Bachelorette Alum Kaitlyn Bristowe Addresses Those Shawn Booth Split Rumors

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There have been rumors going around that one of the longest-engaged Bachelorette couples has called it quits. Recently, fans grew worried about Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth‘s relationship after they noticed that the two have been spending an awful lot of time apart the past few weeks. Aside from the fact that they’ve put off their wedding, neither of them has posted a photo together in a while, which isn’t always a good sign. But, not to worry because Kaitlyn has revealed “the truth” about their relationship.

The former Bachelorette set the record straight on her Off the Vine podcast on Thursday, August 16, revealing that she and Shawn are very much still together. She said they’ve been spending a lot of time apart because she’s in Canada with her family and he’s working on his new business.

“I’m in Canada because every single year I have made a promise to myself and my family that I will come up every August and enjoy downtime with the people that I love in a country that I love. Family is so important to me. Relationships, in general, are very important to me,” she shared.

She added that Shawn did not join her because he just bought a gym in California and is completely focused on making his business succeed. “He has started something huge. He is the most dedicated person I’ve ever met. He’s gonna have to be there for months,” she continued. “We are both so busy and unfortunately, that means we’re spending all of this time apart.”

Kaitlyn also admitted she’s not surprised people think she and Shawn broke up and even understands how the rumors got started. In fact, devoted Bachelor Nation fans made her realize that she hadn’t been wearing her engagement ring or liking Shawn’s Instagram photos lately.

“To be honest, I didn’t think I would have to [publicly address the breakup rumors] but also I shouldn’t be surprised. I was on a reality show that showed me getting engaged to somebody. [People] will become invested in us and our love story,” she said.

Thankfully, we have nothing to worry about because Kaitlyn said she and Shawn are “110 percent committed” to one another even though they do have their ups and downs. She got real about the struggles they face on an everyday basis, such as coming home exhausted and not having the time or energy to put their relationship first. She knows that relationships take a lot of work and revealed that she and Shawn get through the bad days by loving the “sh*t out of each other.”

As excited as fans are to see them walk down the aisle, Kaitlyn and Shawn are doing what’s best for them – and right now, that’s focusing on themselves to a certain extent. We’re just glad that we can now breathe a deep sigh of relief knowing we haven’t lost another Bachelor couple.

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