Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher will hand out her final rose in two weeks, and despite a season that’s been filled with drama, host Chris Harrison states that JoJo’s journey to find love is the real deal — especially when it comes to frontrunner Jordan Rodgers.
During an interview with CBS Sports analyst Doug Gottlieb, Chris Harrison was asked if the relationship between Jordan and JoJo is real or if she is into Jordan “simply for the cameras.”
“No, it’s 100 percent [real]— from the moment he got out of the limo he was one of the top dogs for sure,” Harrison told Gottlieb. “I mean it’s pretty obvious that they have chemistry, they get along. No doubt she loves the fact that his brother is Aaron Rodgers, but he’s also a good-looking guy, he’s an athlete, he carries himself well. From the moment he arrived he was one of the leaders.”
When asked if JoJo is interested in Jordan because of his brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Harrison admitted there is “no doubt” that Fletcher loves the fact that Jordan is Aaron’s brother, but it’s not really a big deal and “at best she could get tickets to Lambeau Field out of the deal.”
And that’s if Jordan actually had a relationship with his brother. During a one-on-one date in Argentina, Jordan admitted to JoJo that he isn’t close to his brother and it’s a topic that will surface again during the hometown dates episode (July 18).
“I have a great relationship with my brother Luke,” Jordan told JoJo during their date in Argentina. “Me and Aaron don’t really have that much of a relationship… It’s not ideal. I love him… it’s just how things go right now.”
According to People magazine, Jordan will tell JoJo during hometowns that his brother Aaron “doesn’t need to be a topic” of conversation when she meets the rest of his family at their Chico, California, home.
For some reason, JoJo decides to talk about him anyway with Jordan’s father and brother Luke (video preview below) because it wouldn’t be the Bachelorette without a little pot stirring.
Although Chris Harrison says that Jordan and JoJo’s relationship is real, some fans are doubtful that the couple will make it long-term considering the rumors of Jordan’s past infidelities and the non-existent relationship he has with his brother.
Is it just too much drama for a brand new relationship — especially one that will continue to be scrutinized by the media for weeks to come?
According to Reality Steve, he is certain that his spoilers will turn out to be 100 percent correct this season and fans will see Jordan propose to JoJo at the final rose ceremony that airs August 1.
Although she hasn’t leaked out any photos online like Bachelorette Kaitlyn and Shawn did last season, she certainly hasn’t downplayed her feelings for Jordan Rodgers — perhaps the gossip surrounding the former NFL player hasn’t hit her yet or she just doesn’t care?
“Right off the bat, I was always myself around him,” JoJo recently told People magazine. “We laugh a lot together. And our last date was a breakthrough on an emotional level…hearing him tell me he was in love with me for the first time was the perfect ending.”
If the spoilers — and JoJo’s hints about her final pick — turn out to be true, fans will see JoJo show off a massive Neil Lane engagement ring and her new fiancé, Jordan Rodgers, on the After the Final Rose special that airs after the August 1 season finale.
Do you think Bachelorette JoJo’s relationship with Jordan Rodgers is the real deal, or will it crash and burn after the finale airs?
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