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The Bachelorette

Jackie Gordon: I Wanted Craig Robinson to Be The Bachelor! — Exclusive Interview

Season 15 Contestant Jackie Gordon would have loved Craig Robinson to be her Bachelor, but that’s okay… everything has worked out in her favor, because she and fellow Bachelor Alum Craig are officially an item! Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the hot new couple in New York to get all the details on their budding romance.

So, how did they meet? Craig and fellow cast mate Kasey Kahl (Ali Fedotowsky’s season) decided to crash The Bachelor Season 15’s “Women Tell All” wrap party in Los Angeles. Craig and Jackie hit it off as friends right away, but Jackie revealed the one thing she told him that night that hinted at something more: “I wish that he was the Bachelor, and I always wanted him to be,” she told us exclusively of The Bachelorette Season 6 sweetheart. “He was my favorite.”

After meeting at “The Women Tell All,” they kept in touch and hung out in Philadelphia where Craig lives, but again – just as friends. Jackie was dating Bachelor Pad’s Ames Brown at that time and says of Craig, “He was very respectful.”

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It’s no secret Jackie and Ames didn’t work out. So, when she saw Craig in Philly in November, she was single and they had such a blast that Craig asked her to be his plus one to a wedding the following weekend.

As you probably already know, the wedding date was a hit! Craig said, “There’s some characters in my life and she got to meet several of them […] I’ve never seen someone adjust so quickly to a whole big group of new people. It was awesome, she loved everyone and everyone loved her.”

Eventually, according to Craig, “I said to her, ‘I think I could date you, how do you feel about that?’” What did Jackie have to say about it? “I think I like that.” Craig thinks it’s silly looking back, but we think it’s adorable… and it worked out well for him! Since then, they’ve been seeing each other almost every weekend in Philly or New York. In fact, Craig spent Christmas with Jackie’s family in Rhode Island and loved them: “They really are an awesome family.”

Craig has already met every friend in Jackie’s life, which Jackie says “is really big, that’s never happened to me.” She met his family too this past weekend: “His parents are great. They’re exactly what I expected, fun and sweet. He comes from a very loving, together family.” Could these two be more perfect for each other?

So far, Craig says, “Everything’s been great.” Still, they are adjusting to a relationship in the spotlight. According to Craig, “We have this expectation now of letting everyone know that everything is great with us.” He continued, “At the place that we’re at right now […] I can’t say that I’ve had an experience before that I’ve grown so close to someone in such a short period of time.” We love these two together!

Check out more with Jackie and Craig this Tuesday on Natalie Getz’ web show - Gossip With Getz on at 5:00PM PST.

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01.10.2012 / 01:08 AM EDT by Tracy Goldenberg
Related: The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Craig Robinson, Jackie Gordon

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