JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are engaged (again), and fans can finally see the exact moment it happened. On Tuesday, September 24, Rodgers shared an Instagram TV video of his second proposal to the former Bachelorette. The engagement, which took place on August 24, was captured this time without TV cameras or a production crew. (Rodgers, however, came prepared with a videographer documenting the intimate moment from a concealed distance.)
“Three weeks ago I made the best decision of my life…again!” Rodgers captioned the video. Along with the footage, the SEC commentator included additional details from the day. “This proposal was just us, and let me tell you almost everything that could’ve gone wrong DID! But I wouldn’t have it any other way…IT WAS PERFECTLY IMPERFECT,” he wrote.
After secretly flying to Nashville to pick up Fletcher’s second engagement ring (an oval-cut stone set on a gold band), a delayed flight back home threatened to foil his proposal plans. The couple planned to tour a potential wedding venue the next day, where Rodgers was going to pop the question.
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This proposal was just us, and let me tell you almost everything that could’ve gone wrong DID! But I wouldn’t have it any other way…IT WAS PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.. so @joelle_fletcher here’s the full video since you blacked out from shock and dont remember much 😂 & here’s a quick overview of the near disaster that was the 48 hours before the proposal: For starters the custom ring I designed in NYC had to be rushed and barely (🙌🏽) arrived in time. Problem was, for secrecy I had to have it shipped on Thursday to Nashville (before a Sat proposal) to be picked up by a friend. Meanwhile I was in Studio for work in Charlotte that night and had to tell a little (HUGE) white lie to JoJo that I was going to be in studio until Midnight (when really I was flying to Nashville at 10pm without her knowing to pick up the ring). And here’s where it gets fun…my flight was delayed 4hrs, I took off at 2:30am all the while praying JoJo didn’t FaceTime or call me because I wouldn’t be able to answer in an airport or on the plane & that would seem SUPER shady. Landed in Nashville at 345am, drove to friends house to pick it up, then back to airport to catch a 6am flight to LA to meet up with JoJo. Didn’t sleep. I had never seen the venue I was planning to propose at. The lady I had coordinated with that was in on the secret bailed last minute so some random lady that had no idea I was proposing walked us through the venue and miraculously caught on to what was happening and filmed it from afar on her iPhone. Somehow….it all came together and was so amazing and surreal. Thanks again to @ry_lip10 for picking up the ring in Nashville & letting me stomp through your house while you were sleeping at 4am trying to find it in the dark 😂. Thanks to @ringconcierge for finishing this beautiful ring just in the nick of time! And big shout out to that random lady that probably was so confused when I started my proposal but figured she better film it…you’re the real MVP!!! 😂😂 Funny how much harder this proposal thing is without 20 producers planning the whole thing!! @joelle_fletcher I LOVE YOU 😍
Despite the unexpected obstacles he faced, Rodgers made it home just in time and the proposal went off without a hitch. “Big shout out to that random lady that probably was so confused when I started my proposal but figured she better film it…you’re the real MVP!!!” he continued. “Funny how much harder this proposal thing is without 20 producers planning the whole thing!!”
The couple’s second engagement comes three years after Rodgers’s first proposal on Season 12 of The Bachelorette. Now that they’re engaged again, the duo’s wedding plans are fully underway. In addition to revealing that their wedding will take place next year, they’ve explained how their prolonged engagement has prepared them for marriage.
“We wouldn’t change it,” Fletcher previously said. “Without having those years to go through different seasons of life together and learning how to navigate through the good and the bad, I wouldn’t feel as confident. It was important for us to know that this was what we wanted for the rest of our lives. I’m happy we waited. But now we’re good to go.”