Bachelor in Paradise star Jordan Kimball is doing his best to stay positive amid the endless drama with his ex-fiancée, Jenna Cooper.
The former Bachelorette star opened up to Entertainment Tonight about the texting scandal, as well as the story behind Jenna accusing him of fabricating the messages.
For those who don’t know, Jenna’s attorney sent Jordan an email last week accusing him of creating fake text messages that claim she was cheating on him.
“I absolutely, 100 percent did not fabricate those text messages. I’ll put my hand on the Bible for that,” he said on Sunday, October 7.
“I was absolutely blindsided by this. When I got this email, I called Mr. Apple. I left him a voicemail. Then, we got on the phone and he started shouting at me. In my mind, that isn’t OK.”
He continued, “I ended the phone call and then his associate, Bill Young, called me several times within 10 minutes. At this point, I have nothing to say to them.”
The lawyers questioned Jordan about the communication he has had with Reality Steve, but Jordan promises he didn’t speak to him prior to all this drama.
“They’re asking me for all the communication I’ve had with Reality Steve. I would have no problem with that coming to light; I’d never even spoken to Reality Steve until the evening that all of these texts came out,” he said.
“The way they’re portraying this situation doesn’t add up for me. I’m not gaining anything from it.”
The good news is Jordan has close family and friends around to support him during this time.
“I’ve had good family and friend support during this, but it’s been a really tough time. I will never jeopardize having my character questioned by someone who I fall for,” he said.
“I need to take more time in future and not fall in love after a few weeks. But then again, people will only show you as much as they’re willing to let you see.”
Stephen Carbone — aka Reality Steve — is also opening up about the scandal, since it was his site that published the story in the first place.
“As I’ve maintained from the beginning, I stand behind my reporting. Nothing Jenna posts on her Instagram, nor her lawyer’s bizarre demands to Jordan or myself, change anything,” he said in a statement.
“The situation has become comical now with Jenna and her team grasping at straws. Jordan and I are having a good laugh at the absurdity of it all.”