Not that my job is the least bit hard, because really lets face it, it’s very easy to make fun of a show like this. The jokes practically write themselves when a bunch of self-absorbed narcissists get together on TV and try to pretend they’re looking for their future spouse. And over the years, I’ve most certainly gotten my fair share of insider information. However, as much information as I’ve given out on this site that you never see make it on the show, there’s still soooo much info I never mention. I’ve got stories galore, but to protect stories, there’s a lot I just can’t share. Seriously, lets just take the last three seasons for example, I’ve gotten either an email, text, or heard something not the least bit flattering about the following people: Becca, Amanda Stanton, JoJo, Jubilee, Caila, Jade, Juelia Kinney, Olivia, Lauren Bushnell, Leah Block, JJ, Ben Higgins, Ben Z., Cupcake, Joe Bailey, Jonathan Holloway, Joshua Albers, Nick Viall, and Shawn Booth. Most of which I’ve never shared. Point being is that I get stuff all the time from random people who paint these people in a completely different light than what you see on TV. It’s scary some of the stuff I’ve heard.
Before I get started just a quick reminder to get your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in this week. Because of no new show this week, the email bag is pretty light. Although maybe after you read today, things will pick up. Anyway, get your emails in and we can begin discussing what the world is calling JordanGrant Gate. Ok, fine. I just made that up.
For the last two months, I’ve been telling you this season is all sorts of f****ed up. I was talking about the guys, the things I was hearing, and then coupling it with how JoJo’s season plays out. It’s all just one giant mess. But again, it’s tough for me to prove a lot of things without outing sources, and that’s just not something I do. But in examples like these, I can update you on a few of the things that have come about this season. Never in my over 10+ years have covering this show, have I EVER had this many ex’s or friends of ex’s write to me about contestants on the show. Ever. It’s unheard of. The closest was Arie who had a couple come forward, and I printed those. But these were pretty excessive, detailed, and they wanted their stories out there. Do I share? Do I not share? What’s the protocol for something like this? Well, there really isn’t one other than this is my site, and it’s my judgment call to make on what to do about what I’ve received. And this time, having gotten so much information, and detailed information at that, I’ve decided to share it.
These emails focus around two guys in particular, and that’s Grant Kemp and Jordan Rodgers. Most of the time I’ll get an email here and there saying “Oh, I know so and so and this is what I know about them” yada yada yada and I basically just store it to memory. Hence the reason you never really heard me dish a ton of negative stuff about all those names I mentioned in the first paragraph. I could tell you stuff that would blow your mind about almost all of them. But because it’s not really something I can prove, and also not something that ultimately affects the outcome of the show, I usually let it be. Of course here and there I’ll throw stuff in (like Caila applying while still having a boyfriend last season), but really the only time I’ve come out and reprinted story after story with emails was with Arie. And his post show skirt chasing of women within the franchise, along with the early 20’s girls he loves so much, proved him to be exactly what the emails claimed.
These Grant and Jordan email, to me, are relevant. Did these guys commit crimes? No. Are they the most horrible human beings on earth? Not at all. But in the context of this show, do I feel THIS many ex’s coming forward and sharing stories about them warrants not only your attention, but the attention of girls within the franchise? I think so. This has nothing to do with becoming a gossip site. Trust me, if I wanted to be a gossip site, I would be. I could post something daily about a contestant from this show and could probably do it every day for 365 days a year based on stuff I’ve heard. You know me, and you know this site gives you funny, insightful recaps, it gives you spoilers to the Bachelor/ette, and Bachelor in Paradise that no one else gives you, and on occasion, I will delve into behind-the-scenes stuff that you don’t know about. Today is one of those days.
Some of you will read these emails today and your exact response will be “So? This all happened before the show. This doesn’t matter.” And you have every right to think that. I think it’s highly naïve and you’re living in fantasy land if you think this doesn’t matter, but sure, you still have a right to think it. And to the notion that, “These ex girlfriends are just jealous. They want to capitalize on fame,” that wouldn’t quite be accurate either. None of the emails you see today will have names in them because all the girls requested not to be named. The only name mentioned is Grant’s latest ex, Jen, and that’s because it was her friend who decided to put her name out there in her initial email to me. I’ve spoken with each one of these emailers and verified who they are and their stories being legit. This isn’t made up by any means. These were the actual emails I received from ex’s or friend’s of ex’s of Grant and Jordan. You can take them how you will. I just know if I were a girl, and I was either about to be involved with Grant or Jordan or was currently involved with one of them, I’d want to know this stuff. But hey, that’s just me.