The idea that Robby Hayes went onto The Bachelorette for the wrong reasons has been under the surface virtually the whole season — he and his girlfriend of four years broke up right before The Bachelorette started filming, and, as Robby's mom pointed out on his hometown date, there have been rumors that Robby broke up with her to go on the show. After he talked to his mom about that and denied any such thing, JoJo questioned him about his intentions yet again. Robby said he broke up with Hope because they weren't right together anymore, and that he was on The Bachelorette for the right reasons.
To be fair, Robby’s mom brought up his ex-girlfriend first, because she pulled Robby aside to tell him that in the outside world (because none of these people have seen an iPhone in eight weeks), Robby’s ex girlfriend’s roommate has been spreading rumors both online and in real life that Robby broke up with his ex because of the show. Robby went to JoJo with it, which was exactly what JoJo wanted — she had been insecure about Robby wanting to run off with his ex, and this was the cherry on top of the “we are never, ever, ever getting back together" sundae.” Robby claimed that the relationship had been over for nine months before they officially called it off and that he was truly over her.
I think Robby’s further explanation of his last relationship will be the end of JoJo bringing it up. She was afraid that Robby would have wanted to take some time for himself post-breakup. But, Robby is done and done with this one. Now, JoJo just has to decide if she believes that.
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