Faddoul and Grodd got engaged in the finale and had a wedding ceremony in June 2015 on the season premiere of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. They ended their relationship in June 2016 while revealing they were never officially a married couple.
The love between Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd was immediately apparent when they tied the knot in a private beach ceremony on an episode of Bachelor in Paradise in 2015.
Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd Relationship
Although it appeared that Grodd & Faddoul, who first met on BiP in summer 2014, were ready to embark upon a new journey together as husband and wife there were some things they were not ready for.
Grodd exclusively tells PEOPLE that “it just seems like [Lacy] transformed,” when she looks back. “Her priorities changed and she changed what she wanted in her life. She was a completely different person than when we first met and were engaged.”
He says, “It became toxic at times.” She was extremely controlling. I was more appeasing. I would not want to fight. We couldn’t get over many of the obstacles. That made her change her mind, I believe.”
The couple did not legally marry during the ceremony. They had discussed their plans for their wedding when Grodd returned to Marine Corps training so that they could include close friends.
He says, “When I returned, it was just very different with her.” It was almost like we were putting off our plans. It was the end of our relationship.
He says, “She didn’t want to live with me anymore.” She wanted to be free to spend time with her family again. After I returned, things changed dramatically. It was not the ideal situation to plan a California ceremony.
Faddoul had previously stated to PEOPLE that she wanted to start her own family immediately. Grodd however says that Faddoul’s perspective has changed.
He explains, “I don’t know if it was me or in general, but she denied wanting to have children at this stage in our lives.” “I don’t know if it was me or the relationship, but she didn’t see it as a long-term or with me.
Grodd admitted that he didn’t get closure with Faddoul but he said he doesn’t regret it.
He says, “At that time, I thought: ‘That’s exactly what I wanted. It’ll get better.'” I regret trying to appease her, and trying to get back in some way.
He says, “I tried to do everything possible – send flowers daily, buy gifts, and take her out to dinner. It looked like everything was done on my part. It was easy for her to end the relationship. It was impossible to force her into it.
Grodd, who hasn’t seen Faddoul for more than two years, says that he is ready to get on with his life.
He says, “I think Lacy is done for good.” “From what I have seen of her over the past six months, 10 month, and a year, she is not the woman I want my children with and to have a family with.”
He concluded, “I think that it’s good to be gone.”