Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth Split, Break the Hearts of Fans

The Bachelor Nation is still reeling from the news that it’s over between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth.

They were together for so long!

They gave fans hope that love is real!

Now, after three years together, they’ve announced that they have broken up.

Here is why his breakup might be the hardest ever for fans of the Bachelor franchise.

 

1. It’s over!

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This week, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth broke off their engagement and their relationship.

2. They had been together for three years

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Most couples on The Bachelor break up within a year — and plenty part ways after just a few months. Three years is like a lifetime for the Bachelor Fam.

3. Kaitlyn and Shawn even released a breakup statement

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“This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration,” the couple issued in a statement to People. “Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends.”

4. These things are always sad — and awkward

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“We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways,” they said.

5. Breakups are personal, but breakup announcements are not

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“Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you,” they concluded. “But we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time.”

6. A lot of fans were really rooting for them

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It’s about more than how long they’d lasted. Some folks were rooting for them from the start

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The Bachelorette Couples: Ranked By Relationship Length!

If The Bachelorette spoilers are any indication, Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen from Season 14 may have a real shot at love that lasts.

Specific issues regarding Garrett’s social media history aside, the two seem head over heels in love, so the odds of a wedding are good.

Or at least better than average.

If you just look at the venerable franchise’s track record, Becca and Garrett’s chances for long-term success are mixed at best.

Why do we say that?

Isn’t it obvious? This is a dating competition throwing two people together under a pretense that is literally impossible to sustain.

Can they transition into real life, establish a new normal and make it work? They can, but often times, they fall short of that goal.

We have ranked the 14 stars of The Bachelorette based on who was most successful at finding love during her stint as ABC’s queen.

See how they stack up from worst to first, and tell us whether you think Barrett will end up a success story or cautionary tale …

1. Jen Schefft

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Bachelorette Jen Schefft broke up with winner Jerry Ferris on the After the Rose special because she just “wasn’t feeling it.” Not even making it to the day after the finale? That’s a low bar set for everyone else.

2. Emily Maynard

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm broke up just a few months after his proposal in 2012. He was never the right guy anyway. Should’ve picked Sean Lowe. Not that she or Sean (who is happily married to Catherine Giudici, who he met on The Bachelor) are overthinking it right now. Emily has since married and had a bunch of kids with Tyler Johnson.

3. Becca Kufrin

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It’s too soon to tell how long Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen will last, but they’re off to a good start? They’re one of seven Bachelorette couples still together, by our calculations, including the last three.

4. Andi Dorfman

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Andi Dorfman found love with Josh Murray on The Bachelorette. Unfortunately, their engagement ended after only six months or so.

5. DeAnna Pappas

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DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak broke up seven months after their finale aired. She went on to marry Stephen Stagliano, a high school teacher and the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Mike Stagliano!

6. Jillian Harris

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Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski broke up one year after their finale aired. Swiderski later appeared on Bachelor Pad. Jillian now appears on HGTV’s Love it or List it Too.

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The Bachelor & The Bachelorette Couples: Are They Still Together?

The Bachelor’s 2018 season came to a close with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin engaged and totally, utterly, blissfully in love.

Or something. According to The Bachelor spoilers, that relationship would end and he would spurn Becca for runner-up Lauren Burnham.

This turned out to be correct.

Arie and Becca lasted mere weeks, and his cringe-worthy decision to end the engagement with her was filmed for the world to see.

Raw. Unedited. Uncut.

Didn’t see that twist coming, even if Arie’s reputation preceded him, and we can’t say this bodes well for Lauren B. either.

Will they be a new golden couple for the show, a la Trista and Ryan, Ashley and J.P., Jason and Molly and Desiree and Chris?

Or another Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi? Or … Arie and Becca?

Sorry, too soon.

Speaking of Becca, as The Bachelorette spoilers predicted months ago, she turned around and got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen.

Those two appear to be on stable ground despite his Instagram scandal, but even so, they’re facing some very long odds.

Will they make it? We’ll have to wait and see, but of those that came before them: Who is still living happily ever after?

Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they’re still together since the show:

1. Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

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Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hit it off from the very start, and after a fairly conventional season of The Bachelorette, they got engaged on the finale. Perhaps the most notable obstacle for this duo came prior to the season, when his Instagram “double-tapping” of some seriously offensive posts and memes came to light. If Becca can look past that, they might be alright, because they sure have chemistry.

2. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham

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Yes, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are still together. Right now. For the moment. As of this report. It’s still only been a few months since they’ve gone public, however, and needless to say, the consensus is that Becca Kufrin dodged a bullet and that Lauren might have her heart broken next. We’re not rooting for that sad outcome, but just saying … it’s Arie. Just because they’re buying a house together doesn’t mean we’re convinced this is for real. At least not yet.

3. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

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Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven … or are they? Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans’ liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. If Bryan didn’t watch the finale, which centered primarily on Peter waffling over his willingness to propose and Rachel being hung up on him? Then they might be alright. Looks like they’ve weathered that storm and then some, regardless. They are still going very strong.

4. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

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Look … we wished Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi all the best. That was just the least inspiring public debut from a Bachelor couple since Juan Pablo and Nikki, and it never got much better before they eventually broke up. Come on, people. We were talking about Nick Viall, who was clearly bitten hard by the fame bug, and fell for a girl who didn’t want to be in the “business” or leave Canada, where he had no interest in moving. Just saying. The odds made them a definite underdog from the start, and their five-month relationship proved skeptics correct.

5. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

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JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, and enough time has passed that they’re no longer in the “honeymoon” phase, yet we can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to Aaron’s little brother than we know – or that JoJo does. Chances they’ll make it to the altar? 50-50, maybe 60-40.

6. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

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It was a good year, closer to a year and a half actually, which is a long time for any relationship, reality TV style or regular style, when Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell publicly called out what they deemed as “fake news” that alleged they had broken up … and then canceled their wedding and admitted that they broke up. #realnews

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The Bachelor & The Bachelorette: The Most Shocking Exits Ever!

In the past 15 years, The Bachelor & Bachelorette have given us plenty of shockers, from emotional meltdowns to twists we never saw coming.

Usually, these events result – or stem from – an elimination.

Or a dramatic departure of one’s own volition. Or someone being asked to leave by the show itself. Or just a really, really bad breakup.

With the TV cameras rolling, obviously. Not even The Bachelor spoilers or Bachelorette spoilers can prepare you for this kind of drama.

Suddenly it’s no surprise that this franchise has left a mark on the genre, airing for more than THIRTY-FIVE seasons, with no end in sight.

The men, women and moments featured on this list made their way onto it for very diverse reasons. Often through no fault of their own.

All provided images we won’t soon forget, however … at least not ’til the next season airs on ABC and we update this list once again.

Where does this week’s Bachelorette season finale, and its devastating heartbreak for Blake Horstmann, place in our rankings?

What about this spring’s two-part shocker – which saw Becca Kufrin win The Bachelor, only to be dumped for Lauren Burnham?

Or for so many other famous faces from years’ past?

Here’s a look back at those and other stunning exits in the turbulent, nearly decade-and-a-half history of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette 

1. DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft

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The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas … who he ALSO rejected! No matter what stunners took place in subsequent years – and we’ve seen a bunch, including the most recent finale – walking away with nothing and breaking two hearts AT THE FINAL ROSE CEREMONY remains the least expected (and least popular) move in franchise history.

2. Becca Kufrin

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It wasn’t just that Arie Luyendyk Jr. got engaged to Becca Kufrin on the finale, then broke it off within a matter of weeks. We’ve seen that many times before. It wasn’t even that he went back to Lauren Burnham, his season’s runner-up, in the wake of that broken engagement. Jason Mesnick (scroll down) pulled that one off too. But the way in which Arie ended things with Becca – blindsiding her with cameras rolling, and ABC airing the 40-minute scene uncut – nearly took the top spot on this list. Just savage. Fortunately for Becca, she’ll have a chance at love again as The Bachelorette this summer.

