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Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher Sends Fiance Jordan Rodgers a Supportive Care Package During His First Week at ESPN

jordan rodgers jojo fletcher bacheloretteJordan Rodgers and Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher open up to each other on an upcoming episode of the ABC reality series. (ABC/Rick Rowell)

Sending a little long-distance love his way. Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher mailed her fiance, Jordan Rodgers, a care package and sent other messages of support during his first week as an analyst with the SEC Network.

Fletcher and Rodgers moved in together to her hometown of Dallas, Texas, after it was revealed that he was the season 12 winner of ABC’s beloved franchise. This past weekend, the couple’s families also surprised the lovebirds with an intimate engagement party. Then, Rodgers packed his bags and headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, for his first day as a college football analyst.

Despite the miles apart, they’re making it work. Fletcher posted a photo with her future husband from their engagement party this weekend, writing: “So proud of this boy right here– Not only is he the most loving, kindhearted and selfless man.. But also unbelievably hardworking and driven. Congrats on your first week w/ the SEC Network bubbi! You deserve it.”

She also sent him a cute delivery filled with an eclectic mix of necessities for the practical on-air commentator. The package includes a Moleskine notebook and pen, Ice Breakers (sour), Listerine Strips and pretzels from Justin’s. There was also a pink love note tucked away in the box.

Rodgers excitedly added on Instagram: “Fun day back in the SEC, much easier without 100k screaming fans and giant angry men trying to kill me…but only slightly. Tune in to SEC NOW live tomorrow!”

Meanwhile, ESPN Senior Vice President Stephanie Druley told SportsIllustrated.com the story about how Rodgers was hired. Druley claimed that it wasn’t perpetuated by his Bachelorette stardom.

“Our talent office had Jordan on their radar for some time,” the exec said. “He played at Vanderbilt. He played quarterback. We had seen some interviews that he had done. So we reached out to him. At the time, he was unavailable due to filming … He walked into my office and the first thing I said to him was that his hair might be too high for our network. Despite that, it was clear he had a real passion and a deep knowledge of college football. The audition was really good – rare that someone walks in off the street and does an audition that we would be willing to air.”

Rodgers also addressed the next phase in his career while speaking to The Knot and other reporters earlier this month.

“I mean, we’re going to be moving to Dallas,” he said in a call. “I own a company that does nutrition coaching, and I’ll be doing that from Dallas as well. That company is building, growing [and it’s] something I’m passionate about. And then I’ve been doing broadcasting for the last year, doing radio for ESPN and doing some TV stuff here and there.  And I’ll be working with ESPN SEC Network as a college football analyst. So it’s not getting ‘back to normal,’ because it’s a much more exciting chapter of our life.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.