The Bachelorette’s Joelle Fletcher faced many challenging situations in the weeks leading to yesterday’s finale. Robby Hayes and Jordan Rodgers are two men that would seemingly make any partner an excellent husband. They are both stunningly handsome. They have both had enough professional success to offer a stable financial future. To top it all off, both men carry themselves with mounds of class and composure.
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— GABY DUNN (@gabydunn) August 2, 2016
Last week’s installment of The Bachelorette Season 12 led viewers to believe the show’s finale might swing in favor of Robby. Even the first half of the finale show seemed to seal the deal for Mr. Hayes. Jordan’s failure to clearly express his desire to marry JoJo while meeting her parents caused a ground-shaking sense of insecurity for the couple.
Jordan Rodger’s hesitation to seek the approval of Joelle’s father really seemed to hurt his chances with the coveted bachelorette. After spending a whole evening discussing the importance of this action with his partner in an earlier episode of Season 12 of The Bachelorette, Jordan pressed the brakes when the moment finally presented itself.
Once Jordan’s date arrived, the Bachelorette had already had a whole evening to stew on his failed proposal request. Joelle’s mother had also expressed some deep concerns for Jordan’s ultimate intentions with her daughter. JoJo’s family was clearly leaning in Robby’s favor.
Of course, the Network would never allow the viewers to feel as though the finale was too predictable. We have to realize that the editors can shape the ebb and flow of our emotions by choosing just the right snippets from several different interviews… and they do.
Naturally, the finale show featured an array of upsets for the viewers. An overwhelming percentage of the audience was absolutely certain that JoJo would extend the final rose to Robby, but they were wrong. In the end, Jordan Rodgers got the girl.
— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) August 2, 2016
Only time will tell whether JoJo made the best choice. Only three of ABC’s Bachelorettes are currently happily married to their picks. The statistics are not very favorable, but love knows nothing of statistics. One thing does remain constant. The tabloids will have plenty of material in the next few weeks.
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