The Bachelorette couple JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers may have to cancel their upcoming summer wedding due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“We haven’t announced the date of our wedding yet, but it is this summer — and I have been very cool about it because in my mind, we have great relationships with our vendors… [and] I thought that our venue was very flexible,” JoJo, 29, explained in an Instagram Live session with Chris Harrison and his girlfriend Lauren Zima on Tuesday, according to Us Weekly.
“But today our wedding planner actually called me and was like, ‘Hey, where’s your head at with everything?’ And I was like, ‘Well, we’re good. Like, we’re just going to wait until the last minute to see if we need to reschedule.'”
JoJo recalled, “And she said to us that, ‘Totally hear you, but the problem with that is that your venue now is starting to book up through up until 2021.'”
Jordan, 31, explained that couples who have canceled their March and April wedding dates are rescheduling for slots he and JoJo had in mind if, worst case scenario, The Bachelorette couple must postpone their own nuptials.
However, the Cash Pad stars reportedly said they’re doing their best to remain calm and optimistic about the situation.
“Now I’m starting to feel that sort of, like, anxiety about it,” JoJo admitted.
“But we had a good conversation today about how to deal with it, and it’s kind of like where we’re at — and you can speak to this too, [Jordan] — we would never sacrifice that day to just rush and get it done.”
After all, JoJo and Jordan took their time after getting engaged, nearly three years, to even begin planning a wedding.
“So if it can’t happen the way we want it to happen,” JoJo continued, “we’ll do it when we can. And I know like with Jordan, we can’t push it to fall. So that’s the struggle.”
Jordan added, according to Us, “It’s been four years so what’s another year?”
But after JoJo expressed shock over Jordan suggesting they wait another whole year, Jordan clarified, “No, I’m kidding.”
Jordan reportedly told Chris and Lauren that he and his fiancee want their wedding to be “authentic” to who they are without sacrificing the safety of all their guests.
“We don’t want people to be worried about traveling around it, so if there is that, then we’ll look at possibly rescheduling to next year even though that’s not what we want to do,” Jordan said.
JoJo noted they’ll be taking things “day by day,” but that doesn’t mean she’s not “anxious.”
JoJo told Us in September 2019 that the couple planned to marry between “May and July of next year.”
And she shared with People around that time, “We want an outdoor wedding in California either Malibu, Napa or Santa Barbara. We’re going to tour and lock in a venue sooner rather than later.”
JoJo finished as the runner-up on Ben Higgins’ season of The Bachelor and then starred on The Bachelorette’s twelfth season, where she met and fell in love with Jordan, a former professional football player who now works as a sports commentator.
JoJo and Jordan’s engagement aired on The Bachelorette in 2016, and then Jordan proposed marriage for a second time with a new engagement ring in August 2019.