Kaitlyn Bristowe has confirmed to her fans that she has said goodbye to her duties as a co-host of ABCs “The Bachelorette“. After hosting two seasons and gaining the affection of the show’s fans, Bristowe says she’s leaving the job in the hands of host Jesse Palmer.
Her exit came after rumors and questions on whether she would feature in the upcoming season 19 and how she would balance the job with her wedding to fiance Jason Tartick. Read on to find out everything Bristowe revealed about her exit and what she has planned next.
Kaitlyn Bristowe Made The Announcement On Her Podcast
During the Tuesday episode of Bristowe’s podcast, titled Off the Vine, she confirmed to listeners and fans that she wouldn’t be a co-host on the upcoming Bachelorette season, which will star Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.
Bristowe was a co-host on seasons 17 and 18 of the show alongside Tayshia Adams and was very popular amongst Bachelorette fans. She said, “I’ve been getting a lot of questions, whether or not I’m being on the next Bachelorette season, so I thought I would just quickly touch base on it.”
“I saw at the end of the finale, Jesse Palmer was announcing the two bachelorettes, and he said he was going to be by their side for that,” she continued, “So, I guess spoiler alert: I’m not coming back. I think Jesse’s amazing. He’ll be a great host and I hope he helps Gabby and Rachael in any way that he can.”
Bristowe Had A Very Busy Year
Bristowe also spoke about how she has had “a wild year.” The 36-year-old was busy with “filming two Bachelorette seasons, my live podcast tour and now ending the Dancing with the Stars tour.” Bristowe was featured on the DWTS tour after she and pro partner Artem Chigvintsev won the Mirrorball Trophy in 2020.
Even with her exit from the show, she still has a hectic schedule. She has shared that she is entirely focused on planning her wedding with Tartick and that her duties as a co-host just didn’t fit into her schedule anymore.
Despite her exit, Bristowe says she has a positive outlook on the situation and wishes Palmer and the bachelorettes in the next season all the best.
She Said She Wants To Support Recchia And Windey
Regarding Recchia and Windey, the two new bachelorettes in the upcoming season 19, Bristowe said, “I want to support Gabby and Rachael and be there for them so bad. I think it makes sense to have a woman being there for them.”
“But I also do want to prioritize being at home with Jason and the dogs and start planning my wedding and catch up on my businesses,” she continued, “So, hashtag blessing in disguise, I guess.”
Bristowe concluded with, “There’s a lot of exciting things coming up in the next few months, and it all just feels very overwhelming. But I guess it’s that saying like, you can have it all, but you can’t have it all at once. I will be sad, though I want to be there to support them, but that’s the update.”
Kaitlyn Bristowe And Jason Tartick Are Focused On Their Wedding
Bristowe was a competitor on season 19 of The Bachelor and later featured as the leading lady in season 11 of The Bachelorette. She and Tartick met on her podcast, and they announced their engagement in May 2021.
Bristowe recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about their wedding and said, “I was like, Jason, we got to lock down a wedding planner because once I’m gone (on tour), I’m not gonna be able to do much and I’m not too picky about things.”
She concluded, “I’ll let the wedding planner, as long as I trust them, do their thing, so hopefully that will make it easier. We think we are going to do it in Nashville, likely October of 2022.”
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