'The Bachelorette's' JoJo Fletcher Is "More Ready Than Ever" to Find a Husband (on Reality TV)
Fletcher says she got "closure" with Ben Higgins during Monday night's 'After the Final Rose.'
ABC surprised viewers of The Bachelor on Monday night with the announcement that JoJo Fletcher had been selected as the next Bachelorette. (Second runner-up Caila Quinn, who is half-Caucasian and half-Filipino, had been rumored to be the next pick amid expectations that the reality dating series would finally tap a diverse woman to lead the show. )
But Fletcher, who was seen in Monday night's season finale being dumped by Bachelor Ben Higgins (who ended up with Lauren Bushnell), says that she is ready to find a husband — on reality TV.
"I want to find my husband," Fletcher told People. "I want to find the person who will complete me and who will love me as much as I love him. I'm more ready than ever."
The real estate developer admitted it was a "really hard" time following her breakup with Ben but now says she holds no hard feelings and was "lucky" to have that experience.
"Watching it back, I kind of had to relive it and I definitely remember how sad I was. But I'm not bitter and I'm not angry. Ben followed his heart. Even though it didn't work out, it still was a great relationship and I learned a lot from him."
She added that facing Higgins during the live After the Final Rose was hard.
"I know that was a tough situation for both of us," she says. "I was super nervous but he explained it well and I have closure."
The Bachelorette premieres May 23 on ABC.