JoJo Fletcher went with Jordan Rodgers. On Monday night’s season finale of The Bachelorette, viewers saw JoJo send Robby Hayes home and then accept Jordan’s proposal of marriage. Three women who are happy for her are her former Bachelor co-contestants, Caila Quinn, Lauren Bushnell and Amanda Stanton. On the last Bachelor season starring Ben Higgins, Amanda was the fourth runner-up, Caila was the third runner-up and JoJo the second runner-up. Lauren got engaged to Ben, and the two are still engaged today.
As the season finale episode and then the After the Final Rose special aired, both Caila and Lauren took to Twitter to offer their well-wishes.
While Lauren has admitted that she didn’t watch JoJo’s season, Caila did. She watched JoJo’s season and tweeted about it all season long. As the scene of Jordan picking out JoJo’s engagement ring aired, Caila posted a tweet that indicated the ring was the right choice.
Caila Quinn later retweeted Lauren’s congratulatory tweet to JoJo. Caila then retweeted the show’s congratulatory tweet to Jordan and JoJo that wished them a lifetime of happiness.
Congrats to this gorgeous couple! Wishing JoJo and Jordan a lifetime of happiness. ???? pic.twitter.com/MjB7IokKw4— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) August 2, 2016
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, both Lauren and Caila reacted positively months ago to JoJo’s Bachelorette premiere episode.
The fourth runner-up on Ben’s season, Amanda, tweeted that she’s incredibly happy for JoJo.
Congrats to my girl @JoelleFletcher! So incredibly happy for you! He's a lucky man, that's for sure! ????????????— Amanda Stanton (@amandastantonnn) August 2, 2016
Amanda also tweeted her excitement earlier on Monday over the launch of Lauren’s blog.
Tomorrow is the big day! So excited for my beautiful friend @LaurenBushnell3 to launch her blog! ????— Amanda Stanton (@amandastantonnn) August 1, 2016
Amanda seems to be having a lot of fun on vacation right now. She’s currently vacationing in Lake Tahoe with fellow Bachelor alums Emily and Haley Ferguson.
While Lauren and Ben might not have spent their Monday nights, and sometimes Tuesday nights, glued to the TV screen, they did watch JoJo’s finale episode as it aired because they were in the audience for the live After the Final Rose special. After the finale ended and JoJo and Jordan were brought out as a couple for the first time, Ben gave them some advice on how to handle their relationship post-Bachelorette.
Ben first congratulated JoJo and Jordan.
“Congratulations, first off. This is one of the most exciting nights. I know you’ve probably been prepping for it for a while.”
He then told them to ignore the criticism and focus on one another.
“You’re going to get criticism, no matter what you do in life. At times, we’ve stayed strong through that. If you’re getting criticism, you’re doing something. And you’re trying to make your relationship work. So stay strong, support each other. There will be times when you want to pull your hair out because some 13-year-old girl in Idaho is saying names to you on Twitter. Just support each other, love each other, and a couple months out of it, you’re going to look back and smile.”
Lauren chimed in that it’s okay to feel doubts sometimes.
“You’re going to feel like you’re doing something wrong. It’s OK.”
During her season, JoJo Fletcher often name dropped Ben Higgins. She spoke often of how Ben broke her heart and how she didn’t want to mislead anyone like Ben did to her. During his season, Ben infamously told both JoJo and Lauren Bushnell that he loves them. During the After the Final Rose ceremony, though, which was presumably the first time that JoJo and Ben saw one another since he rejected her for Lauren, there didn’t seem to be any animosity or awkwardness between them, only genuine feelings of well-wishes.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in July, Lauren admitted that she and Ben weren’t watching JoJo Fletcher’s season.
“It was our world for so long. We just really wanted to focus on our relationship and needed a moment to take a step away.”
Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell will be back on TV soon. Their reality show Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? premieres in October on Freeform. The series showcases their lives from when they met and got engaged on The Bachelor to dating and adjusting to normal life post-Bachelor.
Caila Quinn will be back on TV much sooner. She’s on the third season of the spin-off Bachelor in Paradise, which premieres tonight on ABC. Last week, Caila joked about her reaction to seeing a preview of the third season and teased that it’s full of drama. The preview shows her kissing Jared Haibon at one point and then crying during a confessional interview at another point. Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise also features Amanda Stanton and Emily and Haley Ferguson.
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