3. Jason Mesnick

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DeAnna Pappas became The Bachelorette, and threw fans for a loop by rejecting beloved single father Jason Mesnick, who was so smitten with her, in favor of Jesse Csincsak … who she stayed engaged to for like two weeks.

4. Melissa Rycroft

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Jason Mesnick upped the ante on both Brad and DeAnna in the finale night shocker department. After getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, he dumped her … on the After the Final Rose special, in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney! At least this one had a happy ending, though: Jason and Molly are happily married, and have a beautiful daughter.

5. Peter Kraus

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Peter Kraus, the runner-up on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette, may well have won the thing if he had just been ready to propose. Many fans felt winner Bryan Abasolo was her real second choice, or even a rebound. We shall see – and also see if Peter will become the next Bachelor.

6. Lauren Burnham

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Lauren Burnham, of course, ended up engaged to Arie Luyendyk Jr., but not before being dispatched in a season finale twist that triggered his shocking reversal. Lauren had finally opened up to Arie for the first time on their final date, setting off an internal conflict that led him to get engaged to Becca Kufrin while still pining for Lauren.

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Becca Kufrin Looks EXACTLY Like Garrett Yrigoyen’s Ex-Wife!

If you were already following The Bachelorette Spoilers, then Becca’s fateful choice was no surprise. But that doesn’t mean that it was any easier to watch Blake Horstmann get blindsided.

On top of Garrett Yrigoyen’s Instagram bigotry scandal (he’s super sorry) and the fact that he talks like a kindergartener, the Bachelor Nation found a new issue with Becca’s choice.

Check out our video and decide for yourself: Does Becca look exactly like Garrett’s ex-wife? And if so, what does that mean?

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Back when we were first introducing you to Becca Kufrin’s men, we mentioned that Garrett Yrigoyen (or someone with his exact same name in that same city) had been married a few years earlier.

As it turns out, that marriage was to a woman named Kayla.

That marriage lasted for all of two months.

As a lot of members of the Bachelor Nation pointed out on social media during the finale, a marriage that brief is probably a red flag.

Well, fans have also pointed out that there’s something much weirder about Garrett’s last marriage than just its brevity.

Take a look at two images that a fan on Twitter paired up:

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Guys … she looks just like Becca.

Becca and Kayla have the same dark hair — which, in and of itself, isn’t a huge deal.

They also have similar skin tones, but given Garrett’s abhorrently bigoted social media history, most fans don’t expect him to have a huge variety of skin tones in his dating history.

But they also have similar facial structures, right down to eyebrows and jawlines.

Oh, and they have very similar eyes.

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Honestly? We’re not even sure what to do with this information. 

Garrett was a suitor, so it’s less unnerving than it would be if he had been the Bachelor and singled out the contestant who looks like a clone of his ex-wife.

“Guys…this is Garrett’s ex-wife,” one fan wrote about Kayla. “Who do you think she looks like?”

“Becca looks so much like Garrett ex-wife that it’s giving me chills,” another confessed.

While we’re sure that it didn’t help that fans already disliked Garrett, this is admittedly a little eerie.

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“Plot twist: we haven’t heard from Garrett ex-wife bc she actually is Becca,” one Bachelor aficionado joked.

“Garrett is still in love with his ex,” another theorized. “It’s obvious because Becca looks just her. But really, they’re twins.”

“So uh… Garrett’s ex-wife looks like a stand-in for Becca,” tweeted another. “And Becca’s ex looks like Garrett.”

That line, of course, refers to Becca’s ex-boyfriend from Minneapolis and not to Arie. 

Say what you will about Garrett, but he does not look like Arie.

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If you think that fans are blowing all of this out of proportion, feel free to watch the wedding video that we have included and decide for yourself.

If you agree with the Bachelor Nation, it might look a bit like a preview of Garrett and Becca’s wedding.

Assuming that those two somehow make it that far, that is. A lot of folks don’t believe that these two will quite make it downt he aisle.

Honestly? We suspect that Becca resembling Kayla is mostly just a coincidence.
 
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other issues with this relationship.

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