Newly Engaged ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Star Jordan Kimball Blindsided By Jenna Cooper’s Alleged Affair: ‘It Felt Like A Body Drop’

Bachelor Nation, take a deep breath with us.

It’s been a whirlwind of 24 hours since the finale of Bachelor in Paradise aired on Monday and Tuesday night. Immediately following, things got even worse.

On Tuesday, popular blog Reality Steve broke the shocking news that BIP‘s Jenna Cooper was allegedly in a relationship with another unidentified man since becoming engaged to fiancé Jordan Kimball.

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The story includes screenshots of text messages between Jenna and the mystery guy, and they’re brutal. The text messages show Cooper admitting that her relationship with Kimball was completely fake!

The 26-year-old tells People that he was completely blindsided by the news:

“It felt like a body drop. I got taken down. I’m weak in the knees and I feel like I have rocks in my stomach.”

Jenna has already issued a statement denying the allegations against her:

“I am aware of the allegations being made against me and they are simply untrue. I am choosing to focus on my relationship right now. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”

Here’s exactly how the male model who stole America’s heart found out the shocking news:

“On Monday, I saw something someone posted on Twitter — that somebody was going to be roasted the next night. Jenna called me and said she was very anxious about this Twitter post. I talked to her in the middle of the night last night – I said don’t hype yourself up, don’t worry, you have nothing to worry about. I tried to calm her. I went back to bed for a few hours, woke up, had my coffee and she called me again and said she was anxious and felt sick to her stomach.

She’s in New York. I told her to keep calm. I thought she was just being nervous for no reason. Then I was driving back to Central Florida from Miami and I started getting calls from cast mates like Chris Randone. I started getting screenshots sent to me. I didn’t know what to think. I sank in my seat.”

Although he says he’s spoken to his fiancé, Jordan believes the allegations to be true:

“I know my Jenna, and I read those texts and in my heart, I know it’s her. She was saying she didn’t do it, but hinting towards the fact that there’s a possibility that it happened. In all reality, I don’t expect her to own it.

I would never have expected this. I feel sick about it. I just don’t understand why someone would say that they’re better than me and have ill intentions.”

So what’s next? The Florida native admits:

“If this whole thing sticks, and it’s true, I will be hurt much more than the depths of romance. I will be hurt as a person and as a friend. There are so many layers to a relationship and right now I feel all of them peeling back.”

He also has a strong message for anyone who thinks his love story with Cooper was fake:

“There is not even a question about that. This was not a TV romance. This was real. And whether you like me or not, I deserve love. I found it, and this is what happened. So for the sake of anyone who’s ever been in love, be understanding.”

Kimball doesn’t have it all figured out yet, but one thing is for sure — he’s hurt:

“I don’t know how to handle this. All I know is I obviously only knew a limited amount of information about Jenna. This is embarrassing and it hurts my pride. And our friendship is just tarnished. I don’t even know what piece to pick up or how to put it back.”

We’re heartbroken by this news, but keep your head up Jordan!

[Image via E!/YouTube.]

Sep 12, 2018 9:00am PDT