JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette may end with a romantic proposal, but the live After the Final Rose special that airs on August 1 may feature one of the most talked-about breakups since former Bachelor Jason Mesnick ended his engagement to Melissa Rycroft and told runner-up Molly Malaney he was still in love with her.
Is JoJo still engaged to her final pick? Will their relationship come to an end on the ATFR special, or will she try to get past multiple cheating allegations and stand by her man? Here's what Bachelorette fans can expect in the coming weeks as well as some intel on the current status of her relationship with the guy who gave her a stunning Neil Lane engagement ring at the final rose ceremony.
[Warning: Bachelorette Season 12 spoilers ahead]
We HAVE to talk about this cliffhanger, #BachelorNation. https://t.co/4S52zAtsZRJordan Rodgers has been the clear front-runner on this season of the Bachelorette, and despite some bumps along the way, blogger Reality Steve confirms that Jordan and JoJo get engaged during the final rose ceremony that was filmed in early May.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) June 8, 2016
However, recently released statements from several of Rodgers' ex-girlfriends, combined with his admission that he "wasn't the best person" in a past relationship, reportedly has JoJo questioning her future with the former pro football player.
On the upcoming episode of The Bachelorette (Episode 5, June 20), fans will get the hint of what's to come between JoJo and Jordan. In the preview provided by ABC, Fletcher questions Rodgers about one of his ex-girlfriends during their one-on-one date in Uruguay. (See the video below)
Although she doesn't mention his ex's name on-screen, there's a good chance that she is talking about Brittany Farrar, the same woman who recently called Jordan out on social media for being a cheater.
Did he cheat? https://t.co/dcuzN8Vvu2ABC released the video just a few days after Reality Steve released emails he received from women who met Rodgers through a dating website, Raya, and others who were friends with girls he allegedly hooked up with.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) June 17, 2016
"I am currently on Raya, an 'exclusive' dating app... this is where Jordan comes in. We matched before what I'm not assuming is his time on the show. He told me he lived in Nashville, and we met up at the SuperBowl in SF. We continued talking until a few months ago, when I found out he matched with another friend of mine and slept with her after a couple 'dates' (more of a couple nights out at the bar). I never text him back after that."Is it possible that producers knew that Rodgers had a "cheating" past and wanted to prepare JoJo ahead of the fallout that would (and did) happen when filming wrapped up?
(Cont).."He sent my friends & I similar messages w/ almost identical pick up lines..He had NO IDEA we were all friends & comparing messages"Although that could be the reason that they had her ask him about cheating on the show, it didn't change her mind when it came to giving Jordan the final rose.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 10, 2016
However, now that there are multiple accusations of cheating leveled against Jordan, is it having an impact on JoJo's post-show relationship with the former pro football player?
JoJo tells Us Weekly that despite hearing rumors about Jordan prior to filming, she was "indifferent" to the warnings she received from friends. She may feel differently now that stories about his infidelities continue to surface online, but won't be able to address her relationship status until the season finale and the After the Final Rose special airing on August 1.
Reality Steve states that JoJo is still engaged to Jordan; she's in for a "bumpy ride" in the coming weeks, but she may "stand by her man" during the After the Final Rose ceremony.
With rumors that both Jordan and JoJo are hoping the show will lead to "bigger and better gigs" in the future, Steve states that it's possible they may stick together for the sake of fame. How long their relationship lasts is anyone's guess, but with the track record of couples on the show getting married, it won't come as a big surprise if Jordan and JoJo issue a heartfelt breakup letter to the media a few months down the road.
Do you think JoJo Fletcher will eventually marry Jordan Rodgers, or will they stick together for the fame and break off their relationship when they fade from the spotlight?
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