The Bachelor and Bachelorette don’t have the best track record in producing relationships that stand the test of time. JoJo Fletcher first appeared in the franchise on Ben Higgins‘ season of The Bachelor. Fans immediately fell in love with her and rooted for her and Higgins to end up together. When that didn’t happen, Fletcher went on to be the Bachelorette. Now, she is engaged to Jordan Rodgers. But in terms of Bachelor engagements, Fletcher and Rodgers’ has been a bit on the long side. So, what’s been the holdup.
JoJo and Ben Higgins’ relationship
Fletcher and Higgins’ wild ride has been rehashed on Higgins’ season of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever. Higgins was the first Bachelor to tell multiple women that he loved them.
“When I think about the future, there’s not a doubt in my mind that I would want to spend it with you,” Fletcher told him during their Fantasy Suite date. “I do, I do love you. And that’s weird that I just said that, because I’ve been so terrified about saying that.”
Surprisingly, Higgins returned the sentiment to Fletcher but admitted that he was in love with both her and Lauren Bushnell. In the end, Higgins chose Bushnell.
JoJo and Jordan Rodgers get engaged
From early on in Fletcher’s season, it was clear that she wanted to be with Rodgers. The two got engaged at the end of the season, but Rodgers wasn’t completely happy with the engagement so three years later, he popped the question again.
“Yesterday, Jordan asking me to marry him… again!! I didn’t see it coming nor ever expected it… I can’t put into words how much it meant to me @jrodgers11 … but I think you know by now from me bawling hysterically and totally blacking out. The show brought us together and set us up for a truly amazing proposal the first time around, but this time was all YOU.”
Why haven’t they gotten married yet?
Most Bachelor couples take time to get to know each other before getting married. Though most of them get engaged at the end of their seasons, they still don’t really know each other. Instead of rushing into a marriage, Fletcher and Rodgers moved in together and started renovating homes. They even got their own show on CNBC, Cash Pad.
The two were finally ready to tie the knot this summer but in March, Fletcher realized that she may have to postpone things due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We haven’t announced the date of our wedding yet, but it is this summer,” she told Chris Harrison on Instagram Live. At the time she wasn’t too concerned about the potential date change.
“But today our wedding planner actually called me and was like, ‘Hey, where’s your head at with everything?’ And I was like, ‘Well, we’re good. Like, we’re just going to wait until the last minute to see if we need to reschedule.’ And she said to us, ‘Totally hear you, but the problem with that is that your venue now is starting to book up through up until 2021.'”
Now, finding a new date has become a struggle.
“But we had a good conversation today about how to deal with it, and it’s kind of like where we’re at,” she recently told Entertainment Tonight. “We would never sacrifice that day to just rush and get it done. So, if it can’t happen the way we want it to happen, we’ll do it when we can. And I know like, with Jordan, we can’t push it to fall. So, that’s the struggle.”