Bachelor in Paradise's Jordan and Jenna Have Broken Up

This is an incredibly sad story: Jordan Kimball has ended his relationship with Jenna Cooper. The news comes the day after their engagement was televised on the Bachelor in Paradise season finale and the day after Reality Steve reported allegations of infidelity on Jenna's part.

Jordan and Jenna met during Bachelor in Paradise Season 5. Their relationship had ups and downs on the show, but Jordan seemed to really care about Jenna, which helped him become a Bachelor Nation favorite after he got a villain edit on The Bachelorette. He proposed to her on the last day of filming, and they seemed happy together as of the reunion show taping. They even announced a wedding date: June 9, 2019.

But it was a lie, because hours before the finale aired on Tuesday Reality Steve shared text messages he had received from an unidentified man who said he was in a sexual relationship with Jenna while she was engaged to Jordan. The texts, which Reality Steve confirmed are genuine, contain graphic sex talk and the claim "Jordan and I aren't together for real. I don't even like him let alone love him. I'm better than him and once I'm able to I'll break it off for good and make up some story to make him look bad if it'll make you feel better."

Jenna denied the report in a statement to People, saying, "I am aware of the allegations being made against me and they are simply untrue. I am choosing to focus on my relationship right now. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time."

But it wasn't enough, because Jordan has ended the relationship. "I deal with unreasonable circumstances reasonably and have come to terms with a decision to remove myself from the relationship, it breaks my heart to think, feel and fall for this," he wrote on Instagram. "It's dropped me. Fumbling emotions and being understanding is not easy. I'll be taking time to pursue my inner peace and she will always have me to talk to, if you've reached out to me, allow me time. Thank you to those that have."

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To think, to feel, to fall. These emotions interact with experiences and people, when you find a person you think about them, you feel when they feel and sometimes you fall. When you're in love with even the experiences you've had with them it's something to respect. Being careless with someone that you give your heart to and reach milestones with isn't sensible no matter what the terms may be. I have not had an easy life and having struggles allows me to grab onto tough times and discard them from my path. I deal with unreasonable circumstances reasonably and have come to terms with a decision to remove myself from the relationship, it breaks my heart to think, feel and fall for this. It's dropped me. Fumbling emotions and being understanding is not easy. I'll be taking time to pursue my inner peace and she will always have me to talk to, if you've reached out to me, allow me time. Thank you to those that have.

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Jordan received support on the post from his Bachelor in Paradise co-stars including upcoming Bachelor Colton Underwood, who wrote, "Love you bro," and Chelsea Roy, who left a heart emoji.

Jordan elaborated on his decision to end the relationship in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying that he doesn't know if the text messages are real or not, but either way, he has to end the relationship. "I just can't wait and hold on to see if this is fake," he said. "I allowed myself to be played, but I will not allow myself to be fooled by this. If this turns out to be fake, then hey, it's a good thing that I didn't lash out at her. But I cannot take a chance with my heart."

"You will not see me pursue any kind of vengeance on her," he added. "I care about Jenna. Everyone saw me fall at first sight for her and I will never deny that. Just because this has happened does not mean that I will discount how I felt for her. I will not try to play it off that it doesn't hurt. I would be doing the love that I felt for her an injustice if I were to say that I didn't feel strongly about this."

Later on Wednesday, Jordan explained why he believes the text messages are genuine in an interview with Reality Steve, citing suspicious behavior on Jenna's part before and after the story broke (when confronted, she didn't deny sending the texts, but instead said she didn't remember if she had) and saying that the writing style in the texts matches Jenna's.

Jenna denied that she cheated on Jordan and posted a statement on Twitter claiming the text messages are "completely fabricated" and that she has "nothing to hide."

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Sep 13, 2018
Gutted. Who?
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Sep 13, 2018
As The Rock would say:

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THEY BROKE UP!!!

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