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. Final week, The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer advised viewers on After The Final Rose that he would return to assist leads Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia discover love.
“I noticed on the finish of the finale, Jesse was asserting the 2 Bachelorettes, and he stated he was going to be by their aspect for that,” Kaitlyn defined on March 22. “So, I suppose spoiler alert, I am not coming again.”
Whereas Kaitlyn admits she has a little bit of FOMO with not retuning, she acknowledges she’s had a “wild 12 months” and will use a little bit down time to give attention to different issues, like her upcoming nuptials to Jason Tartick.
‘I wish to help Gabby and Rachel and be there for them so unhealthy,” she stated. “I feel it is smart to have a lady being there for them. However I additionally do wish to prioritize being at house with Jason and begin planning my wedding ceremony and make amends for my companies.”
The Spade and Sparrows Wine founder even described the shake up as “blessing in disguise.”
“There’s a variety of thrilling issues arising within the subsequent few months, and all of it simply feels very overwhelming,” she defined. “However I suppose it is that saying like, you’ll be able to have all of it, however you’ll be able to’t have it suddenly. I will probably be unhappy although. I wish to be there to help them, however that is the replace.”
Sharing the gig with fellow former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams, Kaitlyn took over hosting duties for seasons 17 and 18 of The Bachelorette, after longtime host Chris Harrison “stepped down” in February 2021 after facing criticism for defending a contestant on The Bachelor accused of racism.
Now, she’s supportive of Jesse taking the reins, saying, “I feel Jesse’s superb. He’ll be a terrific host and I hope he helps Gabby and Rachael in any approach 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 12 months and left the present engaged to Shawn Sales space. Though 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 house with the Mirrorball Trophy.