Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have broken up after three years together and people are completely heartbroken over the split. The two met on The Bachelorette back in 2015 and got engaged on the show. They announced their breakup on November 2nd with an official statement.
Both Bachelor alum and fans are devasted over the heartbreak, and many are saying that they feel the split on a personal level. Honestly, same. Some people say that the breakup came straight out of left field, while others have seen it coming for a while. Some fans were already speculating that they were broken up before the official announcement.
Can Kaitlyn and Shawn just make their breakup announcement already? I need to start the grieving process already .
Several former Bachelor contestants have weighed in on the breakup. Jared Haibon, who was actually on Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette and competed against Shawn Booth, and his fiancee Ashley Iaconetti, were also heartbroken over the breakup. "We're just so sad, we always looked at them as such an ideal couple," Iaconetti told E! News. "I think it might be the most heart-wrenching break-up," said Haibon.
However, others said the breakup was a long time coming. One anonymous Bachelor alum that was close to the couple told E! News,"It was not a shock. No one in our circle is surprised by their decision to split... Kaitlyn and Shawn are great people on their own but you could tell they weren't going to ever make it down the aisle together."
Nick Viall, who was the runner-up on Bristowe's season, has not spoken up on the breakup. However, his friend told E! News, "I doubt he's even heard but I'm sure he would probably just wish them both the best".
Fans have taken to social media to express their devastation over the heartbreak. Check out some of their reactions.
if anyone sees me crying today - im sorry. im just going thru a breakup. not my own, but i was really invested in kaitlyn and shawn from the bachelorette. its been hard.
I’m genuinely concerned about Shawn B and Kaitlyn. If they broke up - all my hopes and dreams of relationship goals will be crushed.
Taking Shawn and Kaitlyn’s break up pretty personally rn, tbh. pic.twitter.com/elaPfbPK1C
I’m going to need a support group to talk about Kaitlyn and Shawn’s breakup bc I’m fricked up about it
not trying to be dramatic... but if Kaitlyn and Shawn B. break up, i’m gonna end up back in therapy sessions to help me cope with it.. but again, i’m really not trying to be dramatic🙄
I’m gonna need about a week to recover from this Kaitlyn and Shawn news. Nobody talk to me. My thoughts are with Doodle
Take Jordan and JoJo. Take Arie and Lauren. Don't take Kaitlyn and Shawn.
Kaitlyn and Shawn from the bachelorette split and idk what love is anymore. pic.twitter.com/fPNoFJlEJf
Here's hoping other Bachelor couples, like Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, don't follow suit.