‘The Bachelorette’: Why Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth Broke Up

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth | Kaitlyn Bristowe via Instagram

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth fell in love and got engaged on Season 11 of The Bachelorette. But the two have sadly announced they have split up and the engagement is off. So why did they break up? This is what has been revealed about their relationship.

Kaitlyn Bristowe said Shawn Booth forgot their second anniversary

There are many types of signs that a relationship is over and someone forgetting an anniversary could definitely be one of them. Kaitlyn Bristowe claimed on her podcast, Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe that Shawn Booth did just that.

He actually forgot our anniversary last year,” revealed Bristowe. She claimed that Booth brought up their time on The Bachelorette when he forgot. “He was like, ‘To be fair, you had just dumped a guy five minutes before deciding I guess I’ll pick this guy,'” she continued. “Okay at the end of the day, you forgot our anniversary. You’re being a d*ck right now. Just own that.”

Since the two made it another year that doesn’t seem to be what broke the two up. A source has since come forward about another thing that came in between the two reality stars.

A source claims they weren’t on the same page when it came to marriage and children

The couple has been asked when they were going to get married and more over the years. A source claimed that Bristowe did want to move forward with their relationship. “Kaitlyn wants to be married and have kids,” a source told People. “But it didn’t seem like they were on the same page.”

The couple never revealed having differences over this. But they did talk about why they were spending so much time apart.

The Bachelorette couple claimed they spent a lot of time apart due to work

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth | Kaitlyn Bristowe via Instagram

Close to the end of their relationship, fans noticed Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth were spending a lot of time apart. Bristowe claimed there wasn’t trouble in paradise and explained this by work.

“I’m in Canada because every single year I have made a promise to myself and my family that I will come up every August and enjoy downtime with the people that I love in a country that I love,” Bristowe said on Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe. She then continued, “Shawn did not come up with me because the guy just bought a gym. He bought a business. He has started something huge. He is the most dedicated person I’ve ever met.”

The two claimed they’re committed to being friends after their breakup

Kaitlyn Bristowe might have put Shawn Booth on blast on her podcast for forgetting their anniversary. But the statement the former couple released to People about their breakup claimed that they were ending on good terms. The statement read:

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.

So what was the reason behind their breakup? That Shawn Booth forgot their anniversary? That they had different plans for the future? That they were spending a lot of time apart? It doesn’t seem like there is just one reason, but the two were reportedly working through many hurdles throughout their relationship.

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