Who is Kaitlyn Bristowe dating? 'The Bachelorette' host almost canceled first meeting with fiance
Katie Thurston's 'The Bachelorette' Season 17 will see a marked change. Chris Harrison, who has been a part of the series for as long as one can remember, has been released from his role as a host. Instead, alums Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe have been hired to fill in for him. According to reports, this seems to have worked out for the creators.
Adams and Bristowe have been a part of the series at some point in time, which makes their job easier. Another aspect working in their favor is that they are both in love and are dating men who have been a part of the show, which means the ladies are capable of empathy. Especially Bristowe, given how her relationship has been on the fast track for some time now.
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Who is Kaitlyn Bristowe dating?
Jason Tartick is a fellow franchise alum who was on Becca Kurfin's season of 'The Bachelorette' in 2018. Since his appearance on the ABC-backed show, he has been on 'The ABC Network: Good Morning America', 'The Bachelor' Season 23 premiere and finale, 'Celebrity Family Feud' and 'Listen to Your Heart' finale, among others.
He has been a successful banker for nearly a decade but when the time came, he hung up his suit to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations. "But what you may not know is that Jason worked as a corporate banker for nearly ten years, earned his MBA in Accounting & Finance, relocated 9 times and has executed over $150,000,000 in lending to mid market sized companies across the country," his Linkedin bio reads.
How did Bristowe and Tartick meet?
Bristowe met Tartick roughly three years ago on the sets of her podcast 'Off The Vine'. They have one of the best meet-cute stories. She almost canceled her show that day because she had cried a river on FaceTime with her dad but when she met with Tartick he was quick to pacify her by hugging her. He said how he had cried too.
The now-engaged couple kept their relationship a secret until May 2019, which was when they announced that they were moving in together. "We're at the next step in our relationship where we want to grow even more and we can't do that long-distance," Bristowe shared on her show at the time and added: "Cheers to new roommates! I can't wait to see what things you do that drive me nuts."
The two have come a long way since that announcement. They got engaged in May 2021. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Bristowe said: "It was everything I could have asked for," she gushed to the outlet and added: "The words that came out of his mouth were insanely beautiful. We've never locked eyes like that in our lives. We were holding hands, so intense, and I was listening to his every word, but still blacked out."
One can make out she's ecstatic and cannot wait for the next phase to begin. During the 'Bachelor Happy Hour' podcast in early June, she said how she wants to start a family quickly after the wedding. "I don't want to be, but that's how anxious I am."
Catch more of Bristowe on 'The Bachelorette' Season 17 when it premieres on June 7 on ABC at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.