The Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s journey to find love is well underway, with several group dates and one-on-one dates already filmed for the season that premieres on May 23.
The third rose ceremony of the season was taped on Friday night, with more of JoJo’s “wild guys” going home without finding love with the 25-year-old Texas real estate developer. While she is rapidly eliminating the guys she doesn’t have an interest in, fans are anxious to find out if JoJo already has her heart set on one of the 25 guys cast for the show.
During an interview with Good Morning America on Friday (see video below), JoJo said that “sparks are flying” with some of the men who have made it through the first three rose ceremonies. She isn’t allowed to reveal who the guys are, but spoilers indicate that there are already at least two frontrunners for this season – musician James Taylor from Katy, Texas, and Jordan Rodgers, the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Last Thursday, JoJo was spotted on a one-on-one date with Taylor in Culver City, California. According to the Daily Mail, the couple shared a passionate kiss after their swing dancing date — perhaps this is one of the guys that she says she has “feelings” for? Either that or she is following in the footsteps of Bachelor Chris Soules and kissing everyone.
JoJo Fletcher and James Taylor’s Steamy Kiss – The Bachelorette – https://t.co/PCzoiWSDwE pic.twitter.com/KzJLfcZi90
— BOSS MIRROR (@BOSSMIRROR) March 26, 2016
Another rumored frontrunner is 27-year-old Jordan Rodgers. While there are no photos or details about her date with the Vanderbilt University graduate, Us Weekly’s source states that he and JoJo are “really hitting it off.”
Of course, Green Bay Packers fans are hoping he keeps giving Jordan roses all the way up to the hometown so they can get a glimpse of his brother, Aaron, on TV.
Ready for RC2!!! pic.twitter.com/eLaDoOlDNi
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 22, 2016
Filming for season 12 of the Bachelorette will continue until late April or early May. By then, more spoilers will leak out and fans will have an idea who JoJo Fletcher’s final two picks are.
Whether James and Aaron will be those guys is unknown at this time, but it is clear that JoJo has definitely moved on from her heartbreak over Bachelor Ben Higgins. From romantic dates to downright raunchy ones, she’s having a great time as the Bachelorette and doesn’t seem to be looking back.
“I am connecting with these guys. I’m having fun with them. I’m actually feeling feelings.
“I want to be engaged. I want marriage. I want a family, so I feel like this could happen right now.”
When asked about her post-show relationship with Ben, JoJo tells Good Morning America that she doesn’t talk to Ben, but she does stay in touch with his fiancée, Lauren Bushnell. Does that mean she would sit on the bride’s side at their wedding or not show up at all? Time will tell, but it sounds like she has no interest whatsoever in Ben.
“Ben and I don’t communicate…I spent those last couple of days and weeks [after taping the finale] trying to recover from my breakup with Ben.”
If what her ex-boyfriend, Chad Rookstool, is saying is the truth, she wasn’t really in love with Ben anyway. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, Chad revealed that he got back together with JoJo after she finished filming the final rose ceremony on Ben’s season and they were “intimate” until she left to start filming her season of the Bachelorette earlier this month.
“JoJo told me, ‘Chad, come on, you know it was TV,” Rookstool said when he was asked if JoJo fell in love with Ben.
He went on to say that JoJo went on the Bachelor for “career purposes” and told him she wasn’t “leaving forever” when she signed the Bachelorette contract. Is it possible that she is not as serious about finding love as Mike Fleiss says she is?
JoJo is taking this very seriously. She really did love @benhiggi and wants what Lauren has…
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 18, 2016
Fans will find out soon enough if JoJo gets engaged or leaves the show and gets back together with Chad. The Bachelorette season 12 premiere airs May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
[Image via JoJo Fletcher Instagram]