"I am not on Paradise, and it was a decision that was mutual and didn’t really make the most sense for me," the 37-year-old exclusively tells OK! while talking about his latest collaboration with luxury footwear company Del Toro. "I expressed interest in a certain lady in Bachelor Nation [Kelley Flanagan], and I don’t think she was going to go, and I am pretty deliberate things I do in life. I think there is a heck of a lot of beautiful, interesting charismatic girls in Bachelor Nation that I would love to take out, but I think sort of based on the timing, the things I had going on from a work standpoint and everything else and then combined with the girls that were going on the season, it didn’t make the most sense for me to pursue."
He continues, "I have nothing against the franchise, love the franchise, love the experience and the relationships and everything. I would be super flattered to have a continuation, but this summer in Paradise taking off to go make jokes, sit and drink margaritas and not be successful in finding love didn’t really make sense for me at this point."
Even though Jordan won't be with some of his pals, he is looking forward to seeing how everything pans out.
"I am really rooting for Riley [Christian]. I see Riley pretty regularly. I have had him over my apartment five or so times and probably hung out triple that in the city. I know he’s excited about going and would be rooting for him as well as Dr. Joe [Park] and Kenny [Braasch] and Ed [Waisbrot], I am friends with all of those guys as well. I think hopefully all of them are going and open to it and looking forward to meeting someone special," he says.
In the meantime, Jordan is still hoping to find his other half.
"I am trying to get out there and date," he reveals. "In terms of what I am looking for, I think I am happy to really, really be upfront at this point in life and put it out there, and if it wasn’t this way, I think it would be kind of weird. I am looking to get married. I am looking to have a family and that is really my goal in the next step of my life. Obviously, continuing to work and be successful and taking advantage of new opportunities and such. Having a family and having kids is really the thing I want the most for the next step of my life and just looking for that woman with a really, really big heart who wants to have kids as well."
When the managing director isn't trying to find love, he is diving into the fashion world.
So much so, this past June, Jordan co-designed a new Milano Loafer in his favorite color, green, with Del Toro's CEO Andrew Roberts.
"The leadership team over at Del Toro saw me on the season and was a big fan of not only my outlandish fashion and attention to detail, but really liked my personality and humor and everything that I brought to the show," he says of how everything came together. "They thought it would be a complementary fit for them as a branding standpoint."
Of course, Jordan is "wearing [his loafers] all of the time," as they are "super, super comfortable" and "really soft."
Clearly, going on the ABC franchise propelled Jordan's career, and he is eager to take on many more projects down the line.
"To be able to help design and collaborate in this way with such an elite brand really means the world to me, and it’s something I am really, really passionate about," he adds.
To shop Jordan's collection, click here: https://deltoroshoes.com/pages/summer-2021.