided not to get into the details of what happened until now because Grimaldi and Viall went on to get engaged, and she, of course, became the Bachelorette. She isn't sure why the conversation between her and Grimaldi was never shown on air. "Maybe because at the end, the show is more about relationships than any drama, or because they didn't know how the audience would take each side of things. What Vanessa said was offensive."
Viall and Grimaldi ended their engagement in August. Since the Bachelorette finale, Lindsay is continuing her job as an attorney, happily splitting her time between Dallas and Miami to be with her fiance, Bryan Abasolo.