Good to hear JoJo Fletcher is taking the heartbreak in stride!
On last night's finale of The Bachelor, JoJo lost out to Lauren Bushnell, but by the sound of it, the Texas commercial real estate developer has gotten over the heartbreak and is moving forward!
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Of course… it helps when you've been tapped to be the next Bachelorette, right?!
Nevertheless, JoJo spoke with PEOPLE Magazine about her outlook moving forward and reaction to breaking up with Ben Higgins:
"It was really hard for me. But when I got home [from Jamaica, and her end on the show], I took a couple of weeks to myself to think about everything. The conclusion was that it happened, I was lucky to have gone through that, I learned so much and now I know what I want and I know what I deserve."
Well said, JoJo!
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The reality TV starlet isn't mad at Ben for breaking her heart, either, no matter how tough that face-to-face meeting might have been last night on the live after show:
"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. 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."
Sounds like the 25-year-old is going to take the lessons she learned from Higgins and apply them to her time on The Bachelorette, too, where she is looking for a genuine man who makes her laugh, and more:
"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!"
Just don't expect her to pull quite the same punches as Ben, loving two people — and telling both — before the end of the show:
"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."
Guess we'll see!
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What do U think of this choice for Bachelorette?! Will JoJo make a good star of that show when the new season comes out in late May??
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