Kaitlyn Bristowe

Kaitlyn Dawn Bristowe (born 19 June, 1985)[1] is a Canadian television personality, podcast host, and former spin class instructor best known for her role as a contestant on the nineteenth season of ABC's The Bachelor, and as the lead on the eleventh season of The Bachelorette.[2] She competed on season 29 of Dancing with the Stars, with partner Artem Chigvintsev, and was declared the winner on November 23, 2020.[3]

Kaitlyn Bristowe
Kaitlyn Dawn Bristowe

(1985-06-19) 19 June 1985 (age 35)
Alma materLeduc Composite High School
OccupationTelevision personality, podcast host, spin class instructor
Partner(s)Shawn Booth (2015–2018)
Jason Tartick (2019–present)

Early lifeEdit

The daughter of a ballerina,[4] Bristowe grew up in Leduc, Alberta, Canada,[5] and moved as an adult to Vancouver, British Columbia for a dance scholarship[2] where she became a spin-class instructor.[4]



The BachelorEdit

Bristowe was a contestant on Chris Soules's season of The Bachelor. She caught the audience's attention with her wry, sometimes inappropriate sense of humor. She placed third overall, losing to runner-up Becca Tilley and winner Whitney Bischoff.[6]

The BacheloretteEdit

On The Bachelor "After the Final Rose" segment, host Chris Harrison announced that season eleven would begin with two Bachelorettes, Bristowe and fellow season nineteen contestant Britt Nilsson, and that the men would vote to keep one of the two women on the first night of the show.[7] Bristowe ultimately earned more votes than Nilsson, and she became the official bachelorette of season eleven.[8] During week four of the season, Bristowe made the controversial decision to allow season ten contestant Nick Viall enter the competition, after she encountered him during a group date in New York City.[9] Viall became the runner-up when Bristowe chose contestant Shawn Booth. Booth proposed to Bristowe in the season finale, and she accepted.[10] After three years in the relationship, Bristowe and Booth ended their engagement.[11]

On March 13, 2021, it was announced that Bristowe will co-host season 17 of The Bachelorette alongside fellow former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams.[12]

Dancing with the StarsEdit

During the airing of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! in June 2020, host Chris Harrison offered Bristowe a spot on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, which she accepted.[13] Previously Bristowe alleged that The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss had blocked Bristowe from participating on the show when she was offered a spot in 2015 after her season of The Bachelorette had finished airing.[14]

On September 2, 2020, Bristowe was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars.[15] She was partnered with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev, and on November 23, 2020, they were declared the winners of the season.[16]

Other venturesEdit

Bristowe debuted on Broadway hosting the show Home For the Holidays, Live on Broadway which was presented November 17 to December 30, 2017, at the August Wilson Theatre. [17] Her podcast, Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, began on May 29, 2017. In each episode, a guest joins her, whether from The Bachelorette or otherwise.[18] She also launched a line of scrunchies called Dew Edit on June 19, 2018.[19] By May 2019, she launched a line of wine called Spade and Sparrows.[20] On May 14, 2020, Bristowe released her debut single "If I'm Being Honest".[21]

Personal lifeEdit

On November 2, 2018, Bristowe and Booth made a joint statement that they had broken up.[22] Kaitlyn started dating Jason Tartick from Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette in January 2019.[23] They share a home together in Nashville, Tennessee, with their two golden retrievers.[24] In September 2019, the couple starred in country singer Brett Kissel's music video for his number one hit "Drink About Me".[25] In November 2020, the couple's dogs starred in the music video for Kissel's "A Few Good Stories" with Walk off the Earth".[26] In May 2021, Bristowe and Tartick announced their engagement.[27]


  1. ^ "The MiscELENAeous Podcast with Elena Davies: Pee Pants, Nude Pictures, and more Kaitlyn Bristowe on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
  2. ^ a b Olya, Gabrielle (March 12, 2015). "5 Things You Need to Know about New Bachelorette Contender Kaitlyn Bristowe". People. Time Inc. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Piester, Lauren. "Dancing With the Stars Season 29 Names a Winner". E! Entertainment Television.
  4. ^ a b "Will It Be Britt or Kaitlin? For the First Time Ever, There Will Be Two Bachelorettes Greeting Their Suitors When the Hit Series Returns To ABC for Its 11th Season on May 18" (Press release). ABC via TheFutonCritic.com. March 9, 2015. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Photos: Vancouver's Kaitlyn Bristowe bounced from 'The Bachelor'". The Vancouver Sun. British Columbia. February 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Krolak, Mike (February 24, 2015). "Kaitlyn, Eliminated: Her Journey on The Bachelor". ABC The Bachelor. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Bentley, Jean (March 9, 2015). "The Bachelorette 11 Twist: There's Two! Both Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson Will Look for Love". Us Weekly. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  8. ^ Longeretta, Emily (May 19, 2015). "'The Bachelorette' Revealed – And Not Everyone's Happy About It". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Shrayber, Mark (June 9, 2015). "Kaitlyn Brings Andi Dorfman Reject Nick V. Back Onto "The Bachelorette"". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Nahas, Aili (July 27, 2015). "The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe on Her Engagement: 'I Didn't Think I Could Be This Happy'". People. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  11. ^ Nahas, Aili; Corinthios, Aurelie (November 2, 2018). "The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth Split: 'We're Committed to Remaining Friends'". People. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Chris Harrison Not Returning to The Bachelorette Next Season, Tayshia Adams & Kaitlyn Bristowe to Co-Host". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  13. ^ Ryu, Jenna (June 16, 2020). "'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe joins 'Dancing with the Stars' despite past controversy". USA Today.
  14. ^ Nahas, Aili; Corinthios, Aurelie (October 8, 2019). "Kaitlyn Bristowe Claims Bachelor Creator Mike Fleiss 'Hates Women,' Blocked Her from DWTS". People.
  15. ^ ""Dancing with the Stars" 2020 Celebrity Cast Announced!". ABC.com. September 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Piester, Lauren. "Dancing With the Stars Season 29 Names a Winner". E! Entertainment Television.
  17. ^ "Home For The Holidays Live on Broadway". New York City Theatre. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  18. ^ "PodCastOne: Off The Vine With Kaitlyn Bristowe". PodcastOne. August 13, 2018.
  19. ^ "Kaitlyn Bristowe Reveals Her Royal Wedding Connection in Upcoming Nuptials to Shawn Booth (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. June 13, 2018.
  20. ^ "Spade & Sparrows". Kaitlyn Bristowe. August 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Kaitlyn Bristowe Makes Her Country Music Debut with New Song 'If I'm Being Honest". People. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  22. ^ Aiello, McKenna (November 2, 2018). "The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth Break Up". E! News. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  23. ^ <https://people.com/tv/kaitlyn-bristowe-jason-tartick-confirm-relationship/
  24. ^ Grossbart, Sarah. "How Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick Became a Bachelor Power Couple". E! Entertainment Television. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  25. ^ Tracy, Brianne (September 5, 2019). "Go Behind-the-Scenes of Brett Kissel's 'Drink About Me' Music Video Starring Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick". People. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  26. ^ Samhan, Jamie (November 6, 2020). "Kaitlyn Bristowe's Dogs Star In Brett Kissel And Walk Off The Earth's 'A Few Good Stories' Music Video". ET Canada.
  27. ^ Corinthios, Aurelie (May 11, 2021). "Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick Are Engaged! 'It Was Really Special,' She Says". People. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
Preceded by
Andi Dorfman
The Bachelorette
Season 11
Succeeded by
JoJo Fletcher