Jason Tartick gave the Bachelor Nation an emotional podcast after his split from Kaitlyn Bristowe.
“I’m going to make this one a little bit shorter today,” he kicked off the “Trading Secrets” podcast episode. “This is my second attempt at this. [My] first attempt … it did not go well, I’ll tell you that much. Maybe at some point, I will release it.”
“As some of you might know,” he says right before taking a long pause. “Kaitlyn and I have shared our current relationship news that we are ending our engagement tonight. So the intro will be short, it will be sweet.”
“I’m not going to provide news at this time given what’s happening in my life. It’s been a little bit of a challenge today and tonight,” he says crying and choked up. “When I’m prepared and feel ready to talk through how these things also impact my life, what’s next for me, I will share those.”
He then paid tribute to his ex on his Instagram Story.
“Thank you for the support and love over the years,” he wrote. “I will forever be grateful for this beautiful person that was brought into my life.”
Read Jason and Kaitlyn’s official break up statement below:
“After sharing the news with family and close friends first, and taking the time to properly process it ourselves, we are saddened with heavy hearts to share that we have decided to end our engagement.
We are thankful for all of you who gave us the time and space to process this life-altering decision as there are many emotions and changes to navigate.
Our dogs Ramen & Pinot will continue to be cared for together as brothers. While their humans are no longer romantically involved, we will love and take care of them together.
Continuing our friendship is incredibly important to both of us. We feel grateful to be ending our engagement with love and respect for each other. It’s heartbreaking and sad to say goodbye, but our care and admiration for one another will never die.
We are beyond thankful for the memories made together, and for your support of us and the boys throughout the years. Moving forward we will always have that level of support for each other. We don’t know what the future holds so please try to hold space for us in your hearts.
Kaitlyn and Jason”