A new post from Reality Steve has rocked Bachelor Nation. Apparently, Jenna and Jordan’s relationship is fake, and Steve has the receipts. *Pretends to be shocked* You mean the two most fake, self-interested people in Bachelor Nation aren’t in it for the right reasons? Honestly, anybody who thought Jordan was capable of feeling any human emotion akin to love needs to come talk to me so I can sell you a bridge. And Jenna? F*cking Jenna? I’m convinced the only love affair she’s ever had has been with her eyelash extensions. Please.
In any case, Reality Steve admits in the post that he’s become a sort of personal crusader against people in Bachelor Nation with something to hide. Usually, he says, it’s the men who are being shady (this should shock no one who has ever interacted with men). But this time, he says someone came forward with information about Jenna Cooper. That information came in the form of screenshots of texts from a disgruntled ex-lover of Jenna’s.
The guy in question tells Reality Steve, “Jenna is a manipulator. She manipulated me. She manipulates the other guys she ‘networks’ with and is apparently manipulating this Jordan guy. She uses men for money and business help and loves the attention along the way. And she just loves to rub in your face that she’s pretty and everyone wants her and how she can easily move onto the next. I’m tired of the bullsh*t and am calling her out.”
Say manipulated again.
I mean, okay. This is not exactly a glowing endorsement of Jenna as a romantic partner, but like, I fail to be shocked by this news. Of COURSE she’s using Bachelor in Paradise for networking—she is a “personal trainer” who went on a reality TV show to “find love”. Have you SEEN Jenna? Jenna could find a guy to love her simply by stepping outside. It’s fine, I’m not bitter, I’m fine.
But sure, by this account, Jenna sounds like a pretty sh*tty person who uses men for attention and free stuff (*looks in a mirror*). This unnamed guy also provided some pretty insane text message receipts. But before we get into that, let me just say this: I’m not buying the angle of Jordan as the poor unwitting dupe. This is the professional gentleman we’re talking about. If you think for one second this dude is really in love with Jenna and not putting up an equally white-toothed facade and milking the publicity for all its worth, you’re crazy. I’d bet money I don’t have that Jordan is just as willing a participant in this fake relationship as Jenna is.
So onto these texts. Reality Steve said he was able to verify they did, in fact, come from Jenna. When this mystery guy writes, “Good morning beautiful. How’s my girl doing this morning?” (vom, her behavior is justified based on that “good morning beautiful” text alone), she replies, “Amazing! My heart is melting thinking about hanging out with my girls again. I’m so excited!!!! but I’ll admit I am even more excited to see you later tonight .”
To verify that Jenna is, in fact, intimate with this man and he’s not just a guy so deep in the friend zone he can’t see straight, Reality Steve also shared some intimate conversations between the two that I will not repeat here, to save my eyeballs as well as yours. Reality Steve say the couple got in a fight on Sunday because the guy wants his relationship with Jenna to be more public. In response to that, Jenna writes:
“I know you’re upset about this week’s episodes but I told you yesterday and I keep telling you that this is all for my business. You know how much I need the money. Me and Jordan aren’t even together for real. I don’t even like him let alone love him. I’m better than him and once I’m able to I’ll break it off for good and make up some story to make him look bad if it’ll make you feel better.” She also writes, “He means nothing to me and never has.” At this time, neither Jenna Cooper nor Jordan Kimball has responded to our requests for comment.
I feel like I’m supposed to be outraged at this news, but I just can’t muster up the emotion. I’m sure there are people out there who are coming for Jenna, but I don’t think it’s warranted. Grow up; everybody in the Bachelor franchise at this point is out for fame, money, and/or networking—Jenna just happened to get caught. I don’t think she is any better or worse than anyone else who’s appeared on this show in the last three or so years. (Except for Diggy and Grocery Joe, who are perfect.)
Really, if there’s anything to be learned from this fiasco, it’s that you never have any sensitive conversations over text, email, or any other written format that can leave a trace. That’s it.