J.P. Rosenbaum Reveals If He’s Dating, What He’s Looking For in a Partner, and If He Hopes to Get Married Again
Bachelor Nation stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum famously met on Season 7 of “The Bachelorette” and tied the knot on TV in 2012. In October 2020, the couple announced their decision to split following a monthslong separation.
Despite their divorce, the two have kept a united front for their family. Ashley and J.P. have been focused on co-parenting their two children, son Ford and daughter Essie.
Ashley recently went public with her new relationship, so many Bachelor Nation fans have questions about J.P.’s dating life.
J.P. decided to take to Instagram for a Q&A where he answered a lot of the questions on peoples’ minds.
He started off by answering whether he’s dating at all, saying, “This seems to be on the minds of many… and yes, of course I date. But if it’s all the same to you guys, I think I’d just like to keep my private life private for a bit.”
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Another fan asked J.P. how he got through his and Ashley’s divorce, and while he said it’s too much to type, “Focus on your family, your friends, your kids, and all that makes you happy in this world, and of course, a good therapist!”
And while J.P. doesn’t plan to share the specifics surrounding his dating life right now, he did share what he’s looking for in a potential partner.
The Bachelor Nation star said, “I’m old enough now, with enough experience to know and understand what works and what doesn’t. I don’t have a checklist, but there are definitely a few things that must exist.”
J.P. went on, saying, “Communication is number one, or at least right up there at the top. No matter how bad, how good, how upsetting, or how exciting something is, you’ve gotta be able to discuss it all and be open to multiple perspectives that you won’t always agree with.”
He shared that communication is the best way to process conflict without judgment and move forward together.
Another fan asked J.P. if he ever wants to get married again and he got candid with his answer.
“I’m looking for that connection, that friend, that life long commitment, that impenetrable love, that person… my person. The legal aspect for me is irrelevant. Would I? Sure. Do I need to? Nope. As long as everything else is there, I’m good,” J.P. said.
J.P. also shared an update on his mental health, saying, “That’s one (of many) things that you’re never prepared for at all. I never knew just how powerful the brain could be and the thoughts (at first) never stopped. It was even debilitating for me at times.”
Thankfully, he shared that he’s in a better place now but added, “Your mental health should NOT be taken for granted. Take care of yourself!”
Those are some words of wisdom! We’re glad to hear that J.P. is doing well, and we know that he and Ashley being so candid about their experience with co-parenting and divorce will help many others going through something similar.