After three years of being engaged Bachelor Nation had hopes that Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth could be one of the couples from the show to actually make it. Today that dream came crashing down.
The couple officially announced their split today after months of rumours and suspicions that they were headed for trouble.
Kaitlyn accepted Shawn's proposal in the finale of her season of the Bachelorette back in 2015 and since then the couple has spent the last 3 years getting to know each other but at the end, things went downhill.
Sources said the couple was spending almost no time together since they both were pursuing new businesses. Apparently, that has driven them apart. Despite breaking off their engagement they say they will still remain friends.
For some though this break up seems very conveniently timed. When it comes to the Bachelor and Bachelorette if the relationship lasts for more than two years after the show, the couple gets to keep the super expensive Neil Lane engagement ring. Kaitlyn and Shawn had been together for three years.
Aside from the theories, for the most part, fans are devastated by the breakup news. They took to Twitter to share their heartbroken reactions to the news.
I’m actually so heartbroken.— Dani (@Ziggggg) November 2, 2018
Oh noooo, I really liked them together 😭— Peace, love & kindness (@MissPityana) November 2, 2018
Kaitlyn Bristowe is a Canadian who spends a lot of time with her family here in the True North. She also founded her own Bachelor and life themed podcast called "Off the Vine."