JoJo Fletcher’s ex Chad Rookstool spilled all the details about their relationship. Also how she dumped him again after getting The Bachelorette gig in the new issue of In Touch.
After being together for more than 2 years, Chad Rookstool revealed that after being dumped by Ben Higgins, they got back together.
He says “As soon as she got home, we started hanging out every day and being intimate again. We were sneaking around the whole time The Bachelor was airing because she wasn’t allowed to be seen with me.”
“When she got home, she kept telling me she loved me and that we should have stayed together and fought through our issues,” Chad explains. “She said we would’ve been married by now, and I agreed with her.”
But a few months later, Fletcher said she wanted to end things again.
“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.”
Chad Rookstool is convinced JoJo went on The Bachelor solely for career purposes, revealing that she nabbed a spot on the Bachelorette because her big brother Ben Patton (who appeared on Eva Longoria’s short-lived dating show, Ready for Love) is friends with one of the producers of the show.
“JoJo thought the show would help branch out her career,” Chad reveals. “She said it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
When Chad flat-out asked JoJo if her feelings for the Bachelor, Ben Higgins, were real, “JoJo told me, ‘Chad, come on, you know it was TV,'” he says. “I think she just got sucked up in the show rather than actually trying to have legit feelings.”
In fact, Chad explains that JoJo didn’t even want to be in The Bachelor.
“She told me there were many nights she’d cry thinking about me and our dog and question whether she made the right decision by being there.”
“JoJo is the type of person who likes leaving the door open. [It’s clear to me now] that she was only holding on to me in case she wasn’t named ‘The Bachelorette,'” Chad admits. “It’s so hard for me to picture her as ‘The Bachelorette’ and finding someone else, because she’s a big part of my life and my best friend, but I’m not going to wait for her.”