'The Bachelorette' Star Jordan Rodgers: 5 Things to Know About JoJo Fletcher's Fiance
The former NFL quarterback proposed to JoJo Fletcher in the finale of the show.
By LESLEY MESSER
August 2, 2016, 5:58 AM
• 5 min read
-- At the end of the "Bachelorette" season finale, Jordan Rodgers proposed to JoJo Fletcher on the beach in Thailand.
As he slipped a Neil Lane diamond ring on her finger, he promised to love her forever.
"You're my best friend. You're my soulmate. I'm going to keep you safe. I'm going to protect you," he said. "I'm going to wake up every morning and choose you over and over and over again until you tell me I can't."
Rodgers, 27, grabbed headlines at the start of this season because his older brother is NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, Fletcher, 25, told ABC News in May that his famous family had no impact on her decision-making.
"He was his own man," she said. "And night one I was expecting that to be a story with Jordan but he didn't lead with that."
2. He's close to most of his family: During the hometowns episode of "The Bachelorette," Rodgers introduced Fletcher to his parents and his brother, Luke, and he gushed about his grandparents in his official "Bachelorette" bio. "They broke the mold after their generation," he said. "They are the most loving people and best example of love and selflessness." However, he is estranged from his other brother, Aaron, who recently told ABC affiliate WISN-TV in Milwaukee that he has not watched "The Bachelorette" this season. "I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I'm just -- I'm not going to speak on those things," he said. "I wish him well in the competition."
3. He's moving to Dallas: In the "After the Final Rose" special, Rodgers, a California native, said that he was planning to move from Nashville to Dallas to be with Fletcher. "I'm excited about it," he said. "Our families are excited about it. We're ready!"
4. He can handle his critics: Rogers was the subject of several unflattering tabloid stories over the past few months, in which sources alleged that he was a "fraud." The rumors were hurtful, and Fletcher said, "There's been many nights where I've cried myself to sleep." However, Rodgers said that going through the tough times only made their relationship stronger. "It's been difficult, but it's what we expected," he said. "We expected there to be bumps but she's the one I want to do it with and do life with."
5. He's ready to get married: On "After the Final Rose," Rodgers said he and Fletcher are looking forward to tying the knot, and are hoping to plan a 2017 wedding.