Every 'Bachelorette' Rumor From JoJo Fletcher's Season, Explained
It's hard to believe that JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette is already about to come to an end, but our girl is finally about to decide who she wants to spend the rest of her life with. But it's not just about the love story, and anyone who watches the show already knows that. In fact, one of the reasons I love The Bachelorette (and The Bachelor) so much is because of all the drama — on the show and off. This season has been no exception, especially when it comes to the contestants. Have you ever seen a more dramatic group of men in your life? Didn't think so. And now that the season is over, so many rumors that have been swirling since it began have finally been resolved.
Whether you're wondering if Jordan Rodgers really cheated on his girlfriend, or if that awful magazine article about JoJo and her ex, Chad, was true, don't worry — the answers are out there. Well, most of them, anyway. And as for the rest? We'll just have to keep wondering.
Here's everything you need to know about this season's Bachelorette rumors. These mysteries might be solved, but there will definitely be more for seasons to come.
Rumor: Jordan Rodgers Is On The Show For The Wrong Reasons
Since The Bachelorette first premiered this spring, word on the street has been that Jordan Rodgers and his floppy hair are on the show to gain fame, not to find true love. Unfortunately, there's no clear answer to this one quite yet, but my fingers are crossed that he's in it for all the right reasons — for JoJo's sake, anyway.
Rumor: Robby Left His Girlfriend To Go On The Show
Robby and his ex girlfriend, Hope Higganbotham, broke up really close to the time he auditioned for the show, so fans — and JoJo — were concerned that Robby ended their relationship for shady reasons. According to what Robby told JoJo on The Bachelorette, he's totally over Hope and his Bachelorette journey is a totally separate thing. Whether or not you take his word for it is totally up to you, but I still have my doubts.
Rumor: Chad Is Now Dating Robby's Girlfriend
Part two to the above rumor: When Chad Johnson shared photos of him and Hope getting mighty cozy together on Instagram. It doesn't seem like anything's official, but they definitely did hang out. Whether their relationship is legit or if it was just Chad trolling again has yet to be determined.
Rumor: Jordan And His Famous Brother, Aaron, Don't Get Along
After realizing that Jordan never talked about his NFL star brother, Aaron, at all this season — and Aaron never mentioned his bro's stint on The Bachelorette — it seemed obvious that something wasn't right between them. Before hometown dates, Jordan set the record straight: He and Aaron are no longer close, although he wishes it were different.
Rumor: JoJo Dated Her Ex Before The Show Started Filming
This rumor is one that JoJo had to face head on when her guys approached her with a magazine they found (or were given by producers, if you ask me...) containing an interview from JoJo's ex, Chad Rookstool, where he said some pretty incriminating stuff. He accused her of sneaking around with him after The Bachelor and even suggested that she was still into him. But JoJo cleared things up and told the guys it wasn't true, and after seeing how upset she was, I'm inclined to believe her.
Rumor: Jordan Cheated On His Last Girlfriend
Rumor: Chad Was On Steroids During Filming
Chad was all about working out, protein powder, and getting his fill of deli meats... and his brawn was enough to make the guys question whether he was on performance enhancing steroids. But like Chad said on the show, what the guys are allowed to bring to filming is very limited, so he'd have a hard time smuggling drugs in. Seems legit!
The Bachelorette may be coming to an end for the season, but the rumor mill will keep on churning. And when The Bachelor is back next year? A new batch of rumors will be ready for us. Can't wait!
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