It’s been two weeks since Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick made their new romance Intagram official and just three months since she called it quits with ex fiancé Shawn Booth.
The Bachelorette winner admitted it’s hard watching his ex date someone new in Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti’s podcast Almost Famous: In Depth.
“I think just with her moving on so quick, I just have a tough time understanding why she would be putting this out everywhere or blasting it all over the place knowing that it could hurt,” Shawn said in a clip shared with E! News. “Her new relationship, too, just kind of makes me question everything that we’ve had, so I think that’s one of the major questions that runs through my mind — just trying to understand that, which I think is tough to understand, so I ask myself those questions.”
The Bachelorette couple secretly broke up in September but announced the news in November.
“Around the same time I learned about Kaitlyn and Jason in November,” he added.
“Not only were we engaged, but it’s like, man, I lost my best friend, too. It just feels like everything is just completely gone, like that Kaitlyn and Shawn gone.”
While Kaitlyn’s new relationship upsets him, he is also trying to look on the bright side.
“There’s a part of me that is I do care about her, so I am happy that she doesn’t have to really I guess deal with maybe all the pain and the heartbreak because it seems like she’s moved on and she’s happy, so that’s gonna make me a little more comfortable knowing that that she’s not at home at her empty house, so I look at it from that point of view and then I also think that its helping me to move on because it does hurt that much seeing everything, it does upset me and it does make me a little angry, but it also helps me to move on knowing that maybe we weren’t right for each other and that I will find somebody down the road that will also make me happy.”
He also said that their relationship was rocky “right out the gates.”
“I think we started having a tough time with our relationship in like the second week of the season. We went through all different types of ups and downs,” he recalled.
“I had a tough time on that show. It was always a battle of my heart versus my brain.”
Kaitlyn’s runner-up Nick Viall also had a major effect on their relationship.
“I think the whole Nick situation was a big part of our relationship. I think it’s always something that was in the back of my mind. It was tough.”