Jordan Rodgers Would 'Rather Not' Televise Wedding to JoJo Fletcher: 'I Want It To Be Ours'
By Jennifer Drysdale
Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher are taking their time before heading down the aisle, but when they're finally ready, don't expect to see their wedding on TV.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, Rodgers opened up about his and Fletcher's relationship nearly one year after viewers watched their engagement on the season 12 finale of The Bachelorette, and why they're taking their time before saying "I do."
"We're enjoying this time of being engaged, continuing to date and court each other, and getting to know each other even more. 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," said Rodgers, who is moving to a regular game-analyst position at SEC Saturday Night. "We want everything to be right and make sure we're in the right place. We still don't know if it's going to be Dallas forever, but it's a great place and there's a lot of moving parts as we figure things out together."
While Rodgers said he and Fletcher "love seeing our fans," he admitted that interest in their relationship has slowed down a bit over the past six months -- and they'd like to keep it that way.
"You always feel like you have to be 'on.' We're very relaxed and we love enjoying our downtime together and being in sweats, and you feel like you're always on guard, to some degree," he confessed before sharing that he hasn't heard from ABC about a televised wedding and has "no idea how that process works."
"[Televising our wedding is] something we would have to discuss together, but very honestly, my first reaction would be that I would probably rather not," he shared. "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," he continued. "If there's a way to do that and include fans, great. But that wouldn't be my first wish."
For now, instead of picking out fabrics and floral arrangements, Rodgers said Fletcher is "picking out tile" for the house she's currently flipping.
"We both do the same things we did before the show...I have my company back in California, my ESPN work. We just got back to what life is. We're happy to be doing it together and we had this short period of time where we met each other in this crazy and unbelievable way," he revealed. "We're just doing what we would have been doing if we met at a restaurant or through friends."