Hutchinson told ET that he was "just joking" when he added the off-handed quip about Poppe forgetting him, but said that a lot of critics took it a little too seriously.
"There are so many like blogs on the internet that are like, 'Caleb is already showing signs of insecurity. [It's] the downfall of their relationship,'" Hutchinson shared in a mocking tone, clearly rejecting the very notion.
Back in May, ET caught up with the happy pair just moments after Poppe was declared the season's big winner, and they opened up on how and why they stayed quiet about dating.
"[We met] the first day of Hollywood Week and we haven’t really spent any time apart since then,” he dished. “It was one of those things where I didn’t want it to affect anything, and I didn’t want to exploit my feelings for her ‘cause they’re very, very real. Once voting was over, I was like, ‘Shoot, I want the world to know.'"
Check out the video below to hear more from the cute couple about their burgeoning romance.