“The Bachelorette” 2016 star JoJo Fletcher allegedly did not have real feelings for “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins.
Fletcher’s ex-boyfriend, Chad Rookstool, told In Touch magazine that after JoJo was dumped by Higgins on the final rose ceremony in November, she went straight back to him.
“As soon as she got home, we started hanging out every day and being intimate again,” Rookstool said.
Rookstool added that he even asked JoJo if her feelings for Higgins were real. He claimed the “The Bachelor” alum replied: “Chad, come on, you know it was TV. I think she just got sucked up in the show rather than actually trying to have legit feelings.”
He also revealed that Fletcher is sneaking around even while the show is still airing. Rookstool said, “We were sneaking around the whole time The Bachelor was airing because she wasn’t allowed to be seen with me.”
Fletcher and Rookstool were a couple of more than two years before they split in June 2015, three months before the 24-year-old real estate developer entered “The Bachelor” mansion. They got back together in November and split up once again earlier this year. Rookstool claimed it was because JoJo wanted to star on “The Bachelorette” season 12. Host Chris Harrison announced on the post-finale special of the “The Bachelor” earlier this month that JoJo will indeed star the next season of the reality show.
“JoJo said, ‘I don’t know if I’m the next Bachelorette, but let’s just have a conversation as if I am.’ She tried to tell me she wasn’t saying goodbye forever — but I told her that I’m not going to sit around and wait for her [this time], and that was it,” Rookstool said.
Fletcher started filming for “The Bachelorette” last week, and one of the early frontrunner in the show is NFL star Aaron Rodgers’ little brother Jordan.
A source told Us Weekly that Rodgers and Fletcher are really hitting it off. “He’s a front-runner already,” the insider said.
“The Bachelorette” 2016 is set to premiere on May 23 on ABC.