Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe: We’re Banging, Alright!
It really is all happening, Bachelor Nation.
On Wednesday morning, Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks now:
The ABC alums are, indeed, in a romantic entanglement.
The former Bachelorette star and Tartick – who competed on Becca Kufrin’s season of the long-running reality series – have been getting it on for about a month now.
“Yeah, that’s true,” Tartick said in a live interview on the Today show.
The camera then panned over to Bristowe, who was in the studio with her new boyfriend and clearly very happy about their relationship status.
“I’m here!” Bristowe said through laughter on the program, adding:
“I mean, I was going to use my podcast to break the news, but I guess the Today show beat me to it.”
The new couple then giggled as Tartick was asked how long they’ve been a “steady item.”
“About a month or so,” the banker told the host, prior to gushing over how they met.
“On her podcast,” he continued. “We were friends [with] a little banter here and there. And then the friendship turned into a relationship.”
Bristowe and Tartick didn’t really stun anyone with reveal.
It came two weeks after the Bristowe spoke about the romance during an episode of her aforementioned podcast, where she said she considers him her boyfriend after going on a couple of dates in Denver earlier this month.
“We both feel like we’re established and where we wanna be in our lives and we have, like, the self-love and respect to actually, like, be in a mature, healthy relationship,” she told listeners at the time.
The new Bachelor Nation twosome has established itself three months after Bristowe confirmed her break-up from Shawn Booth… who she met, fell in love with and got engaged to on the season 19 finale of The Bachelorette in 2015.
“I just want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my relationship with Kaitlyn over the years,” Booth wrote to followers in mid-November, saying at the time:
“Thank you to everyone who has sent their love & support during this painful time.”
In a joint statement late last year, they said:
After three incredible years, we have decided to go our separate ways. This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration.
Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends and we will continue to support each other.
Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you, but we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time.
It didn’t sound like there were any hard feelings between the stars.
Just a handful of tears on both sides.
But Bristowe has bounced back big time now!
Will Jason, who nearly became the new Bachelor instead of Colton Underwood, and Kaitlyn make it to the altar?
Only time will tell, folks!