Weird Will Forte is gonna be a-okay.
Bachelorette runner-up Robby Hayes doesn’t harbor any bitterness toward JoJo Fletcher, who dumped him on the show’s season finale Monday, August 1, a source reveals to Us Weekly. In fact, it feels like he’s loving life- reading to sloths, working out, hanging out on ships, working out, doing press conferences and you know, working out. Maybe he’ll get back to ex-Olympic swimming at some point? But for now, the dude is doing just fine:
“He’s doing really well,” says a source close to the Florida native, 27. “With the help of family and friends, he’s progressively been able to move on.” Watch Hayes ask Fletcher for closure during the After the Final Rose special above!.
Hayes was the first of Fletcher’s suitors to proclaim his love for the Bachelorette during a one-on-one date in Uruguay. But weeks later, on the beach in Thailand — on what he assumed would be the greatest day of his life — the real estate developer rejected him for his pal Jordan Rodgers.
“I can’t let you get down on one knee — I can’t let you do that because I don’t want to take that moment from you,” Fletcher told the former competitive swimmer. “I fell in love with you, but for some reason my heart is somewhere else.”
Left shocked, Hayes finally got closure during his appearance on After the Final Rose on Monday. “Finding out that JoJo is happy was comforting and is helping him move on,” adds the insider. “Robby still cares for her and in caring for her, all he wants is for her to be happy.”
Hayes, known for his perfectly coiffed hair, got the opportunity to confront Fletcher during the reunion special for the first time since she broke his heart. “You say a lot of things that make me think that it should have been us,” the suitor said to Fletcher while flashing his pearly whites. “[You said] that you love me, that your family thought it should’ve been me. … I’m asking now, with the time that has passed, is there anything that’s more clear as to why one love was stronger than the one love we had?”
Admitted Fletcher, “My heart was always with Jordan.”
Still, Hayes leaves with no regrets. “The entire experience was positive and Robby would do it again,” the source tell Us. “Robby just wants JoJo to be happy and he knows she had to make the right decision for her.”
(Via US Weekly)
Ooof, so cold. But hey, we alll knew she was going to pick Jordan. I bet Robby- in his heart of hearts- probably knew it too. Time for some sweet spinoff action, am I right?
What do YOU think- will Robby be the next Bachelor?