‘The Bachelorette’: Kaitlyn Bristowe Sings Her Heartache on Shawn Booth Split

The Bachelorette alum Kaitlyn Bristowe can now add singer/songwriter to her long list of talents. She just released a country song written right before her breakup with her fiance. It gives a very personal look into her thoughts and feelings at the time. But Kaitlyn didn’t think it was the right time to share it with the world until now.

The Bachelorette: Rave Reviews as Kaitlyn Bristowe Drops Debut Single

Seemingly out of nowhere, season 11’s Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe dropped a single on May 14. It’s a country tune called If I’m Being Honest that Kaitlyn wrote when her engagement with her season’s winner, Shawn Booth, ended. So, it’s a deeply personal and emotional glimpse into where her head was at the time.

It comes not long after Kaitlyn opened up about her past struggles with depression and a valium addiction. The former Bachelorette‘s dive into some of the worst times of her life met with waves of support from the Bachelor Nation. And her new venture into the music industry had an equally supportive reception. Her song even reached number one in Canada and #2 in the US on iTunes.

Kaitlyn “Didn’t Think I Would Ever” Release Song

In a message to her fans, Kaitlyn Bristowe explained that she never really thought she’d release the single. “I was too afraid, insecure, and kept doing the classic ‘what if,'” said the Bachelorette star. Then, she realized she needed to say, “f*ck the what-ifs.” But, with the COVID-19 craziness, Kaitlyn decided, “this uncertain time has shed light on how important time is.” So, she’s not going to be wasting it anymore.

She says, “singing has always been something that makes my heart happy.” Not to mention, Kaitlyn’s good at it, too. Although they no longer apply to her failing relationship with Shawn, the lyrics are still relatable. In fact, she thinks that “we can all relate to the lyrics right now” with COVID-19 affecting mental and physical health.

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The Bachelorette: Alums Send Kaitlyn Congratulations

A lot of Bachelor Nation ladies reached out to congratulate Kaitlyn Bristowe on her beautiful song. Hannah Brown, Hannah Godwin, Becca Tilley, Andi Dorfman, Madison Prewett, Jojo Fletcher, and Lauren Luyendyk were just a few of them.

Some of the franchise’s guys did the same. Nick Viall, Blake Horstmann, and Kaitlyn’s boyfriend, Jason Tartick all had kind things to say as well.

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