‘The Bachelorette’: Both Kaitlyn Bristowe And Jason Tartick Almost Canceled The Day They Met

Kaitlyn Bristowe met Jason Tartick when she was still very much emotionally dealing with her split from her Bachelorette season winner Shawn Booth.

According to a sweet recent Instagram post Bristowe shared, it was a year ago that Tartick walked into the same podcast studio she was in.  

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick | Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick | Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s anniversary Instagram post to Jason Tartick

“EMOTIONAL ALERT,” she began her anniversary post. “On this day last year…. I walked into a studio in Seattle to podcast with Jason and Olivia. I almost canceled because I had been bawling my eyes out in an Uber, going through some crap, and I was crying on FaceTime to my dad when he came in. We had never met, but he hugged me, and told me he had just cried too at a charity event he came from. He looked at me and said, ‘let’s have a soft Tuesday together.'”

And, apparently, a soft Tuesday they had!

Bristowe went on to explain that she wasn’t the only ‘almost cancel’ that day. Tartick nearly didn’t show because he’d been dealing with an eye infection at the time.

“He almost canceled as well because he had an eye infection,” she continued. “He brought a nice bottle of wine, and I had asked Olivia to join me for the podcast because I thought I would need someone to help keep the energy up, since I was so sad.” 

Bristowe says Tartick helped to cheer her up.

“But If you spend two seconds with Jason you realize his energy is electric and you can’t help but be in a good mood,” she shared. “My day had changed. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I thought of Jason as a friend, and wanted him to be the bachelor. He actually helped me through a hard time. I just wanted him to be happy.”

As it turns out, today, Tartick being happy involves sharing his life with Bristowe.

“J, I met you 365 days ago and from what felt like a goofy friendship, turned into a beautiful love story,” she finished her post. “Thank you for always lifting me up, being my rock, and thank you for stepping foot into that studio with your Cyclopes eye. You’re my Lobster.” 

Popping the question

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I love you more than wine

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A year later and Bristowe and Tartick seem to be over-the-moon in love. Bristowe feels an engagement coming at any moment.

“Every time I’m like, ‘Oh my, God. Is today the day?’ I’m probably going to ruin the day because I’m going to be like, ‘Oh, here it comes! I know this is it!’” she said in an interview with Us Weekly a few weeks ago.

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