On Monday night's episode of The Bachelor, Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher is the center of some serious drama. The previews show that while she's in Texas with Ben Higgins for hometowns, JoJo's ex-boyfriend Chad sends her a letter, possibly in an attempt to win her back. All I know is that the promo showed the last line of the letter which read, "I will love you with all of my heart! Love, Chad XOXO." But, who is JoJo's ex Chad? Whoever he is, he's sure to cause some problems for Ben and JoJo.
Ben and the remaining women have certainly experienced their fair share of drama this season, with discord amongst aggressive Olivia and Amanda, Leah and Lauren B., and Lauren B. and everyone else. But the preview for Monday looks like it's really upping the ante. JoJo's brothers appear to be giving Ben a particularly hard time, with one even accusing Ben of "brainwashing these girls way too much" (with absolutely zero evidence, as far as I can tell, having actually watched the season unlike her brothers at that point). But, the dramatics don't end there for JoJo since we know Chad's letter (and maybe Chad himself?) make an appearance in the episode.
Here's everything you need to know about her ex:
His Name Is Chad Rookstool
The ominous trailer showed JoJo picking up a card signed "Chad." According to OkHereIsTheSituation Chad's last name is Rookstool. And, according to a Yahoo! interview with Chris Harrison, it hasn't been long since the two were together, with Harrison saying that JoJo "recently went through a breakup" prior to joining the show.
He Owns A Salon In Dallas
According to the Chad Rookstool Salon website, Chad has been in the hair industry for 17 years. The stylist seems to be doing well for himself, owning an eponymous salon that seems to be quite successful. That's no small feat, and also perhaps why JoJo's hair always looks so incredibly flawless if she learned from the best. Though Ben does know his way around a barrette, he might be feeling some real competition if Chad gets into the game.
He Spends A Lot Of Time With JoJo's Dog
Both JoJo and Chad have multiple Instagram posts with Jackson, a young pointer. According to RealitySteve Chad cared for JoJo's dog while she was on the show, but he seems to be getting pretty chummy with the animal in posts as recent as a week ago as well.
They Didn't Break Up That Long Ago
It seems as though the wound from this break up could still be fresh. On her first one-on-one date with Ben, JoJo revealed that the two of them had split up mere months before she met Ben. JoJo also claimed that Chad broke up with her. If The Bachelor started filming not too long after that, that could be a cause for some of the emotions being hinted at in the preview. Perhaps JoJo wasn't quite ready to move on? Maybe Chad wasn't ready to lose her forever? We'll find out more on Monday night!
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