You don’t need The Bachelorette spoilers to tell you that couples from the show rarely work out, but still, this report caught us by surprise:
Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher, who have appeared as rock solid as they come for a year now, may be on the brink of a breakup.
Why do we think things might have gone south? Rumors of trouble in paradise began for one simple, but often telling reason in 2017:
They unfollowed each other on social media.
The Bachelorette couple’s surprising move was noticed by a discerning Reddit user, who quickly informed the masses of the news.
“JoJo and Jordan unfollowed each other only to refollow each other again a few hrs later,” the observant Redditor wrote on the site.
“Another break up in the midst?”
Of course, sometimes people just unfollow each other by accident, or briefly before following them again. It could’ve been for any reason.
But was it?
The couple, who fell in love on Season 12 of ABC’s hit series last summer, just marked a year together and celebrated it on Instagram.
JoJo posted a picture and video collage chronicling the last year, writing, “I love this crazy, beautiful, ridiculous life we have together.”
Jordan followed suit, sharing an sweet photo of them kissing, writing, “One year ago today, and even more my best friend every single day.”
Of course, there’s a thin line between love and hate … not that they hate each other, but things could’ve taken a negative turn quickly.
Some observers are even more cynical, suggesting that they’re only staying together for the fame and money at this moment in time.
According to a branding expert quoted by Life & Style, they could earn as much as $10 million in the next year … by virtue of existing.
“She and Jordan could potentially be the highest-paid couple from the franchise, but they have to act now,” the so-called expert said.
“They’ve agreed to stay together for at least a year and transform their relationship into a business deal,” another source told the tabloid.
“Endorsement deals are already coming their way.”
“JoJo and Jordan are [milking] it while they can.”
To be honest, we doubt it. No one actually starts or stays in a fake relationship … well, with the exception of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston.
Still, if couples actually thought this way, wouldn’t they still be together? And what deals are truly contingent upon them being a couple?
She’d have to give back the Neil Lane ring, sure.
They might lose the potential for a huge TV wedding, sure. They might go back to their lives and be on fewer Us Weekly covers, sure.
But Jordan’s working for the SEC Network, and JoJo … is fun, charming, sweet, one of the hottest women alive and already semi-famous.
We imagine she’ll be alright no matter what.
In all likelihood, if they are breaking up or on the verge of it, it’ll have more to do with Jordan Rodgers being shady and bad at relationships.
Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn broke up themselves recently and therefore had no comment on this report as of press time.