To say today’s guest would be someone you thought you’d never hear on this podcast would be an major understatement. Back in 2018, I reported a story on Jenna Cooper that essentially ended her engagement with Jordan Kimball. It posted the morning their finale of them getting engaged was set to air, everything got blown up, it became the biggest story in Bachelor Nation at the time, and for the last 18 months, Jenna has never done an interview to speak on it. Until now. Sure, she’s sent out some tweets and Instagram posts and given a quote here or there through attorneys, but she has never done an interview telling her side of the story until today. A lot of you may not remember details of the story, and I don’t blame you – I really didn’t either until I was refreshed on it. Well, there’s more to the story that you, and I, had no idea about. A very interesting conversation today for sure that I think many of you will be a bit surprised by. Been doing this a long enough to know that sometimes stories come around that you never thought you’d talk about. Or never thought you’d bother addressing publicly. Today is one of those days. Give a listen and let me and Jenna know what you think. She doesn’t have Twitter anymore but you can reach her on her IG (jennacooperfit). A solid 90 minute convo that dives into everything that was going on back in Sept of 2018. Enjoy. And I thank Jenna for coming on.
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We jump right into things as I recap the story from Sept of 2018 and address where it’s at now, Jenna talks about her timeline (5:56), Jenna coming to me 2 ½ weeks ago (16:26), what I re-remembered after digging through old emails (24:54), why bring it up now (30:24), is there a definitive answer as to what went on (44:46), who came to me to let me know Jenna wanted to speak with me (52:10), talking about some of the information that has been gathered over the last 18 months (55:46), how the story snowballed (1:03:01), her pregnancy and her life now (1:10:20), and having a peg pig (1:15:24).
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April 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM
Thanks for keeping an open mind and talking to Jenna. Pretty crazy story there, and although she wants to move on from it she has a point to expose this person(s) to help stop them from doing it to others. It probably wouldn’t stop but it definitely could be curbed a little. Something for her to think about.
April 18, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Hi Steve, I want to say thanks so much for sharing this. This is only the second podcast of yours that I’ve listened to. The first? The Jordan one! I was a bit obsessed with this story. Not obsessed like the nuts who were behind the fake emails, but I loved them as a couple, and when this all happened I totally believed his side of things. So I apologize to Jenna (and will do so on her FB as well) and am glad to hear she’s not the person I thought. All things happen for a reason, and clearly she is where she is meant be now.
April 19, 2020 at 9:14 AM
I also enjoyed this podcast. I remember when all of the stories came out about Jenna after she got engaged to Jordan. I tended to believe the stories because she only fought back for a short time and then she disappeared from the Bachelor scene. It goes to show how much Steve’s reporting can influence people. I know that he must feel bad for his role in the hell she went through, but the good thing is that he will be much more careful in his reporting of this sort of thing so that it doesn’t happen again. The crazy people are out there and anyone who goes on a Bachelor show needs to know that they can be targets if they gain popularity on the show. I’m glad I listened to the podcast and know the truth. She seems to have found her happiness after the rough time she’s had the last year and a half.
April 23, 2020 at 9:59 PM
Its weird that Jordan’s new GF looks like Jenna lol. But seriously, was Jordan’s phone hacked or was Jenna’s phone hacked? They should call the police to investigate if illegal stuff happened. At the very least, Fleiss or ABC security should have helped them investigate these stalkers/catfishers if they are harming their employees. OTOH fleiss seems to like real or fake scandals for the dramatic effect. Or maybe they thought RealitySteve was conspiring with the fake texts for the spoilers.