Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick: Is The Bachelorette Couple Still Together?

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Navigating the strenuous rocky paths and emerging together as one is just one of the many things viewers hope their favorite couples achieve. Since its inception, ‘The Bachelorette,’ a spin-off of ‘The Bachelor,’ has produced scores of couples who have repeatedly made fans swoon over their love. Unlike the other couples in The Bachelor Nation, the story of Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick didn’t have Chris Harrison playing the unwitting matchmaker. After vying for Chris Soules’ heart in season 19 of ‘The Bachelor,’ Kaitlyn Bristowe reigned season 11 of ‘The Bachelorette.’

Kaitlyn got engaged to contestant Shawn Booth in 2015, but they split in 2018. Jason was a contestant in season 14. Interestingly, it wasn’t until Jason and Kaitlyn met on the latter’s podcast that sparks flew, and it wasn’t long before they confirmed their relationship! However, like every other couple, they did have their fair share of ups and downs.

Kaitlyn and Jason Didn’t Actually Meet on the Show

With the baggage of their past and the hopes for a bright future in toll, Kaitlyn and Jason didn’t hesitate when they first met briefly in October 2018 to film for Kaitlyn’s ‘Off the Vine’ podcast. The two ended up going on back-to-back dates, chronicling their shenanigans on Instagram and relishing each other’s company. Jason confirmed the speculations when he revealed they are a couple on ‘The Today Show’ in January 2019.

From referring to each other as “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” publicly, the two finally sealed the deal on Valentine’s Day in 2019 via an adorable post on Instagram. Epitomizing the essence of “You know when it’s right,” Jason and Kaitlyn did not just move in together in May 2019 but also adopted two dogs: Ramen and Pinot, who were in the Kill Shelter waiting to be put down. Over the course of their relationship, the two have not shied away from professing their love on social media or giving the latest scoop on their relationship.

In May 2020, Kaitlyn even confirmed that an engagement feels like the most natural next step in her relationship with Jason. On the other hand, Jason was offered a chance to propose to Kaitlyn on ‘Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons- Ever!’ but chose not to in order to shield their engagement from the ghost of their past relationships.

Even when Kaitlyn competed and won season 29 of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ the power couple continued to support each other through COVID-19 and troubles in between. The pet parents, while adamant in their resolute in protecting dogs and giving a fulfilling life to their adoptive pets, had even talked about their contesting views on how they ought to be raised. Even so, the two skillfully navigated and compromised to ensure the best for their fluffy friends.

When Jason popped the question in May 2021, it was only natural for people to swoon over their proposal that happened exactly where they first met; on Kaitlyn’s podcast. However, subsequent rumors began hinting at how the couple was mismatched and couldn’t work through their struggles, which naturally leads us to wonder whether the two managed to navigate through their issues or not.

Kaitlyn and Jason Parted Ways in 2023

Defying the cesspool of dating blunders and unhappy engagements, Kaitlyn and Jason continued to grow their romance for a long time. However, instead of flashing their relationship for the ‘Gram, the two often resonated with the ideals of an innate poignancy that’s often unheard of in the era of the digital age. Over time, countless trolls have tried to bring the two down and labeled them unfit for each other. Even so, the couple has happily allowed their love to be the answer to unprompted negative comments.

Even in 2023, as Kaitlyn and Jason’s posts of each other became rare and the noise of their wedding diminished, they initially tried to beat all possible rumors. The former even wrote a sweet message summing up the essence of a healthy relationship on social media, penning: “Happy couples’ aren’t just the ones posting kissing selfies. They’re the ones having uncomfortable conversations, helping each other overcome trauma, and ugly crying to save their relationship. Happy couples prioritize growth and are a source of inspiration for each other – @vexking. Happiness looks different for everyone. It also isn’t easy.”

Kaitlyn further conceded that true love helps each other overcome trauma and navigate the travails of life. Then, as far as the topic of starting a family is concerned, back in June 2021, she’d shared, “We cannot wait to start a family. To be honest, I turn 36 next month, and I do have my eggs frozen so the biological clock is not exactly ticking, but I do really want to think about that, just because I have met my person, we are getting married, and so I do feel like that next step, quickly after, is going to be having a family.”

But alas, by the time mid-2023 rolled around, Kaitlyn and Jason had split up for good. The once-couple announced the same with a joint post on August 7, as seen above, stating: “After sharing the news with family and close friends first, and taking the time to properly process it ourselves, we are saddened with heavy hearts to share that we have decided to end our engagement.” They then added, “Continuing our friendship is incredibly important to both of us. We feel grateful to be ending our engagement with love and respect for each other. It’s heartbreaking and sad to say goodbye, but our care and admiration for one another will never die.” This news obviously shocked fans, yet we do take comfort in the fact that both Kaitlyn and Jason now appear perfectly content, which is all that matters in the long run.

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