It's been a while now since Jordan Rodgers won JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette in 2016. While the couple's kept their relationship on since the season stopped airing, their engagement has yet to progress into any definitive wedding plans. The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke to Rodgers, and he dished on why the pair plans on waiting.
When asked, "Why are you guys taking your time?" Rodgers acknowledged that their relationship is unique because it started on reality TV. "I think you realize what the experience was. You appreciate it so much for meeting each other and the commitment to each other is absolutely still there and that's something we are going to do. We're also figuring out our life. We're learning more about each other every single day, what our life is going to look like and where it's going to be. Both of our careers and what we're passionate about. So we're enjoying this time of being engaged, continuing to date and court each other, and getting to know each other even more," he shared.
Where does that put their wedding date? Only time will tell. "And then when the time is right, we're absolutely going to sit down and start planning that. But we're definitely taking our time. We want everything to be right and make sure we're in the right place," Rodgers added.
Though Rodgers and Fletcher are taking the time they need, Rodgers does have a vision for one aspect of the wedding. On the topic of ABC televising their marriage, the sports commentator seemed hesitant. "It's something everyone always asks us. That's something we would have to discuss together but very honestly, my first reaction would be that I would probably rather not," he admitted. "There's a distinct intimacy and privacy and it's a very special moment with family and friends, and I wouldn't want anything to tarnish that or to take away from that. It's a time that I want to be able to honor my fiancée and soon-to-be wife and her family, and I want it to be ours. I want us to run the show and make sure it's always what we imagined. If there's a way to do that and include fans, great. But that wouldn't be my first wish."
Bachelor Nation fans may be disappointed by the news, but can you really blame the couple if they don't want a television network butting its head into their special day? Though, we have to say, Chris Harrison would make a great officiant. Regardless, it's great that the couple's on their own time schedule. Seriously, what's the rush?