The Bachelor always provides plenty of drama, but The Bachelorette? It can be hit or miss. This season’s Bachelorette, which is following JoJo Fletcher’s quest for love, has been more hit than miss, but how does it compare to The Bachelor?
“Pretty good,” The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison said on CBS Sports Radio’s The Doug Gottlieb Show. “Like you said, the women obviously provide us more of (the) stories that linger. Guys don’t let issues linger. We put it on the table, we measure it and we hit each other and grab a beer and move on. Women tend to let things fester and let it go longer, and so that gives you better drama and stories that are prolonged. But (this season has been) pretty good. JoJo is a great girl. She’s a Dallas girl, so I always tend to favor my hometown girls and we got along well. I think she’s a good catch. It was an interesting group of guys.”
One of those guys, of course, is Jordan Rodgers, who has a fairly famous older brother named Aaron. Plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Maybe you’ve heard of him.
In any event, JoJo and Jordan have hit it off all season. In fact, Jordan made JoJo’s Final Four, but as revealed during Monday’s episode, he and Aaron are not close.
“My middle brother won’t be there,” Jordan said on the show, referring to his upcoming hometown date. Jordan added that he and Aaron “don’t really have that much of a relationship. It’s just the way he’s chosen to do life. I chose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother. It’s not ideal. I love him. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in his shoes and the pressure he has. I don’t have hard feelings against him.”
“We absolutely knew about this, but we wanted him to bring it up,” Harrison said. “Again, go back to what happened (Monday) night. Look at the psychology of that conversation, where he said (his) middle brother (won’t be there). You can tell he’s uncomfortable about the whole situation, and he didn’t really want to dive into it. So yeah, we knew about it, but it was completely up to him when and if he ever wanted to bring that up. Again, as producers, we absolutely could have dropped that bomb or let it leak to JoJo, but we never did. That’s part of the great thing about this show. When do you find out about something like that in a relationship? Does it matter at all? To watch him kind of squirm and work his way and very carefully word (the relationship), that was very well-crafted. It was almost like a politician explaining something, the way he talked about Aaron. You can tell it’s probably something he would like to mend and fix. There’s a lot of pain. How terrible to think that your brother is doing something extraordinary and your family can’t enjoy that? To think that you can’t enjoy something that profound that your family is a part of kind of sucks. I think JoJo realizes this is a sensitive subject.”