Jamie opened up about his difficult childhood and how his mother had committed suicide when he was in his twenties. Michelle called Jamie, who was completely vulnerable with the Bachelorette, a "beautiful" man, and she was "so impressed" by him.
Michelle thought she and Jamie were "very compatible" and had "a lot of chemistry." She envisioned a life with him being adventurous, vulnerable, romantic and compassionate, and so she gave him a rose.
But during the second group date of The Bachelorette, several guys appeared jealous over Michelle's "off-the-chart" chemistry with Joe Coleman and questioned if the pair had known each other prior to the show.
The men decided not to harp on the subject and just focus on their own connection with Michelle, but Jamie admitted the situation bothered him and looked "odd and suspicious."
Jamie therefore proceeded to lie to Michelle by telling her that other men were concerned about her dynamic with Joe although he didn't care and was totally fine with whatever happened in her past.
"I think given this entire journey is about authenticity and about trust, and that that's the standard that has been set, I think there are people out there that have been questioning that," Jamie told Michelle.
He added, "I think it's gotten to the point where it's taken on a life of its own, and I think it's important because it also could potentially extend outside of just this bubble here."
Jamie also claimed one of his friends once spotted Michelle out at a bar with "a tall, light-skinned baller" and so people assumed she was "boo'd up."
Michelle broke down into tears over the idea of her bachelors questioning her honesty and integrity, and she didn't know which men had her back and believed in her.