Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher expressed concerns about Robby Hayes during her hometown date on Monday night, questioning him about his ex-girlfriend of four years, Hope Higginbotham.
Now, Hope is speaking out about her relationship with Robby, something that will have many fans wondering if JoJo knew enough about him to make a sound decision at the hometown dates rose ceremony that was filmed back in May.
According to blogger Reality Steve, Hope reached out to him via an email to set the record straight about her relationship with Robby, a 27-year-old sales rep from Jacksonville, Florida.
During Robby’s hometown date that aired on Monday night, Robby had a conversation with his mother who told him that Hope’s roommate called him out for abandoning their relationship to go on The Bachelorette.
However, Reality Steve states that Bachelorette producers made Robby’s mother blame it on Hope’s roommate when, in fact, the information came right from his spoiler site. He goes on to say that the story Robby tells on TV is quite different from what really happened.
According to Robby, his relationship with Hope was “so bad” that he should have “ended it nine months earlier.” But he didn’t — instead he took that “bad” relationship and went to Italy with Hope in November 2015, something that was well documented on both of their Instagram pages.
Even better? One of Steve’s readers pointed out that she congratulated him for turning 27 on January 5 on her Facebook page and wrote “that she loved him” — less than eight weeks before filming for The Bachelorette got underway.
Robby & Hope went 2 Italy together in Nov of last yr. But according 2 him, the relationship was so bad, he should've ended it 9 mos earlier— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) July 19, 2016
Then a month after Italy, on Xmas Day, they take this pic together. pic.twitter.com/y7XFBPpeJs— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) July 19, 2016
On Monday night, Steve promised his followers that he will share the contents of Hope Higginbotham’s email on his blog at some point on Tuesday. It’s a no-brainer that she’s going to call him out for lying, but the details should be interesting.
While fans wait to hear what Hope has to say in her email to Reality Steve, there is plenty of other information out there about the Robby situation. One story involves and insider who has some intel on Hayes’ relationship with Hope; the other is Robby’s reaction to all the negative press he’s been getting.
According to OK! Here’s the Situation’s insider, Hope spent more time with Robby’s family “than she did with her own” and would she “loved him and his family.”
“Like every couple with their ups and downs through time they were the couple you jokingly see photos of or out and about and ask when are y’all getting married?! It seemed Robby was still growing out of his fraternity college life and Hope still in school but they were the cutest couple.”
People reports that Robby is trying to clear the air about the “lying and fame-seeking” accusations after being called out for allegedly ending his four-year relationship to seek fame — and possibly the star of the next Bachelor — on The Bachelorette.
His biggest concern? That JoJo would question his honesty because he fell in love with her. He feels that he “worked hard” to be honest with her, and his past was the “chink in the armor” that would prevent his relationship with The Bachelorette from working out.
Fans who can’t wait to read what Hope revealed to Reality Steve should follow him on Twitter @RealitySteve — he is expected to tweet out a link to the story about Robbie’s alleged lies on Tuesday.
The Bachelorette continues next week with the remaining moments of the hometown dates rose ceremony and the much-awaited overnight dates for JoJo’s final three guys.
This season’s Men Tell All special will air on Tuesday, July 26, and one week later, JoJo will hand out her final rose on the Bachelorette season finale starting at 8 p.m. ET on August 1.
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