Kaitlyn Bristowe first appeared in the 19th season of “The Bachelor,” and went on to become the lead of “The Bachelorette.” After her time handing out roses, she went to compete on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” where she took home the mirror ball trophy.
Although her time with reality television is over, the “Bachelorette” alum still tunes into “Dancing With the Stars” every week — So who is she cheering on?
Who Is Kaitlyn Bristowe Rooting For?
Although admitting she is rooting for everyone on this season of “Dancing With the Stars”, there were a select few Kaitlyn Bristowe mentioned by name, including her fellow “Bachelor” alum Gabby Windey.
“When I reached out, I was like, ‘I’m so excited for you. I’m here for you if you need anything — if you need advice, if you need a foot rub.’,” Bristowe told US. “I gave her all my advice and she said that she’s got some big shoes to fill and she is doing just fine,” the season 11 lead said. “She’s doing incredible. I know how busy [it gets] and how many hours go into that, so I have tried to reach out a couple times and be like, ‘Do you need anything?’ But I know she’s so busy. There’s so many people on the season I feel like I’m rooting for. It’s just packed with talent and inspiring people.”
“Jessie James Decker, I had her on my podcast and you know, I’m friends with Alan [Bersten], so rooting for them because I see that she is working so hard and she wants it so bad and she’s such a hands-on mom who’s still, like, you know, traveling back and forth to Nashville and L.A. and taking her kids to soccer and gymnastics and doing all that while doing this and touring, and she’s just a beast,” Bristowe said.
And she has been extremely impressed with “CODA” actor Daniel Durant. “Daniel, oh, my gosh. Talk about inspiring and I love seeing his partnership with Britt [Stewart] because you can tell she’s really invested in learning sign language and that partner communication is so important,” she explained.
Kaitlyn Bristowe Slams “Bachelor” Franchise Over Tino and Rachel
“My thoughts on the finale. Forgive me for the lengthy caption,” she wrote on Instagram. “Tino messed up. I don’t believe we needed to kick him while he was down. Aven didn’t know Tino would be on stage when he came to ask Rachel out.”
The nation watched Rachel Recchia and Tino Franco’s cringe-worthy conversation prior to the live final, where ultimately, Rachel gave the ring back (the two got engaged when filming ended.) Bachelor Nation then watched the two have yet another conversation live on stage, which, again, did not go well.
“We clearly don’t know the FULL story between Rachel and Tino, given this is still a TV show,” Kaitlyn continued in her Instagram post. “So let’s just take it easy on the nasty comments and the perpetuated misogamy blaming Rachel. There are 3 sides to every story. His side, her side, and the truth. You will all be angry about the next season soon enough. (As will I). For now let’s just root for Rachel to be happy, and Tino to grow and learn from this experience. I was extremely angry over Tino because ew, cheating but I’m also protective over these women and know how hard it can be. It is a show, but with real people and real emotions.”