Nick Viall won’t be making a surprise visit on JoJo Fletcher’s season of the Bachelorette, but there is speculation that he hooked up with the 25-year-old Texas beauty around the same time she was rekindling her relationship with her ex, Chad Rookstool.
Although Nick — who was the runner-up on both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season — wasn’t asked to return to the Bachelorette to find love a third time, blogger Reality Steve states that JoJo ‘absolutely’ met up with him after filming for Ben’s season of the Bachelor wrapped up last November.
“The rumors about JoJo talking to Nick Viall while Ben’s season was airing … I’ve come to find out were absolutely true … they absolutely were talking, they had met up, but then the “Bachelorette” gig happens, and it’s “see ya.”
Viall hasn’t said a word as to what happened between them, but JoJo tells Us Weekly that the rumors are “not true.”
Fletcher also shot down the story that she hooked up with her ex, Chad Rookstool shortly after Ben Higgins dumped her at the final rose ceremony. Rookstool, who owns a hair salon in Dallas, recently told In Touch that he and JoJo were “intimate again” when she returned from filming and she broke off their relationship when she started filming the Bachelorette in March.
As soon as she got home, we started hanging out every day and being intimate again … she kept telling me she loved me … we were sneaking around the whole time The Bachelor was airing because she wasn’t allowed to be seen with me.”
Despite what’s being said about her renewed relationship with Chad and her meetup with Nick, JoJo claims that it’s all untrue.
“The tabloid that came out about Chad is completely false,” Fletcher told reporters at a recent press conference, “I had no idea that he had done that until kind of later on. So those were very untrue. And the Nick rumors are absolutely not true as well.”
A former Bachelor returns?! See how JoJo handles the surprise, TOMORROW at 9|8c on ABC. https://t.co/dPVANM8YOP
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