EXCLUSIVE: JoJo Fletcher Gives Advice to Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, Says She Was 'Shocked' by the Finale

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JoJo Fletcher is one of the few people in the world who can relate to what Rachel Lindsay and her new fiancé Bryan Abasolo are going through right now. The 26-year-old former Bachelorette star has been happily engaged to her man, Jordan Rodgers, for more than a year now, but understands the pressures of post-show life.

JoJo spoke with ET’s Lauren Zima on Thursday at the Sole Society’s Fall Collection Launch at The Highlight Room in the Dream Hotel in Hollywood, California, about the pressures the couple will face and her advice to them.


WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Lindsay Reveals She Told Bryan Abasolo That She Was In Love With Him In the Fantasy Suite


“Right after, you go through hard times, and it's not easy to transition into normal life that quickly," she tells ET. "I know that I'm not the first to. We had a hard time, Rachel and Bryan will have a hard time, Kaitlyn [Bristowe] and Shawn [Booth], you all go through these situations where you’re trying to figure out it out. If you're able to get through it, it turns into something very beautiful.”

This day was a dream come true! Bryan you have shown me a love that I've never had before. You've challenged me in ways I could have never imagined. This road was not easy but you have been my rock and still are my rock through it all. We found love in such a public way but the depths of our love is something that only we will know and will have between each other forever. I would do it all over again if it led me back to you. You are my better half and thank you for being just who you are and never changing for anyone. Thank you for always taking the high road and thank you for loving me unconditionally. I love you with all of me @thebryanabasolo and more than I could ever define to you! I am so excited to spend forever with you.

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JoJo also thinks it’s important not to let the negativity seep into the couple’s relationship.

“You're going to be so overwhelmed by so much love and so much support because the Bachelor Nation fan base," she noted. "But you're always going to have the negative opinions and the hurtful comments."

JoJo added, “I think if you just focus on your relationship, not let it get to you -- it's going to get to you but not let it get to you to the point to where you start taking it out on each other -- and if you're able to get through that, then I think your relationship proves itself.”

The former reality star admitted that Rachel’s intense finale earlier this week kept her on the edge of her seat.

“I watched the finale, and I think I was just as drawn and shocked as everyone else and just into it. The breakup with Peter was super intense but in the finale she looked super beautiful and so happy so I'm happy for them,” she said.

She added that Peter’s behavior in the finale made him worthy of being the next Bachelor.

“I think people are really excited for Peter,” JoJo said. “I think that he handled himself very well, very gracefully and respectfully, so I hope that if he's wanting to do it and he's offered that, that people would be excited for him.”

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