There may be another Bachelor Nation romance brewing, according to reports. After breaking things off with Shawn Booth in November, former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe has been spending time with Jason Tartick, who competed on Becca Kufrin’s season of the show. Although neither of them has confirmed that anything romantic is going on, Bristowe did address their relationship on her podcast, Off the Vine, and admitted that there may be some romantic feelings at play.
“Why are we talking like me and him are dating?” Bristowe asked on the Jan. 15 episode of her podcast. “There is no confirmation,” she said. However, she added, “Of course, there’s some sort of feelings going on there. I think my main thing I’ll say is we’ll just have to see what happens. Stay tuned.”
Bristowe and Tartick went dancing last weekend and then immediately went on a second outing where they were spotted holding hands. Us Weekly shared screenshots of Instagram Story updates posted by the pair, as well as fellow Bachelorette alumni Blake Hortsmann, during their second evening out, which seemed to be a group outing. In one, shared by Bristowe, Tartick kisses her head with his arm around her shoulder; in another, also shared by Bristowe, he was “playing [her] leg like a [guitar],” which she noted she “liked.”
Although neither Bristowe nor Tartick have posted any permanent photos of each other on social media, she isn’t the only one to have commented on their alleged romance. In an interview published on Jan. 8, Tartick told Entertainment Tonight, “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.”
This interview came after Tartick asked Bristowe out on an episode of Off the Vine and she said yes, sending Bachelor Nation into quite the tizzy. “Jason, are you finally going to ask me on a date?” Bristowe teased in the episode, after he called in to chat.
“You’re making me blush over here, Kaitlyn,” he replied. “I mean, if we’re both going to be in the same city at the same time, I see no reason why we shouldn’t go to dinner or grab drinks.” When she accepted the invite, he admitted, “My heart is racing over here, my beats per minute are off the chain.”
While we totally respect their decision not to define anything and to seemingly take things slow, we must admit Bristowe and Tartick are sweet together. We wish them both the best.