What a wild ass 24 hours. I knew the Jordan stuff would be big because how could it not be? What made it especially weird was having to watch last night’s finale, knowing their engagement in Mexico was back in June, then the reunion show was taped 2 weeks ago. So nothing that aired last night was relevant to what was really going on since all this broke within the last 2 days. As I said on Twitter last night, it’s not like I take some sort of pleasure in having to break this news. It’s unfortunate. However, it’s my job to report major stories when it comes to this Bachelor franchise and this certainly qualified as one. There are still a lot of questions that I know a lot of you have, and nothing I ever report will ever be accepted 100% by everyone, I get that. All I can do is present you with the information that I have without compromising my sources and let you decide for yourself. In this situation, it’s also something that one of the parties involved needed to answer for themselves as well. If you saw Jordan’s response to the texts in his interview with People.com which posted late last night, you can tell he’s pretty shook by this. I can confirm those emotions from him because I spoke with him yesterday evening and basically everything he said in that interview is exactly what he told me. He’s very confused, and a lot of that confusion comes from the fact he isn’t getting the answers from Jenna one would want from a fiancé who’s been accused of this. I’m sure there’s more to come.
As for some of the text dissection, I kinda liken this to the Garrett situation. Remember when that happened and how many people swore up and down and went all Zapruder film saying those weren’t his likes, and they were fabricated, and the font was different, yada yada yada. I remember because hell, initially I was one of those people. They were fake until they weren’t. People are always looking to make any story they don’t want to believe into something that it’s not to fit their narrative. And acting like those texts from Jenna are just impossible for someone to send just because you don’t want to believe it is not good enough. I’m just curious why they’re so hard to believe? But for the sake of dissection, let me address a few of the things I was emailed about yesterday:
1) The time stamp was only off by a minute and the battery power was the same on both texts. This one I didn’t understand how people were using this as their argument it wasn’t real. I told the guy I need some proof of what Jenna did/said to show that it was legit. So he took a screen shot of his phone of two different text conversations he had with her. The time stamp was of his phone on Monday morning when he took the screenshots, not when she sent the texts. So yes, he took the screen shots within a minute of each other and the battery power was the same.
2) Why would she call him princess? I mean, did you watch Paradise this season? Is it really THAT bizarre to think Jenna called a guy princess? Not to me it wasn’t. And to others as well. Again, more to come on this I’m sure.
3) Her name at the top of the screen is not how names appear on Iphone messages. Jordan sent me a screen shot yesterday of a text conversation he had back with Jenna in August. Jordan has an Iphone. On the top of the screen of that message, Jordan has her in his phone as “Jenna” with an engagement ring next to it. The guy’s texts yesterday had “Jenna Cooper” with a heart next to it. So yes, it’s possible that’s how a name can appear in your Iphone texts. You just have to adjust the settings. And by the way, the screen shot Jordan sent me of texts with Jenna, her style and writing is exactly the same as the texts I posted yesterday. Tons of emoji’s and even her asking him, “You still love me?” It was bizarre. I’m guessing that’s why he said what he said to People. He knows her writing and her style. It fits.
4) Her text on Monday was photoshopped over an original text, you can see the outline. Again, we’re in a time where people are gonna believe what they want to believe so it fits their storyline. I have no reason to believe the texts were fabricated. I stand by my reporting yesterday and my source.
So that’s where we’re at. Trust me, there’s more to come on this. I’m sure of it. But I just wanted to lay some things out there regarding the actual text dissection, because when people start questioning that, then you’re calling into question my credibility, and that’s where I need to step in. I think over the last 9 years, I’ve proven myself to be pretty credible when it comes to this franchise.
So yeah, a lot of today’s “Reader Emails” are stuff that came down late last week or in the last two days. Most isn’t Jordan/Jenna related, and that topic is gonna rule Bachelor Nation for the next week or so. This is the final “Reader Emails” of the calendar year, since starting next week, the “Bachelor” will begin filming, I’ll be doing “Daily Links” as much as I can, along with spoiling Colton’s season in real time. It’s a been a fun ride this year to say the least.