The Romantic (and Stressful) Story Behind Jordan Rodgers' Second Proposal to JoJo Fletcher

Not everything is always as simple as it seems. Just ask Jordan Rodgers.

Jordan proposed to his fiancée JoJo Fletcher a second time on August 24 in a surprise twist while they were out touring wedding venues in California. The couple announced the happy news on social media the next day and said they would share the story of the romantic gesture at a later date.

That day has finally come.

The former NFL player said in his initial Instagram announcement that his plan for the big proposal “almost fell apart multiple times.” On Thursday evening, Jordan shared the nitty-gritty details about the obstacles (and many flights) it took to get his picture-perfect proposal.

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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 😍

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According to Jordan’s post, it seemed as though Murphy’s Law (anything that can go wrong, will go wrong) was trying to shoulder its way into his path. Jordan was not going to allow any of that to get in his way, and he even dubbed the whole day “PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.” Jordan wrote in his caption that it was all a “near disaster” because his 5-carat custom ring he designed “had to be rushed and barely arrived in time.”

For secrecy’s sake, Jordan had the jeweler ship the ring to a friend in Nashville. He then flew from work in Charlotte to Nashville, telling JoJo he was working late. Jordan explained, “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.”

This flight delay caused a massive time crunch. Jordan said he arrived in Nashville at 3:45 a.m., picked up the ring, then hopped back on a 6 a.m. flight to Los Angeles to meet up with JoJo.

The stress didn’t end when he arrived in Los Angeles, either. Jordan had already chosen a venue to propose, but “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.”

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I love @joelle_fletcher with all my heart!! I always wanted to re-propose, with no cameras, no producers, no drama...just us. Our first engagement was so real, and meant so much to us both, but as we start to actually plan our wedding for next year I wanted to do it all over again, OUR WAY! So I bought a new ring, made a plan (that almost fell apart multiple times), and got down on one knee all over again. This time it was simple: Joelle is the love of my life, she is my rock, she is the funniest, strongest, and sweetest person I have ever known. The first time around I fell in love with a lot of what you all love about JoJo. But this time around I got on one knee and vowed to honor and protect her heart, which is the greatest part of her. She loves her family, her friends, me, and complete strangers with the most pure love a human can give. And THAT is what I love most about her most. How she treats people, how she loves people, and how she makes me a better man. And that is what I will always love, cherish, and protect the most! So this time the promise and commitment were the same as the first, but this time my love for her has grown a million times over. And 50 years from now I’ll look back and it’ll have grown a million times over again. And so the greatest adventure in life begins (again)...with the my best friend. Let’s get F’ing married already 😘(And let me tell you SHE HAD NO IDEA 😂, videos and more pictures to come!)

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In August, Jordan said that he wanted to propose a second time off-camera. He romantically wrote on Instagram at the time, “Joelle is the love of my life, she is my rock, she is the funniest, strongest, and sweetest person I have ever known. The first time around I fell in love with a lot of what you all love about JoJo. But this time around I got on one knee and vowed to honor and protect her heart, which is the greatest part of her.”

JoJo and Jordan met and got engaged on Season 12 of “The Bachelorette” in 2016 and are (clearly) just as strong as ever.

According to Us Weekly, Jordan and JoJo will tie the knot in June or July 2020.

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