There seems to be some kind of unwritten rule that says every life event that happens for a Bachelor franchise couple must be televised — or it didn’t happen. Look at JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers. They’re (against all predictions) still together, and they seem more than ready for their relationship to stay out of the spotlight — and that includes their wedding.
Rodgers sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about his and Fletcher’s future plans, including having a wedding that won’t be televised, but not until they’re truly ready.
“We’re enjoying this time of being engaged, continuing to date and court each other, and getting to know each other even more. And then when the time is right, we’re absolutely going to sit down and start planning that, but we’re definitely taking our time,” Rodgers explained. “We want everything to be right and make sure we’re in the right place. We still don’t know if it’s going to be Dallas forever, but it’s a great place and there’s a lot of moving parts as we figure things out together.”
He also said that he and Fletcher are glad that interest in their personal lives has waned in the last six months and that their relationship is flourishing now that the constant scrutiny has ended. “You always feel like you have to be ‘on.’ We’re very relaxed and we love enjoying our downtime together and being in sweats, and you feel like you’re always on guard, to some degree,” he said.
Then again, even if he and Fletcher wanted a TV wedding, it might not be an option. Rodgers admitted that ABC has not reached out to the couple about filming their big day and that he has “no idea how that process works.”
He added, “[Televising our wedding is] something we would have to discuss together, but very honestly, my first reaction would be that I would probably rather not. There’s a distinct intimacy and privacy and it’s a very special moment with family and friends, and I wouldn’t want anything to tarnish that or to take away from that. It’s a time that I want to be able to honor my fiancée and soon-to-be wife and her family, and I want it to be ours. I want us to run the show and make sure it’s always what we imagined. If there’s a way to do that and include fans, great. But that wouldn’t be my first wish.”
I have to say, I haven’t always been Rodgers’ biggest fan. But these views make sense and are worth supporting. Whatever it takes to keep the happy couple happy.