Joey Graziadei: 7 things to know about Charity Lawson’s ‘The Bachelorette’ bachelor


Joseph “Joey” Graziadei is hoping to receive a rose from Charity Lawson after his hometown date on The Bachelorette’s twentieth season.

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


Charity and Joey shared one of the most intimate moments of The Bachelorette season so far when they broke the record for “the longest kiss in Bachelor-Nation history” with a four-minute and 25-second makeout session.

And in New Orleans, Charity and Joey soaked in local culture and had a blast together.

Charity told the cameras how Joey has a big heart and made her feel safe and seen. She said the bachelor always managed to sweep her off her feet. And Joey, in turn, told Charity that they had something special and he always missed her when she wasn’t around.

Charity called Joey’s energy “infectious” and said she craved more of him when they were apart. The romantic day was “reassuring” for Charity, and she was able to picture what their life might look like together after the show.

Charity told the cameras of Joey, “This man could be my husband, and I see a forever future with him.” She said they had reached a new emotional peak in their romance just before hometowns.

“I can see a finish line with her,” Joey said in a confessional.

Joey proceeded to tell Charity that he was “falling in love” with her, and Charity replied, “Thank you.”

Could Joey end up being the guy of Charity’s dreams? Until viewers can watch this pair’s hometown date and learn more about him on The Bachelorette, let’s get to know this bachelor a little bit right now.

Below is a list of seven 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 reveals his idea of a perfect date

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 teased during the July 27 episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast.

Charity went on to reveal that the heart-stopping incident occurred during Joey’s hometown date.

“So we do see in the preview with Joey’s family, his 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.


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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.

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