Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick Are Officially Engaged
It looks like there's another Bachelor Nation wedding on the horizon. On May 11, Entertainment Tonight reported Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe are engaged. The pair agreed to trade their roses for wedding bells when Tartick proposed on Monday, May 10, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Despite fans being desperate for their engagement since the reality stars began dating in early 2019, Bristowe told ET the proposal was a complete shock. "Luckily I got my nails done the day before, but these are some funky nails," she said. "I really did think a Jason way of doing it would have been something extravagant and really big. I actually thought he was going to do it maybe in Mexico, on the beach, and I would have saw it coming."
So, how did Tartick manage to pull it off without her knowing? By faking a podcast recording session, of course. Basically, Bristowe *thought* she was about to interview a surprise guest for an episode of her Off the Vine podcast. Instead, at around the 30-minute mark, Tartick interrupted her with an even bigger surprise. "Jason's like, 'Kaitlyn, we're not doing a podcast.' And I'm like, 'You forgot to hit record, didn't you!'" Bristowe told ET. "He was like, 'No, this is something else,' and he got up and I saw him bring out a ring box from the drawer."
Tartick then presented Bristowe with a 5.09-carat, oval-shaped ring. "I was trying to be present, but I was so overwhelmed, and I was so embarrassed, because I was wearing a T-shirt that said, 'Tequila for Breakfast,'" Bristowe said. "I was like, 'This feels very on brand, but also very inappropriate!'"
Despite rocking a shirt you'd probably rather wear on spring break than at your own proposal, Bristowe said the engagement was everything she could have asked for: "The words that came out of his mouth were insanely beautiful. We've never locked eyes like that in our lives. We were holding hands, so intense, and I was listening to his every word, but still blacked out."
Bristowe shared the first pictures of the ring, the proposal story, and yes, even the T-shirt on Instagram on May 11 with a caption reading: "Don’t pinch me."