Last night, America watched as Jordan Rodgers got down on one knee and proposed to JoJo Fletcher during the season 12 finale of “The Bachelorette.”
But things don’t seem to be all smooth sailing for the couple. During ABC’s live “After The Final Rose” special, the two looked so uncomfortable to be sitting next to one another.
Their body language is saying: “HELP GET ME OUT OF HERE.”
“PLEASE STOP TOUCHING ME.”
When Chris Harrison asked if there were any wedding plans in their future, JoJo and Jordan actually struggled to come up with the same answer. It’s as if the very idea of spending the rest of their lives together was so repulsive that they forgot to rehearse their answers before the show.
Things seem especially bad when you take into account how touchy-feely JoJo was the entire season. If the queen of PDA couldn’t keep herself from showing signs of physical discomfort when Jordan rested his hand on her shoulder, things are probably not so hot right now.
Professional TV spoiler Reality Steve wrote last week the two were having some trouble in paradise. Sources close to the couple have been saying for weeks that things aren’t going so well, and some say the couple isn’t together anymore.
But who can blame them? For months, the Internet and tabloid magazines have been lit up with the sordid details of Jordan’s past infidelities, and his cocky sideways smile doesn’t help him seem any more genuine than your run-of-the-mill reality TV slimeball.
“I’ll be honest, it’s been difficult,” JoJo said during Monday night’s live recap episode. “You know, my entire life I’ve envisioned getting engaged and having this moment where just everybody can see the love that you have for one another, and there’s this overwhelming amount of positivity and support. And for me and for Jordan, I don’t think it’s been that way.”
“It’s just hard feeling like you’re coming out of it not having any support, and almost feeling like you have to prove yourself,” she said alluding to the headlines calling out Jordan’s sliminess.
JoJo is right — America does expect them to prove their love is real, because 85 percent of the time, it doesn’t work out for the show’s “winning” couples.
Good luck, JoJo and Jordan. You’re going to need it to get through these next couple of months.