Hot tea! Bachelor contestant Victoria Fuller is bringing the drama to season 24 and Peter Weber is in for a wild ride. She was making headlines way before the January 6 premiere date, and there’s a lot to unpack about her relationship history, time on the show and what all the fuss is about.

In addition to being romantically linked to country music singer Chase Rice, Reality Steve revealed that two weeks before filming even began, he started receiving claims that the 25-year-old had a reputation in her hometown of Virginia Beach of dating married men — three or four to be specific. The gossip outlet also claims that the reality show’s production team is looking into these accusations behind the scenes, which means viewers may see it all play out on the show.

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The medical sales rep took to Instagram on November 22 and refuted the claims. “I’d like to start off by saying thank you to all of my family [and] friends for the overwhelming support. Even to the strangers who have reached out to show me kindness. THANK YOU,” she began a lengthy caption on Instagram to accompany a photo of her kissing her dog. “The RUMORS you are hearing are FALSE. There will be a time [and] place where I can defend myself, but for now, I choose to wait.” This also led fans to believe that these claims will be brought to light on the reality show — perhaps on Women Tell All or After the Final Rose?

“HOWEVER, bullying is NOT OK. Nor is it fair. Especially when casting judgment and basing opinions upon pure speculation, assumptions [and] LIES,” she continued before gushing about her sweet pup. “With that being said — On my best days [and] especially on my worst days, I look to a friend. The best friend I’ve ever had in my life. He does not judge me for what I look like. He does not throw stones when I am down. He makes me smile when I am mad. Licks my tears when I am sad. Lays on my chest when my anxiety is through the roof. And paws my face when I can’t get out of bed some days to tell me, ‘Hey! I’m here. You’re enough. Remember that.’ That friend is my black lab, Buxton.”

It sounds like the brunette beauty is looking for someone who adores her as much as her pet. “She wants a man who can love her through the good, the bad and the ugly. She wants a man who can not only give her unconditional love, but can also give that love to her dog Buxton because they are a package deal,” her ABC bio reads. “Victoria says that it’s hard for her to know someone likes her unless they are expressing it to her verbally.”

The Bachelor Nation contestant concluded her lengthy statement by adding, “Just remember … we all have a story.”

We’re going to be seeing a lot more of Victoria … just wait!