“I don’t have any resentment,” the Bachelorette star tells PEOPLE exclusively. “The memories of him still pop up, but in positive ways. I don’t have any anger because The Bachelor was a time in my life where I grew so much.”
Fletcher continues, “I don’t think I’ll ever forget the moment we broke up. Ben was one of the greatest loves of my life. But I learned from the experience. And seeing Ben’s relationship with Lauren [Bushnell] helped me accept what it is and be happy with the outcome.”
• For more about JoJo Fletcher’s journey to find love, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Now, the 25-year-old real estate developer is the one with the roses when The Bachelorette premieres on Monday.
Promises Fletcher of the season: “There is a lot of drama!”
The Bachelorette premieres Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.