The Virginia Beach native has, for the most part, flown under the radar on Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor, but that's all about to change next week. The promo at the end of Monday's episode of the ABC dating show featured Victoria getting a one-on-one date with Peter -- where her ex-boyfriend, Chase Rice, was the musical guest.
Was it a genius move by producers or a total coincidence? We'll find out more next week. For now, here's what to know about Chase and his past relationship with Victoria.
1. He's Been on Reality TV
Chase is a country singer now, but that wasn't always the case. He's got quite the varied resume, from being a former college football linebacker, former NASCAR pit crew member and former contestant on Survivor.
The 34-year-old competed on Survivor: Nicaragua in 2010, placing second to Jud "Fabio" Birza.
2. He Just Hit No. 1
The musician's first studio album, Friday Nights & Sunday Mornings, was released in 2010, and he's been making his name in country music ever since. Chase, who scored his first No. 1 single on country radio last year with his 2017 track, "Eyes On You," co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's song "Cruise."
He released his EP, Ready Set Roll, in 2013, and his dropped his full-length album, Ignite the Night, the following year. Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums.
Not much is known about the specifics of Chase and Victoria's relationship, but they did date before she went on the show -- and were serious enough (or recent enough) for her to be embarrassed by his appearance on her date with Peter.
"Chase and I dated," she nervously tells the Bachelor in the bombshell promo.
"Wait, what?" Weber asks before Victoria storms off, saying, "I can’t do this."
While speaking with ET's Cassie DiLaura at the CMA Awards in November, Chase said he was single -- and looking forward to connecting with the Bachelorette star at the event.
"Yeah, I need to go meet her. You're the second person to bring her up. Let's do it," he shared, noting he likes to meet a woman "in person." "It's like it's a cooler story if you're like... They're like, 'How'd you meet? Uh -- I met on Instagram.' Like, that doesn't sound cool."
"I clearly need to meet this girl now," he added of the now-Dancing With the Stars champ. "If she's a good dancer, she's gonna teach me, 'cause I'm not."
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