Shawn Booth Breaks Silence on Kaitlyn Bristowe Breakup: I’m in Agony

They were one of the couples that seemed to have beaten the odds, but Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe are over.

Now, Shawn is opening up to fans with a heartfelt message.

He’s thanking them for their support — over the years and now, as he experiences real emotional pain.

Shawn Booth took to Instagram to deliver a heartfelt message about his not-so-secret breakup with Kaitlyn Bristowe.

“I just want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my relationship with Kaitlyn over the years,” he writes.

After nearly three years together, the couple accrued a lot of fans.

“You’ve made me feel incredibly special,” he shares.

Shawn continues, noting that fans have made him feel “supported, and very loved.”

“So from the bottom of my heart,” Shawn continues. “Thank you.”

Shawn writes: “It truly means a lot.”

He’s thanking fans for more than just their support during the relationship.

Shawn appreciates the outpouring of respect that has flowed from the Bachelor Nation following their split.

“And,” Shawn says. “Thank you to everyone who has sent their love & support during this painful time.”

He gushes: “I love you guys.”

According to a recent report by People, Shawn isn’t the only one feeling heartbroken.

Kaitlyn’s in the same boat.

“This was the last thing Kaitlyn wanted,” and insider reveals.

According to the source: “she was willing to fight for the relationship.”

Ultimately, however, she and Shawn realized that they had lost their forward momentum.

“But,” the insider laments. “There was nowhere for it to go.”

“It’s only natural to think about the next steps when you’ve been together for three years,” the source explains.

“Kaitlyn,” the insider says. “Wants to be married and have kids.”

“But,” the source notes. “It didn’t seem like they were on the same page.”

Kaitlyn is two years older than Shawn. She is 33, he is 31.

Did that slight age difference make her the one who wanted to settle down first?

Fans cannot help but wonder.

Despite this key difference, the report says that neither of them simply quit on the other.

“It wasn’t one of them who broke things off,” the source reports.

In other words, it sounds like this painful decision to break up after nearly three years together was mutual.

According to the insider, Kaitlyn and Shawn are still “on good terms.”

That is great. But Kaitlyn is not doing so well internally, apparently.

“She’s devastated,” the source reports.

“There is a lot of hurt,” the insider says.

The source notes that “Kaitlyn tried to make it work.”

“She never thought this would end,” the insider concludes.

The hardest thing about relationships is that they inevitably end, one way or the other.

After three years of engagement, Shawn and Kaitlyn still have their memories of happiness, at least.

In time, those should be a source of comfort as the reasons for their conflict fade.

Who knows? Maybe they’ll even get back together, though we don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up.

Only time will tell.


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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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth: It’s Over!

For three long years, they seemed to be one of those rare Bachelor Fam couples who beat the odds.

Just last December, there was even a rumor that Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth were married.

Unfortunately, not all relationships last. Kaitlyn and Shawn have broken up.

In 2015, Kaitlyn and Shawn got engaged on the Season 19 finale of The Bachelorette.

Now, at the tail end of 2018, the couple has issued a statement to People.

“After three incredible years,” the statement begins. “We have decided to go our separate ways.”

This is a joint statement that the couple has issued together.

“This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration,” the statement continues.

“Even though we are parting as a couple,” they explains. “We’re very much committed to remaining friends.”

That is wonderful to hear … though it is admittedly what most couple’s say.

“And,” their statement reads. “We will continue to support each other.”

As with a relationship, a breakup doesn’t always work out the way that you hope.

But that’s a great sentiment anyway.

“Due to the nature of how we met,” they admit. “Our relationship has always been very public.”

“And,” they say. “We have enjoyed sharing it with all of you.”

They acknowledge that “but we ask that you respect our decision.”

Please don’t send hate to celebrities for their relationships, their breakups, or anything else — unless it truly warrants your fury.

They hope that fans will respect their judgment “and our privacy at this time.”

Breakup rumors followed these two over the summer.

But just a few months ago, Kaitlyn was shooting down those claims.

“So here’s the truth,” she said on her Off the Vine podcast back in August.

“I’m in Canada because … I have made a promise to myself and my family,” she explained.

Her promise was “that I will come up every August and enjoy downtime with the people that I love in a country that I love.”

“Family is so important to me,” she affirmed. “Relationships in general are very important to me.”

She made her priorities clear: “I put relationships first.”

“Shawn did not come up with me,” Kaitlyn explained. “Because the guy just bought a gym.”

“He bought a business,” she emphasized. “He has started something huge.”

Kaitlyn raved: “He is the most dedicated person I’ve ever met.”

“He’s going to have to be there for months,” she noted.

“We are both so busy,” she said. “And unfortunately that means we’re spending all of this time apart.”

She spoke more generally about relationship struggles.

“You are both always away, you’re exhausted at the end of the day, sometimes the relationship isn’t being put first,” she said.

“But does that mean you call it quits?” she asked, answering: “No.”

“You love the s–t out of each other and you work through it and yourselves to be better,” she advised.

“And you know,” she concluded. “That times aren’t always going to be smooth sailing.”

The thing about not-so-smooth sailing is that it doesn’t always get better.

