Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick were one of the most beloved couples in Bachelor Nation, but their fairy tale romance came to an abrupt end in August 2023. The former Bachelorette stars announced their breakup on Instagram, shocking their fans and followers. What went wrong between the two? How did they go from sparks to separation in just four years? Here is a timeline of their relationship and the reasons behind their split.
How did Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick Met?
Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe's paths first intersected in 2019, when Kaitlyn invited Jason as a guest on her podcast, “Off the Vine”. Kaitlyn had recently broken off her engagement with Shawn Booth, who was her final choice on The Bachelorette Season 11.
Jason, meanwhile, had just returned from his journey on The Bachelorette Season 14, where he was sent home by Becca Kufrin in the top three.
Jason Tartick alongside his ex-partner, Kaitlyn Bristowe.
It was clear from the beginning that Kaitlyn and Jason had a spark, as they teased and bantered with each other on the podcast. Kaitlyn later confessed that she felt an immediate attraction to Jason, who embraced her and consoled her when he found her in tears before the show. Jason also revealed that he had a soft spot for Kaitlyn since he saw her season of The Bachelorette.
How They Fell in Love: Kaitlyn and Jason’s Whirlwind Romance?
Kaitlyn and Jason kept in contact and began to date after their podcast episode was released. They announced their relationship in January 2019, on another episode of “Off the Vine”. They also posted their first pictures together on Instagram, expressing their affection for each other in the captions.
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick announced their relationship in January 2019.
Jason moved from Seattle to Nashville in May 2019, to live with Kaitlyn. They also welcomed two dogs, Ramen and Pinot, who became their furry children. They often shared cute photos and clips of their four-member family on social media, showing how blissful and in love they were.
Jason and Kaitlyn also encouraged each other’s careers and interests. Kaitlyn created a wine brand called Spade & Sparrows, while Jason launched a financial coaching firm called Restart. They also joined each other’s podcasts and YouTube channels, offering tips and perspectives on various topics.
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick Are Engaged After a Surprise Podcast Proposal
Jason popped the question to Kaitlyn in May 2021, when he caught her off guard with a proposal while she was doing an episode of her podcast. He presented her with a dazzling 5-carat diamond ring and a touching speech that left her speechless.
Further, she said yes and they toasted with champagne and confetti."It encompassed everything I could have desired."
Kaitlyn said of the proposal on her podcast. "The words he spoke were incredibly exquisite. Our gazes have never connected with such intensity before. As we held hands, the moment was so powerful, and though I hung onto his every word, it was as if I momentarily lost consciousness. It was a truly remarkable experience."
The couple shared the news of their engagement on Instagram, along with photos of the proposal. They received congratulatory messages from their fans and friends, including former Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who wrote, “Love you both! Congrats my friends.”
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick Split After Engagement Due to Work Stress and Shawn Booth’s Text
Things went downhill for Kaitlyn and Jason after they got engaged, but they seemed to be over the moon at the time. Sources close to the couple said that they began to grow apart due to their hectic schedules and different goals. Kaitlyn was busy co-hosting The Bachelorette Season 17 with Tayshia Adams, while Jason was focused on expanding his business and podcast.
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick Call Off Their Engagement.
According to a source who spoke to People, their intense involvement in their professional commitments resulted in limited interactions. It became evident to them that their life aspirations had taken different paths, leading to a decline in their compatibility.
The information conveyed to E! News indicated that Kaitlyn perceived a lack of appreciation from Jason, as he failed to allocate sufficient time for her and their relationship. The source mentioned that she desired a higher level of romance and attentiveness from him.
Additionally, the source disclosed that Shawn Booth, Kaitlyn's previous fiancé, reached out to her once she became engaged to Jason, causing a degree of tension between them. The source explained, "Shawn extended his congratulations and they engaged in a polite conversation. While it wasn't a substantial interaction, it did bother Jason."
On August 7, 2023, Kaitlyn and Jason took to Instagram to announce their separation. Their joint statement conveyed, "Following the initial disclosure to our nearest and dearest and allowing ourselves the necessary time for introspection, we find ourselves with somber emotions as we disclose..."
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