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Kaitlyn Bristowe Breaks Silence on Split From Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn Bristowe Breaks Silence on Split From Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth announced their split earlier this month after three years of being engaged after her season of The Bachelorette.

Now, Kaitlyn is speaking for the first time about her split in a new episode of her podcast, Off the Vine With Kaitlyn Bristowe.

“It’s been a really hard few months now. I really did think we’d get through it,” she said.

Then, it seemed as if she was fighting back tears while saying, “To be honest, I thought we would choose the road where we would end up together. I just never took our commitment, or being engaged, lightly at all. I had the mindset of doing whatever it took to make it work. And now realizing, maybe to a fault, with all the hard moments in life come life lessons and that’s what I need to take from all of this. Sometimes you need to take a moment and take a step back to think about what you are fighting for and if it make sense for your long-term happiness.”

She continued, “There were some important fundamental values that weren’t lining up” and “some things we’d probably never see eye-to-eye on.”

“I want to reiterate to people, what you saw on social media was real and what we had was real love. But when it comes to roadblocks, and those fundamental values and getting through thing together, I just don’t think we were on the same page—and it’s painful to admit that. But you need that foundation and you need that partnership if it’s going to last forever,” she added.

She continued, “I know that there are so many bright days ahead and, in a weird way, as much I was dreading releasing that statement and accepting it was the end, it has let me close the door on that thought of forever and start envisioning my new future ahead, which I am excited about. I hope with all of this I can choose to look forward and not in the rearview mirror at what could have been and what could have been different. I just hope, through this time, I can help other women who might going through a hard time, men too, knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel. And you always have to choose the right path for you and for your own happiness, even if that means battling heartbreak or hard times.”

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