Been there, done that! JoJo Fletcher has some advice for Hannah Brown after her journey to find love on The Bachelorette ends on Tuesday, July 30. The 24-year-old blonde beauty has dealt with her fair share of drama this season — from Luke’s explosive fight before the fantasy suite to Jed Wyatt going on the show with a girlfriend — and it’s been quite the wild ride.
However, JoJo made it clear that whoever she chooses, she can’t make everyone happy. “Well, I mean, I can tell you that — it doesn’t matter who you pick. Whether it’s someone that’s already controversial or not, things are going to be said about you, about this person, about your relationship,” the 28-year-old told Life & Style exclusively. “So, sort of put your blinders on, trust yourself. If you trust this person, if you have a good feeling about it, and you know what’s real, trust yourself. Put your blinders on and block out the outside noise, get back to normal life.”
JoJo’s fiancé, Jordan Rodgers, also explained what it’s like to be on the other side of it all, a.k.a. when you’re the winner. “I mean, if you’re a guy, and there was any type of drama or controversy — which I had some, too — you get in this pattern where you feel like you got to defend yourself so much,” he said. “It’s just a period of time where you kind of have to check your ego, you have to really just like start to show who you are because the camera’s going to paint you one way … People in your past that don’t like you or have a vendetta are going to say certain things, and you’re getting to know each other. So, you just have to be as open and honest as possible.”
The brunette beauty made it clear that sometimes it’s not all butterflies and rainbows following the show. “It’s not easy,” she added. “Like Hannah, if you’re watching this, it may be brutal because it was brutal for us our first year, and we got through it.”
But the Texas native and her man were able to get through the bad times, and now they are stronger than ever — especially since they’re working together on their new CNBC show Cash Pad. “There’s that time period right now where she’s not able to see him,” JoJo said. “And so they’re probably having — if they’re still together — this over the phone relationship with all of this stuff going on. It’s all about communication. It’s all about compromise, and it’s about patience. Be patient. Let things work themselves out, fight for it, work for it. She’ll be OK.”
Cash Pad airs on CNBC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.