‘The Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe Will Not Watch Nick Viall On ‘The Bachelor’
Kaitlyn Bristowe was one of the more memorable women to hold the title of The Bachelorette. She and her winner, Shawn Booth, are still going strong two years later, while her rejected Final Rose suitor, Nick Viall, is now The Bachelor for 2017. But will Kaitlyn watch her ex on the new season? The answer is a resounding no.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Kaitlyn spoke up about the Bachelor Nation and why she won’t be watching Nick on The Bachelor. However, it’s not for the reason you might think: it’s not that she hates Nick or anything, it’s simply that her own experience has pretty much ruined the show for her, as a viewer.
“We actually haven’t watched [the show] since our season,” Kaitlyn said. “Everyone who’s been on a show, you can’t watch it after because you know too much about like, behind the scenes. You just know too much and it doesn’t feel that same. It’s not entertaining anymore. You actually feel pain for them.”
“We didn’t watch Ben’s season, JoJo’s season,” Shawn added. “So I don’t think we’re going to start next season.”
Kaitlyn would go on to talk about what it takes to be on the show, and why she and Shawn tend to try to talk people out of auditioning — albeit in jest. (Well, mostly.)
“We always joke and say don’t do it,” Kaitlyn said of people asking for audition tips. “If you have thick skin, do it. Because you go from being a regular human being to, like, everyone judging your every move and harsh social media people. Even going through the process of the show, it’s very emotional for everybody involved.”
Shawn added that it was a “very traumatic” experience, with which Kaitlyn agreed.
“It is, it’s traumatic. You can ask anyone who’s ever been on the show. If they’re honest, they’ll say that too. But we also found each other out of it, so we’re grateful to it as well.”
In happier news, the couple said they’re taking it slow rather than rushing into the wedding planning, since they’re happy with the way things are now. In fact, even without a wedding on the horizon, the couple is still taking a pretty big next step, as Kaitlyn confirmed that their next step is to build a home together. You can read the entire interview by clicking the Cosmopolitan link up top. It’s pretty interesting stuff, such as why they aren’t looking to get married any time soon.
Naturally, we wish them all the best! Sure, it’s only been two years, but they seem about as solid as any couple to ever come out of this franchise. They’re also absolutely hilarious on SnapChat. In short, these two are proof enough that this concept can work. Hopefully, the 2017 seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise can end in lasting relationships. At the very least, we wish Kaitlyn and Shawn continued happiness.