2. What’s a moment the two of you shared on The Bachelorette that you wish made it to air?
JoJo: OH! I think it was our In-N-Out night. But you should tell the story since you kinda finagled it.
Jordan: OK, so you get ZERO time off camera. When you finish a one-on-one date, and the camera cuts, you walk separately back to your vehicles [to take you back to the mansion]. You don’t get to just chat off camera, ’cause, you know, they want everything to be filmed. So, we’re at hometowns — [Writer’s note: For non-Bachelor fans, “hometowns” is when the Bachelor or Bachelorette goes home and visits the families of their top four prospects] — and I’m like, “Man, I gotta get some one-on-one time off camera.” So I’d written these notes for her to read at some point — which you’re also not supposed to do, but I finagled a way to get them to her — and one of our favorite producers, Bennett, was like, “Hey, this isn’t allowed,” so I said, “OK, I’ll give these notes to her on camera if we get to hang out off camera,” and he said, “OK, I’ll see what I can do.” So, we went back to the hotel that night and I surprised her while she was doing her interviews —
JoJo: I had no clue! Once filming is done for the day, I’m not expecting to see anyone!
Jordan: And we ordered In-N-Out, sitting in our sweats, and just hanging out. There were still a bunch of producers there, so we weren’t truly alone, but we kinda just got to sit and hang and be normal. That was actually really important for us.
JoJo: It felt like the first real-life moment that we had.
3. What was the best and worst part about keeping your relationship a secret?
JoJo: Well, the best part was that we didn’t have any scrutiny on our relationship at that point, you know? Being able to have this exciting thing that no one is really judging yet. The worst part was that, you know, we just got engaged and we want to start exploring our relationship and feeling normal and telling our family and friends — we wanted to start feeling that normalcy as soon as possible…
Jordan: …but you gotta wait, like, over a month.