Sometimes, the metaphorical ship (relation-ship, if you will) capsizes.

Better luck next time to both Kaitlyn and Shawn!


Justin Bieber to Hailey Baldwin: I Never Want to Hear the Name Shawn Mendes Again!

As you’ve likely heard by now, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got engaged last week after just over a month of dating.

At first, it seemed impossible, but Bieber and Baldwin have confirmed the news by posting a series of loving tributes to one another on social media.

Of course, it’s not all sunshine and unicorns in Jusley’s world these days.

When a high-profile couple gets engaged after short a brief courtship, things can get messy.

One of the biggest problems, of course, is the fact that both parties are likely to have very recent exes.

And the more recent an ex, the more likely they are to be a source of drama.

Which may be why Justin is taking no chances. 

According to Life & Style, Bieber has asked Baldwin to delete all traces of her ex-boyfriend Shawn Mendes from her social media accounts.

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“Shawn is happy for Hailey and Justin and has said that he loves them both, but Justin isn’t taking any chances,” a source tells the tabloid.

“Justin wants to take his relationship with Hailey to the next level, but he can’t do that until he feels confident she isn’t pining for someone else.”

Seems like he already took care of getting to the next level by popping the question, but we guess the Biebs likes to be extremely thorough.

“Erasing every trace of Shawn on her social media was a way for Hailey to prove her loyalty,” the insider added.

“And she had no problem pressing delete.”

Rumors about Bieber “forcing” Baldwin to delete Mendes from her life have been circulating for weeks.

In a twist that no one saw coming, it seems that those reports are accurate, and Justin has absolutely no shame about issuing the demand.

As for that other famous in this scenario, sources say Selena Gomez is glad to be rid of Justin for good.

She apparently harbors no ill will toward Baldwin, but instead feels sympathy for the 21-year-old model.

If the Jelena relationship is any indication, Gomez is right to feel bad for Hailey.

The girl may be in for quite a wild ride.


Hailey Baldwin DELETES Shawn Mendes Pics from Her Instagram; Is Bieber to Blame?

In recent weeks, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber have been seemingly inseparable. These two exes are back together and even going on church dates.

Even though they’re exes with their own baggage, things don’t seem that dramatic between them.

So why has Hailey very suddenly deleted every photo of rumored ex Shawn Mendes from her Instagram? What the hell happened?

In the final months of 2017, it appeared that Hailey Baldwin and Shawn Mendes were dating.

At least, witnesses saw them cozying up and were at a loss for any other explanation.

Some believed that it was a real relationship that fizzled out behind the scenes.

Others believed that Hailey was deliberately stirring those rumors to help shelter Shawn from the persistent gay rumors that have followed him for a few years now.

Regardless, Shawn and Hailey remained friends. They even attended the 2018 Met Gala together, making it clear at the time that they were just good friends with similar values.

But friends don’t purge every single photo of the other from Instagram.

Ever-vigilant fans have noticed that every photo featuring Shawn Mendes has mysteriously vanished from Hailey’s Instagram page.

They note that the two still follow each other.

They also note that Shawn has made no move to purge photos of Hailey — not yet, anyway.

Did something happen between these two to make their friendship turn sour — at least from Hailey’s perspective?

if so, it must have been something pretty major for Hailey to make such a public show of excising Shawn from her social media history.

There was zero chance that her 12.4 million followers were going to all somehow not notice.

Some wonder if this might have less to do with Shawn and Hailey … and more to do with Justin Bieber.

Shawn Mendes is the talk of the town in terms of mustic but also in terms of thirst.

Shawn is 19. His career is on the rise.

In contrast, Justin Bieber is 24, he canceled his tour last year for vague religious reasons, and posters of his tattoo-covered body aren’t exactly plastered across millions of bedroom walls these days.

It probably doesn’t help that Shawn is a respectable 6-foot-2 while Justin, who has always been insecure about his height, is still only 5-foot-9.

When one considers that Justin keeps an eye on his exes — as he did on Selena — one can’t help but wonder if he felt stabs of jealousy when he saw Hailey on Shawn’s arm.

Did he … make Hailey delete her photos of Shawn?

There is no longer any real doubt that Justin and Hailey are back together.

So it is hard for many to imagine that Justin didn’t play some sort of role in this IG purge.

Is he making demands of Hailey that she prove that she doesn’t have her eye on any other boys?

Or does Justin have some sort of beef with Shawn, specifically?

That is so, so difficult to guess.

For what it’s worth, however, Shawn Mendes has been publicly supportive of Hailey, including when she reunited with old flame Justin Bieber.

On the Canadian entertainment show, ETALK, Shawn commented directly on Hailey hooking up with Justin again.

“I think that’s awesome,” Shawn said. “I love them both. They’re both really awesome people.”

In the past, even going back a couple of years, Shawn has said that he is flattered by comparisons to Justin Bieber.

(In the autumn of 2016, he did do some impressions of the Biebs, but he meant it in a friendly way)

Perhaps Justin doesn’t share Shawn’s friendly attitude?

Or perhaps there is something totally different going on behind the scenes, and we just don’t have enough of the pieces to see it.