Whoa, huge life change alert! Jackie Gordon, who starred alongside Emily Maynard in The Bachelor Season 15 and later completed on Bachelor Pad 2, announced on October 2 that she’s made a big choice: She’s losing her religion (and getting a new one in return). As of today, Jackie’s become one of God’s chosen people. That’s right — she’s converting to Judaism.
The change may seem sudden to some, but for those who’ve followed the Rhode Island-born artist’s post-Bachelor love story, they may know that she’s been engaged to JP Morgan financial advisor Marcus Kline since mid-February. Marcus is Jewish, so it looks like our girl Jackie’s made the decision to stand by her man... under the chupah, that is.
Upon the announcement, one of Jackie’s fans replied, “you practically ARE Charlotte from SATC!” No joke. In fact, we thought the same thing! Becoming a born-again Jew isn’t even the first similarity — they’re both stunning New England-born brunettes with impeccable style and ties to the art world. Twinsies!
If Charlotte’s experience on Sex and the City is at all like the real thing, Jackie’s conversion was no easy feat, involving Torah classes and a ritual bath called a mikvah. The changes don’t stop there, however. In two weeks, Jackie will be dancing the hora with her new hubby, Marcus. Mazel tov to the happy couple!