Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher Has Another Ben In Her LifeCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher Has Another Ben In Her Life

By Cortney Moore

If you aren’t up to date on the latest dating show celebrity news, ABC’s season 12 of The Bachelorette will star JoJo Fletcher, the 25-year-old who had her heart broken in the season 20 finale of The Bachelor with Ben Higgins. Fletcher and her illustrious Texan family are no strangers to reality TV. Aside from appearing on The Bachelor, she is also sister to Ready For Love reality star Ben Patton, who we had the chance to interview twice at Cupid’s Pulse! See here and here.

This celebrity news has us realizing that reality TV stars JoJo Fletcher and her brother Ben Patton share more than bloodlines. Cupid discusses below.

Last time we spoke with Patton, he was set on pursuing a relationship with his final pick and former Miss Texas winner, Angela Zatopek. He even proposed to her in the final episode of Ready For Love. Side note: Zatopek wrote episode recaps for us at (see here). Unfortunately, the magic didn’t last for this celebrity couple and they separated shortly after the season finale. Zatopek, beauty queen and self-proclaimed virgin, opened her heart for Patton and all of America to see, going as far as to make the first move with a bold kiss in episode 4. “I’ve never done anything like that in my life,” she told us. “As I watch it back on television, I realize it wasn’t the smoothest move..but hey, I was a rookie.”

Related Link: ‘Ready for Love’ Exclusive: Winner Angela Zatopek Shares Her Emotional Journey

Patton may have hinted that his relationship with Zatopek was on the rocks when he told us, “I keep telling her that we shouldn’t force the relationship for the sake of the show or to prove America wrong. If it’s not working, then it’s not working.” Will this be the advice he gives to his sister? Surely his experience would be a great asset to her as she tries to weed out potential suitors that are interested in her for not so genuine reasons.

Related Link: Ben Patton of ‘Ready for Love’ Says He’s “Still Going Through It” With His Final Pick

Is it a coincidence that Patton’s younger sister has followed in her big brother’s footsteps, or should it not be that much of a surprise since Fletcher had a role in helping her brother on Ready For Love? According to recent reporters, she’s friends with other reality TV stars, like the infamous Bachelor Jake Pavelka. It looks like reality TV stars run in the same circles, and family is no exception.

Related Link: NBC’s ‘Ready for Love’ Contestant Ben Patton Says, “When You’ve Fallen in Love, You Can’t Deny That It Exists

We all know that big brother Patton was extremely tough on Higgins when they met on the hometown dates, so we’re sure that wasn’t the last we’ll see of him. If he’s looking for more air-time, no doubt he’ll be appearing on Fletcher’s upcoming season of The Bachelorette. In fact, if Patton is still single, would ABC reconsider changing the format to a brother/sister season? Now, that’s something we would all like to see!

Regardless of what happens or who ends up winning Fletcher’s heart in this season of The Bachelorette, we cannot wait to see more of this sister/brother tag team. Maybe Patton and Fletcher can convince their brother Matt to join their pursuits next!

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