Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth’s split may have been a shock for fans, but this was a long-time coming for the couple.
In fact, according to E! News, the 33-year-old has been feeling single for quite some time now.
“She wants this to blow over. Her and Shawn are not on bad terms and it was not a messy breakup,” a source said.
“This has been a long time coming and Kaitlyn has already felt single for months.”
Not to mention, both Kaitlyn and Shawn’s friends are happy the truth is finally out there so everyone can stop pretending they’re still together.
“Everyone around them is happy they can finally move on with their lives and stop avoiding their issues,” the source explained.
“Kaitlyn has been out, being social and having a great time on her own. She’s truly happier doing her own thing.”
The source continued, “Shawn’s been so busy in his business. It has been heading in the wrong direction for months now.”
Though people were hoping they’d make it work, they were both ultimately too busy with their own lives.
“Everyone was rooting for them but they truly grew apart when their lives got busy and couldn’t get back to where they were.”
Kaitlyn is going to spend some time back home in Canada with her family, but she is planning on returning to Nashville.
The former couple announced their split on Friday, November 2 with an emotional statement to People.
“This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration. Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends,” the statement said.
“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.”
The statement continued, “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, but we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time.”
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