Could an unlikely (yet kinda amazing) Bachelor Nation love connection be in the works? It would seem so, because Bachelorette alum Jason Tartick has asked former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe on a date!
Tartick shared the exciting news with ET’s Lauren Zima during an interview after he and fellow Bachelorette alum Blake Horstmann helped host a live viewing party during the premiere for season 23 Bachelor Colton Underwood.
The scoop? On Tuesday, Tartick had been a guest on an episode of Bristowe’s popular podcast, Off the Vine, during which he seized the opportunity to ask her if she’d go out with him. And happily, she said yes. The entire interaction was caught on the podcast, of course.
Bachelor Nation fans have been ‘shipping the pair hard in recent weeks, and the two haven’t exactly discouraged it. In December, when a fan suggested she should date Horstmann, Bristowe coyly suggested, “What about Jason?” with a heart emoji. Tartick responded to Bristowe’s comment, writing, “Ever heard of the movie, #shesoutofmyleague?”
That same month, fans kept pestering Tartick to ask Bristow out officially, so he created a poll in his Instagram Stories — and 78 percent of his fans felt that, yes, he should ask Bristowe out on a date. Clearly, he has since made good on his word to do just that.
We’re feeling hopeful about the love connection considering Tartick and Bristowe have both said flattering things about each other.
“I think we’re so similar with our senses of humor. He reminds me of a Canadian boy. He can hang, and he can banter. I think our banter comes across as flirting,” Bristowe confessed during an interview with the Chicks in the Office podcast, playfully adding, “Maybe he went on [The Bachelorette] and his destiny was to meet his crush, me.”
Similarly, Tartick gushed to ET about Bristowe, saying, “She is a down-to-Earth, beautiful woman who has a great sense of humor. She seems very strong and knows what she wants and empowers women.” Since the two will both be in Denver soon, Tartick plans to take Bristowe out there. “We both love wine!” he joked, revealing that he hopes to impress her with his choice of restaurant.
It’s a heartwarming idea that Bristowe and Tartick might find love, no? Bachelor Nation is certainly rooting for the fan favorites, whether or not they end up dating each other.
At the close of Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, on which Tartick appeared, fans gunned big-time for the Buffalo native to be chosen as the next Bachelor. (Let’s be real: There was a bit of an uprising when Underwood got the gig instead.)
As for Bristowe, fans have been pouring out support for the reality star since she and fiancé Shawn Booth announced in November that they were splitting up. They’d been together since he won her season of The Bachelorette in 2015.
“I’m ready. I can’t wait to meet the next guy,” she told Chicks in the Office. “I’m not in a rush, but I can’t wait because I’m in a good place where I have that self-love and am ready to give love to somebody else.”
Did you hear that, Tartick? You’re up.