It was an awkward moment on The Bachelor Monday night (Jan 27) when Peter Weber brought bachelorette Victoria Fuller to a Chase Rice concert, eventually finding out the two had dated at one point.
Actually, “dated” might be a bit of an exaggeration, Chase told the folks on the Fitz in the Morning radio show they were never in a relationship.
“We spent a night together in Charlotte, she’s a cool chick, from what I know of her,” he explained. “You know, I got no problem with her. I got no problem with him. You know, I knew she was going on the show.”
Oddly, despite having been a contestant on the brutal CBS reality show, Survivor, Chase was “really surprised” by the blind side. His manager and publicist told him, “‘Don’t even worry about that, they’re not going to do that to you, that’s a weird coincidence, but they’re not gonna — there’s no way they would do that to you. They’ve never brought somebody else in like that, surprised the guest on the show.’”
“So the fact they did that to me, it’s over the top, it’s unnecessary, I didn’t expect it,” the country music star continued. “But at the end of the day, it happened.”
Chase was “really pissed off” because all he wanted to do was promote his songs, “Lonely If You Are” and “Eyes On You.”
“I wanted absolutely nothing — if there’s anything I ever wanted, it’s to have nothing to do with the drama of that show,” he said.
Listen to the interview here, with the Chase segment beginning at the 55-minute mark.