Jordan Kimball is ready to move forward.
On Wednesday, the Bachelor in Paradise star sat down with reality TV spoiler blogger Reality Steve on his podcast to let Bachelor Nation know how he’s feeling since the shocking cheating allegations from now ex-fiancee Jenna Cooper rocked his (and our) world.
First things first, Kimball wants us to know that he’s not going to take any drastic measures against his ex:
“I’m remaining extremely civil.”
“In the most uncomfortable way, I am here for her because she is really going through a tough time. I have forgiven her, and it hurts me to even have to forgive her because that means that I’ve accepted that this has happened.”
Despite his acceptance of the situation, Cooper is continuing to publicly refute allegations that she was unfaithful to the male model — but Jordan’s not buying it:
“She’s just been denying it. She’s been telling me that she’s going to prove it all wrong. And she’s asked me if I’m going to be there for her, and I’m like, ‘Look, you’ve got to prove it wrong first.’”
Sounds like 26-year-old has the right idea here, and is guarding his heart:
“Once you get played, the last thing you want to do is get fooled as well. Right now I have to take myself away from this until it’s proven otherwise. And with all this information, the likeliness of that … this makes no sense that this could be someone framing her. It’s a lot to take in. It’s been a very short amount of time.”
It sure has been a short amount of time, but fans of the show will certainly be talking about this for a while.
And although the Florida native is grateful for the groundswell of support from Bachelor Nation during this difficult time, he isn’t a fan of how viewers are attacking Jenna on social media:
“I think it’s awful. I don’t think anyone deserves that.”
Wow. Way to be a standup guy through it all, Jordan!
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