Bachelor in Paradise’s Jordan Kimball Speaks Out After Jenna Cooper Is Accused Of Cheating

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Chris Harrison wasn’t lying when he said this season of Bachelor in Paradise was going to be the most shocking and dramatic one yet. Viewers got to see two couples get engaged, two couples reunite, and one woman get dumped in front of a live audience. However, the REAL drama happened hours after the season finale aired. A major scandal rocked Bachelor Nation after newly-engaged Jenna Cooper was accused of cheating on Jordan Kimball and faking their relationship.

During last night’s finale, we saw Jordan get down on one knee and propose to Jenna, who said yes. They then both appeared on the reunion special, looking happier than ever. Fans got to see what they’ve been up to since BiP and how they’re making it work. They even asked Chris to officiate their wedding next year! All seemed well – except apparently it wasn’t. Now, keep in mind that the reunion was taped about a week and a half ago… before Jenna was accused of cheating.

Since then, Reality Steve has released text messages that allege Jenna has been having an affair with another man while she was still in a relationship with Jordan. She tells “her boyfriend” she’s only doing the show to promote her business and that Jordan means nothing to her.

In one message, Jenna allegedly writes, “Me and Jordan aren’t together for real. I don’t even like him let alone love him. I’m better than him and once I’m able to I’ll break it off for good and make up some story to make him look bad if it’ll make you feel better.”

Check out the alleged texts in a fan-shared screenshot below:

Jenna has denied the allegations, telling People, “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.” Something definitely seems fishy though. Reality Steve published the story hours before the finale aired and Jenna did not immediately deny it.

Meanwhile, Jordan has also broken his silence, telling People that he was completely blindsided by the alleged affair and overwhelmed at the thought that she could betray him like that. He said he spoke to Jenna and believes that the allegations are true. “I know my Jenna, and I read those texts and in my heart, I know it’s her,” he said. “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.”

“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,” Jordan continued. “I don’t know how to handle this.”

Jordan said that, as of right now, he has no idea what will happen between them and whether they could even salvage a friendship at this point. He said he’s embarrassed and his pride is bruised. “I don’t even know what piece to pick up or how to put it back,” he concluded.

We really thought Jordan and Jenna were each other’s perfect match.

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