The 36-year-old star confirmed that she wouldn’t be returning to host the upcoming season 19 of the ABC courting present on her podcast Off The Vine. Last week, The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer informed viewers on After The Final Rose that he would return to assist leads Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia discover love.
“I saw at the end of the finale, Jesse was announcing the two Bachelorettes, and he said he was going to be by their side for that,” Kaitlyn defined on March 22. “So, I guess spoiler alert, I’m not coming back.”
While Kaitlyn admits she has a little bit of FOMO with not retuning, she acknowledges she’s had a “wild year” and will use somewhat down time to concentrate on different issues, like her upcoming nuptials to Jason Tartick.
‘I need to assist Gabby and Rachel and be there for them so dangerous,” she said. “I feel it is sensible to have a lady being there for them. But I additionally do need to prioritize being at dwelling with Jason and begin planning my wedding ceremony and compensate for my companies.”
The Spade and Sparrows Wine founder even described the shake up as “blessing in disguise.”
“There’s a lot of exciting things coming up in the next few months, and it all just feels very overwhelming,” she defined. “But I guess it’s that saying like, you can have it all, but you can’t have it all at once. I will be sad though. I want to be there to support them, but that’s the update.”
Sharing the gig with fellow former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams, Kaitlyn took over internet hosting duties for seasons 17 and 18 of The Bachelorette, after longtime host Chris Harrison “stepped down” in February 2021 after dealing with criticism for defending a contestant on The Bachelor accused of racism.
Now, she’s supportive of Jesse taking the reins, saying, “I think Jesse’s amazing. He’ll be a great host and I hope he helps Gabby and Rachael in any way that he can.”
Kaitlyn first burst onto the Bachelor Nation scene in 2015 when she competed for the affections of Chris Soules on season 19 of The Bachelor. She took over the lead on season 11 of The Bachelorette the next yr and left the present engaged to Shawn Booth. Although their relationship fizzled out three years later, Kaitlyn went on to compete on season 29 of Dancing with the Stars with accomplice Artem Chigvintsev and went dwelling with the Mirrorball Trophy.