Kaitlyn Bristowe is Bachelor Nation royalty, so when the community scrambled for potential hosts after Chris Harrison’s sudden exit, they turned to Bristowe and fellow bachelorette Tayshia Adams. In March 2021, it was introduced that Bristowe and Adams would step in for Harrison within the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.” “We assist Chris within the work that he’s dedicated to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will assist the brand new Bachelorette via subsequent season,” the community’s assertion learn, per Web page Six.
Bachelor Nation went wild over the information, however Bristowe defined on the “Not Skinny However Not Fats” podcast how she wasn’t employed on to switch Harrison for Katie Thurston’s season. “They provided me the place to return in and what they mentioned was it was to mentor Katie. I would not be changing Chris,” she mentioned.
Though Bristowe by no means supposed to switch Harrison, it actually appeared that method. “So then, all these articles began popping out saying Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams changing Chris Harrison. So I messaged Chris, most likely 10 occasions with out him responding,” she defined.
Bristowe admitted she felt “icky” about how all the pieces unfolded. However regardless of sending Harrison a number of messages explaining the state of affairs, she by no means received a response. Unaware of the place her friendship stood, Bristowe could not assist however really feel it was over. “I used to be like okay, he hates me. We have been finest buddies and now he hates me,” she shared.