Kaitlyn Bristowe And Shawn Booth Open Up About Engagement, Future Plans On ‘Bachelorette: After The Final Rose’ (Recap)
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth opened up about their engagement and future plans on the live “Bachelorette” finale special, “After The Final Rose.” Get the full recap here!
As Gossip Cop reported, “The Bachelorette” season finale featured Bristowe accepting Booth’s proposal after rejecting Nick Viall. The after-show began with host Chris Harrison briefly talking to the newly engaged couple. Booth told Harrison Bristowe saying yes was “definitely the best feeling ever.”
Shortly after Bristowe and Booth made their official debut as an engaged couple, Viall was interviewed as the only two-time runner-up in “Bachelorette” history. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Andi Dorfman accepted Josh Murray’s proposal last year, leading Viall to infamously question on live television why she slept with him in the Fantasy Suite if she was ultimately going to reject him. Now a year later, Viall controversially joined this season of the “Bachelorette” while it was already in progress, with Bristowe allowing him to enter the competition because of a connection they made before filming began.
But Viall was left alone for the second time, and now he told Harrison he was “shocked” when Bristowe rejected him. He noted, however, that when watching the show he saw some signs he hadn’t before. Harrison then asked if it was OK if Booth joined their conversation. Viall said he now understood a little better where Booth was coming from in his dislike for him.
Booth and Viall shook hands when they first saw each other, but Bristowe’s fiance clearly still didn’t like his former competitor. Booth maintained that while he was presented as “jealous” on-air, he really wasn’t. He simply said he and the other guys didn’t like that Viall told them all how he got “real intimate” with Bristowe. For his part, Booth felt “The Bachelorette” shouldn’t have focused on his feud with Viall, but instead “on the love story” with Bristowe.
Next, Bristowe sat with Viall, who asked her, “what were you thinking” when she repeatedly would tell him she loved him. The best explanation she could give was that while she had feelings for Viall, “No love was as strong as the one I had for Shawn.” The two then discussed the proposal rejection, and Bristowe acknowledged that perhaps she could have sent him home earlier, rather than make him profess his love and then dump him on-camera.
Bristowe and Booth came out of the final segment, and when asked what their future held, they didn’t mention getting married or anything like that. Instead, they talked about how relieved they were that they could now go out in public together. Booth added that it was tough to “sit back and not tell people” he was with her or “stick up for her” when she was being trashed.
Like all “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” season finales, it seems like Bristowe and Booth could be on their way to a real happy ending… for now. TELL US: Do you think Bristowe made the right choice, and do you think she and Booth will last?