‘Bachelor’ Superfan, Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner Reacts to JoJo’s Hot Scary Brother: He Was on a Dating Show!

The Queen of Chick Lit chimes in on the ultimate chick show! Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes, Good In Bed) sat down with Us Weekly Video and dished on the Monday, February 22, episode of The Bachelor, in which Ben Higgins met the remaining four contestants’ parents — and, in JoJo Fletcher’s case, scary older brothers.

JoJo's brothers, Ben and Matt Patton
JoJo’s brothers, Ben and Matt Patton

“Am I that evil where I have planned this all out where I just wanted to get their sister to the point where she is falling for me, then break her heart on purpose?” Higgins, 26, asked the camera after Fletcher’s brothers Matt and Ben Patton endlessly questioned his motives.

Ben Higgins
Ben Higgins

Turns out, however, that Ben Patton has a reason to be skeptical toward reality dating competitions … because he was on one, too!

Ben Patton on 'Ready For Love'
Ben Patton on ‘Ready For Love’ in 2013 Dale Berman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The entrepreneur starred on NBC’s failed series Ready for Love in 2013. On the Eva Longoria-produced show, which was pulled from the air after two low-rated episodes, three matchmakers helped three of America’s most eligible bachelors (including Patton) find the women of their dreams. Patton ended up proposing to Angela Zatopek at the end of the season (streamed on Hulu), but their love didn’t last. The pair called off their engagement in June of that year.

JoJo Fletcher
JoJo Fletcher ABC/Craig Sjodin

So is his failed attempt at reality dating skewing his perspective? Was that why Patton was so harsh on Higgins? Plus, which girl does Weiner think will win over Higgins’ heart?

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