Bachelor Nation is feeling the social distance struggle too! During an Instagram Live group date with Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick’s relationship struggles came up in conversation, and Bristowe revealed that her boyfriend has one habit that’s been driving her crazy.
“Here’s my problem,” the former Bachelorette explained. “I’ve got a serious case of misophonia, so when people chew around me, like, I can’t handle the sound and that just has been, like, what’s the word I’m looking for?”
“Triggering,” Bachelor host, Harrison suggested.
Bristowe then went on to explain that when she heard her boyfriend eating cereal that morning, she was “not okay”.
“I’m playing doctor the last four months. I chew cereal with my mouth closed the wrong way and that’s not OK,” Tartick joked.
As the live stream continued, Harrison admitted that he too struggles with misophonia, which according to Us Weekly, is a “condition in which common sounds provoke a strong emotional response”, although he said that his symptoms are nowhere near as bad as Bristowe’s.
Harrison’s girlfriend, Lauren Zima was shocked that he shared this information with so many viewers because she had no idea he was so triggered by things like chewing until they’d been holed up together during self-isolation.
“I don’t know what it is, it’s just the sound is, like, so irritating and it sounds louder than it should and it is a trigger. People that don’t have it don’t understand how severe it is,” Bristowe continued.
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Tartick suggested that they should consider Bristowe’s season, but Harrison reassured the Canadian starlet that they wouldn’t do that to her. As Us Weekly mentions, her time as the lead was quite controversial due to her decision to sleep with Nick Viall prior to fantasy suites.
Just last week, Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss announced that some of the “world’s greatest episodes” will be airing over the coming weeks to keep fans entertained while they’re social distancing.
On top of that, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart will also be premiering on Monday, April 13 so we have so much to look forward to!