“Bachelor” Ben Higgins' runner-up JoJo Fletcher is the new “Bachelorette”!
Chris Harrison made the announcement during the “After the Final Rose” special. The real estate developer called the news “crazy,” and while telling everyone “I am so excited.”
Higgins called her a “great choice” for the show. Watch the announcement!
Ben sent JoJo home during the finale, opting to give the final rose to Lauren Bushnell instead.
Four months after the breakup, JoJo and Ben were able to have a talk on the "After the Rose" finale. She told People, "I know that was a tough situation for both of us. I was super nervous but he explained it well and I have closure. I'm friends with Lauren and I think the world of Ben, and seeing them together, it made a lot more sense than I thought it would be.”
She continued, "Watching it back, I kind of had to relive it and I definitely remember how sad I was. But I'm not bitter and I'm not angry. Ben followed his heart. Even though it didn't work out, it still was a great relationship and I learned a lot from him.”
JoJo didn't have Ben's heart, but she'll get her chance at love in the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.” She shared, "I want to find my husband. I want to find the person who will complete me and who will love me as much as I love him. I'm more ready than ever!"
When asked if she will say “I love you” to more than one man, she said, "I guess I'll see when I get there. I understand loving two people at once but I definitely will make sure that it's exactly what I'm feeling before I say it. Because I know what it's like to have that said to you and then to potentially be disappointed and let down. So I'll be cautious of that."