‘The Bachelorette’ Shawn Booth Hurt By Ex-Fiancé Kaitlyn Bristowe’s New Relationship with Jason Tartick

The Bachelorette alum Shawn Booth recently admitted to being hurt by his ex-fiancé Kaitlyn Bristowe moving on so soon. In a recent interview on The Ben and Ashley Almost Famous Podcast, Shawn opens up about his feelings. Kaitlyn began openly dating another The Bachelorette alum, Jason Tartick, in January 2019. However, Shawn reveals he actually found out they were dating back in November 2018.

The Bachelorette: Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe End Engagement

In November 2018, Shawn Booth and now former fiance Kaitlyn Bristowe announced they were no longer engaged. The couple officially parted ways in September 2018. However, they initially kept it a secret. Shawn states during the last few months of their relationship, they were “working through” the rough patches. But evidently, in the end, things didn’t work out.

All in all, The Bachelorette celeb says it was a mutual split. They weren’t giving each other everything the other person desired. He states there were certain things each partner needed that the other was unable to provide. In addition, Shawn reveals it was very difficult to be on the same page. “We’re both stubborn people,” stated the reality star.

Moreover, the pair just simply grew apart over the years. Shawn Booth was heavily involved with fitness and building his business. Likewise, Kaitlyn Bristowe remained occupied with her new podcast, Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe. The couple spent a significant time apart.

Shawn Squashes Rumor Regarding Potential Marriage

Additionally, they also never officially made wedding plans after being engaged since 2015. Shawn Booth states there was never a point where Kaitlyn Bristowe or himself finally agreed to get married. The couple both agreed to take it slow. They were trying to get to that stage, but never did.

Also, unlike fans assumed, Shawn wasn’t preventing a marriage from occurring. It was rumored that The Bachelorette was ready to get married, but Shawn wasn’t. However, this is false. The duo simply wanted to be sure marriage would be a wise decision before they pursued it.

Shawn Booth Admits He Didn’t Think it Was Over

On today’s Almost Famous podcast, The Bachelorette star revealed he initially believed they may reunite. However, his assumption reached a screeching halt once he discovered Kaitlyn and Jason Tartick were dating. Shawn confesses he found out about their involvement in November 2018. The duo became involved shortly after Jason’s appearance on Kaitlyn’s podcast, Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe.

The heartbroken reality star says he’s now questioning everything. They’ve experienced so much together. “Not only were we engaged, but I lost my best friend.” Rather quickly too. Initially, the ex couple kept in touch and remained friends, but that’s all changed.

Shawn Booth says that after he found out about Jason Tartick, they couldn’t be friends. While he doesn’t need believe The Bachelorette cheated on him, it still stings. The fitness guru states it’s just all difficult to understand. He admits to being angry, upset and certainly hurt.

The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick

Overall, though it may be difficult to watch, The Bachelorette alum states it makes him comfortable she’s moved on. He wants to see her happy. In addition, it’s helped him to move on as well. He knows he’ll be very happy again oneday with another person. This situation has made him stronger, and he’s grateful for everything he’s experienced in life.

Witnessing Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick swoon in public has proved to be quite challenging. Shawn says he doesn’t quite understand why they pretended their first date occurred in January. The couple publicly chronicled their “first date” earlier this month. Fans were excited. But since the pair began dating a couple months earlier, it’s confusing as to why they’d act brand new according to Booth.

All in all, the ex-lover believes Kaitlyn is allowed to do as she pleases. He knows he doesn’t have any say in it. It’s just difficult seeing your ex-fiancé with another person. The Bachelorette stud states he’s had a tough time figuring out why she would display so much of her new relationship online knowing he would see it. He confesses he’s avoided Twitter for a while. In addition, he only uses Instagram for business purposes. But he avoids the “discover” page in order to avoid viewing the new couple.

Shawn Addresses Random Girl Rumor – Double Standard?

In the midst of dealing with their breakup, a photo surfaces of Shawn Booth and another female. The tabloids released a picture of The Bachelorette fitness junkie with a young lady at a fitness event. Shawn said it was only a picture. He was never involved with her. There were 300+ people present at the venue that held the same status as she did.

However, Shawn received backlash. Many hateful comments and emails were sent his way. He most certainly didn’t think it was fair he was criticized so heavily. Especially when he new Kaitlyn and Jason Tartick were an item (though it wasn’t public).

Interestingly, when Kaitlyn Bristowe aired her new beau, fans were all for it. She didn’t face half the harshness Shawn did for moving on too soon. A double standard definitely exists.

The Bachelorette: Braving the Storm

At the end of the podcast today, Ben Higgins asked Shawn if they’d ever rekindle their love. The Bachelorette star answered with a quick “no.” He believes their relationship is over for good. She’s moved on, and oneday he will do just the same with another lucky young lady.

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Lauren Sanders

Reality television is my guilty pleasure. I’ve been a fan of reality TV since MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules. I currently enjoy watching all things The Bachelor and anything on HGTV. I'm a busy mom and full-time writer!