Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe have called it quits. (Walter McBride/Getty Images) Kaitlyn Bristowe is back to being a bachelorette. The reality star, 33, and her fiancé Shawn Booth, who found love on “The Bachelorette” in 2015, have called off their engagement. “After three incredible years, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple
Kaitlyn Bristowe is back to being a bachelorette.
The reality star, 33, and her fiancé Shawn Booth, who found love on “The Bachelorette” in 2015, have called off their engagement.
“After three incredible years, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a statement released to Page Six on Friday.
“This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration. Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends.”
Since their time on the ABC dating show, Bristowe had a brief stint on Broadway and has her own podcast, “Off The Vine.” Booth, 31, had opened his own personal training business.
“We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways,” the statement continued.
“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.”
Bristowe, who shut down rumors of a breakup between her and Booth over the summer, also showed signs that she was having a hard time in October after addressing a deleted Instagram post.
“So I deleted my post earlier about — it was an Instagram Story — just about that I had a hard day, but I don’t think I should’ve. And I just didn’t want people to jump to conclusions,” she said in an emotional video (via Us Weekly).
“But again, for anyone going through a bit of a challenge right now, just know that it’s temporary and that this too shall pass and that we’re all gonna be OK. And social media is clearly, as I always say, a highlight reel.”
Page Six caught up with the now-former couple in Nashville, Tenn., during happier times in 2017.
Speaking of how the two beat the odds of reality TV love after getting engaged on the ABC dating show, Bristowe told us, “We definitely got to know each other in that year [after the show].”