Joseph "Joey" Graziadei is about to meet Charity Lawson's family, and he's hoping to be the last man standing on The Bachelorette's twentieth season.

Joey is a 27-year-old tennis pro from Koloa, HI.


Charity could see Joey's heart early on, and she said that he made her feel special and seen. She called Joey's energy "infectious" and said she could see him becoming her husband one day.

Joey told Charity that he was "falling in love" with her during his hometown date, but Charity discovered that Joey -- whom his family and friends think is outgoing, charming and energetic -- didn't always act like himself around people.

"I am human. There are moments when I don't feel that way, but then I try to push to be that person I think everybody sees me to be. That's the part that can be taxing," Joey told Charity during their Fantasy Suite date.

"I know it can be tough to be a person in a relationship with me because it can almost maybe sometimes feel like it can be a roller coaster. But it's just me, right?"

Charity could relate to trying to be "the best" all the time in order to get attention or praise from others.

Joey believed he and Charity really saw each other, and so he shared with The Bachelorette star, "Since [my hometown], I've realized that I am in love with you, and I've been wanting to tell you that for a while. I am in love with you, and I just want you to know that."

"Joey, that makes me so happy," Charity replied.

"You saying those words to me in this moment could not make me happier, and after the day that we spent, it's not even a matter of, 'Am I falling in love with you?' I am in love with you, and it is the best feeling... It's huge for me. I am so excited to be feeling like this."

Charity and Joey went on to enjoy an off-camera, overnight date together -- and Charity gushed in a confessional that Joey was "the definition of a perfect person, the person I've prayed for."

Charity even called her love for Joey "eternal," and after spending the night with him, she cried when he had to leave her. So did Joey end up winning Charity's heart?

Until viewers find out what happens next, let's get to know Joey better right now.

Below is a list of nine facts Reality TV World has compiled about The Bachelorette Season 20 contestant Joey Graziadei.

Joey's life is "truly paradise," according to ABC

After graduating from school, Joey quickly realized the corporate world wasn't for him.

The bachelor therefore moved to Hawaii to pursue his passion of teaching his favorite sport, tennis.

Joey spends his days with his students on the court, and then at night, he goes to the beach and watches the sunset with friends. However, Joey wishes he had a woman to share that with.


The Bachelorette bachelor is looking for an adventurous partner, just like himself

Joey is hoping to find a woman who is outgoing, friendly and loyal.

He is always up for an adventure, and so his future wife must be pretty spontaneous and up to the challenge -- certainly not a homebody.

The bachelor, who has a giant palm tree tattoo on his forearm as well as other ink on his body, also enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Family apparently means the world to Joey

When Joey was in kindergarten, his dad bravely came out as gay.

"I think [family] defined me. I think it's a big part of who I am... I grew up in a household where my parents were divorced. I think a lot of times, that can be viewed as being in a broken home, but I felt love from both of them," Joey shared on The Bachelorette.

He continued, "I think it's also important to share, like, why they ended up breaking up. So my parents broke up actually because my dad came out."

But Joey shared how his parents maintained a strong connection after their split and they still have love for each other to this day.

"They were such great parents to us, and all that was based on was love," Joey noted.

"It taught me how important love is, and my dad is now someone that I talk to about everything. He's my favorite person to speak to when I'm in a tough time, and it's made me, now, a more loving and accepting person."

Joey earned his Bachelor's Degree from a college in Pennsylvania

Joe attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania from 2013-2017.

He graduated with a major in Communication and Media Studies.

While in school, Joey was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Joey actually served as the President and Recruitment Chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha, and he was the founding member of the Mu Lambda Chapter.

Joey was naturally a tennis player in college

Joey was a member of West Chester University's Division II Men's Tennis team.

Before attending college, he also played Varsity Tennis in high school at Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA, where he served as the "Pep Club President."


The Bachelorette suitor loves adventure dates

Joey's perfect date with a woman would be taking on an adventure during the day -- such as hiking or some other activity -- followed by watching the sunset on a beach, according to

Joey would love to stay by the water post-sunset to watch the stars, and then they'd enjoy sushi for dinner to cap it all off.


Charity had an "extremely scary" moment filming Joey's hometown date

"For the most part, hometowns do go pretty smoothly. But, you know, it's not truly a hometown episode without some families asking hard-hitting questions," Charity said during the July 27 episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

Charity went on to reveal how her conversation with Uncle Joe was the heart-stopping incident she was teasing.

"Uncle Joe questions me, 'Do [you] feel like you're getting the whole Joey?' [He asked] if I was seeing the whole Joey," Charity recalled.

"And for me, that was extremely scary to hear or to have that brought up to me."

Charity said she truly thought she was "getting the whole Joey" every time they hung out together.

"And so, yeah, that definitely left me feeling a little uneasy, I'm not going to lie," The Bachelorette star shared.

"And so that could potentially be a problem for us, later down the road... And I'm sure it left [Joey] feeling a certain type of way. He probably was like, 'That's not a question that should be brought up.'"

But The Bachelorette star insisted she was "not mad" at Uncle Joe for his candidness.

"Obviously I appreciate the challenging questions because it allows me -- not that I'm in La-La Land -- but it kind of allows me to shift gears a little bit and be like, 'Alright, let's be a realist as much as possible here,'" Charity acknowledged.


Charity says her relationship with Joey was apart from the rest

Charity gushed about how Joey is "special" during her appearance on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

"Me and Joey's connection continuously grows at a very consistent and good rate. It's not too quickly," Charity shared with the podcast's co-hosts, Bachelor in Paradise spouses Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt.

"It's not like we're trailing behind. And I feel like, for me and him, obviously [our date in New Orleans] was another turning point in our relationship."

Charity recalled how she and Joey had "a very important conversation" surrounding interracial dating and potentially meeting his family.

"I think me not realizing maybe ahead of time, as open as Joey was, I think, for me, that was something that really continued to captivate me," Charity said.

"And so, yeah, Joey is someone who is just super special. He has a pure heart."

Charity added how Joey had a "calming presence" that she really appreciated about him.

"That's really what I need as a lead of the show, but also in real life," Charity noted. "He's just a rock!"

Joey finds Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively inspiring

Joey's guilty pleasure is Chipotle, and his last meal on earth would be a platter of fresh sushi, according to

The song "Thunderstruck" always gets Joey pumped up, and his celebrity crush is Dua Lipa.

His favorite men from Bachelor Nation are Dylan Barbour, Jason Tartick and Tyler Cameron.

And the celebrity couple whom Joey aspires to be like are the "obvious and electric" Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.