Aw, come ON.
It turns out JoJo Fletcher knew ALL along who contestant Jordan Rodgers was before officially meeting him on Monday night’s premiere of The Bachelorette. Come ON! I get it: bachelor nation is a wide net of celebrity wannabes, sportswear models and hosts, but can we please at least try and create some semblance of reality here?
ET talked to the season 12 star on Tuesday, when JoJo admitted she was aware that the 27-year-old former NFL player was a contestant and that he was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ younger brother:
“A week before this whole thing started I think his name got leaked, and it was kind of all over the Internet, so, you know, it’s like ‘Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron’ — so that’s what I knew going into it,” she tells ET’s Nancy O’Dell exclusively.
However, she insists that the knowledge didn’t influence her thoughts about him in any way.
“Before I met him … I knew just that tidbit about him, but nothing else, and I don’t think it made a difference either way,” she says. “I don’t follow football closely, so it’s not like it made a huge difference, but I definitely knew that about him going into it.”
She firmly denies reports that she and Jordan already knew each other prior to the show.
“There’s zero truth to that,” she stresses. “The only thing that I knew about him was that he was potentially going to be part of the cast. So, I don’t know where people are coming up with these things. I’ve never spoken to him, never met him. That first night was the first night I’ve ever seen him in my life. [We had] no conversation, even on the Internet.”
Whatever, I’m sure dating the younger brother of football’s most famous player and hanging out with his famous girlfriend was something you were fantasizing about, be REAL Jojo. Jordan’s such a frontrunner it makes the show BORING.
What do YOU think of Jordan? Will he make it to the FINAL ROSE?