Bachelor Nation seems to be having issues.
Kaitlyn Bristow, who appeared as a guest on Tuesday’s new episode of the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast, gave listeners a peek between her and Chris Harrison.
in short? Their relationship does not exist.
With a longer explanation? good…
“They offered me the position. What the Bachelor franchise said was to mentor Katie. [Thurston]Bristow said on-air, referring to the role she took on after Harrison was sidelined by ABC in 2021.
“[They said] I will not replace Chris. Then articles started coming out that said, “Chris Harrison Replaces Taisha Adams and Kaitlyn Bristow.” So I messaged Chris about 10 times and he didn’t reply.
“I want him to know that he is irreplaceable and that I didn’t want to set foot in him.”
Harrison lost her job after responding in an insensitive manner to a race-based scandal involving contestant Rachel Kirkconnell.
Bristowe and Adams were initially set to host The Bachelorette following this monumental decision, but eventually Jesse Palmer took over the gig full-time.
In his new podcast last month, Harrison addressed the controversy in detail for the first time.
“My stomach hurt,” Chris recalled when he fell. “I lost him 20 pounds, but he couldn’t sleep. He didn’t eat.”
Bristow said she was “disgusted” by the speculation that she was swooping in and taking over for Harrison — and she ran into him at Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland’s wedding in August 2022. rice field.
“Then I thought, ‘Okay, he hates me.’ We were best friends, but now he hates me,” she shared on the podcast.
“And then I met him at Wells and Sarah’s wedding and took him to him. I said, ‘I miss you.’ He said, “Well, I’ve always been here.”
“Is that so? It was difficult.”
Harrison hosted the dating franchise for 19 years.
“I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of the Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” Harrison wrote via Instagram in Spring 2021, adding: I was.
“I am so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all the memories we have created together.
“My 20-year journey is coming to an end, but the friendships I have made will last a lifetime.”
Bristow said on the podcast that she “looked away” after the duo’s bond “felt like it fell down the toilet,” but added that she personally tried not to sneer.
“If you can get rid of your ego, I don’t think it’s really about me. I think he’s been through a lot in his life. He was depressed, so he lost 20 pounds.” she explained.
She also said she was “probably really crushed” about Harrison having to end the series in such an abrupt fashion after “wanting to come out on top.”