Kaitlyn Bristowe Accuses Chris Harrison of Ghosting Her After She hosted Bachelorette – He Responds

Kaitlyn Bristowe is sharing her story of being ghosted by Chris Harrison after she was hosted the season 17 of The Bachelorette in 2021.

She revealed that the former host stopped replying to her texts after she was announced as a temporary host for the ABC reality show.

“He called and we talked and he said, ‘I don’t want anyone to get involved,'” Kaitlyn said on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, “Then they offered me the position to come in and what they said was it was to mentor Katie Thurston. I wouldn’t be replacing Chris. So then, all these articles started coming out saying Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams replacing Chris Harrison. So I messaged Chris, probably 10 times without him responding.”

“I just wanted him to know I thought he was irreplaceable and didn’t want to step on any toes. What I said was ‘You’re irreplaceable. I don’t know what my role is. They said I was a mentor, but now I’m seeing articles about how I’m replacing you and that makes me feel icky.’ And then he didn’t write back.”

“I was like okay, he hates me. We were best friends and now he hates me,” she added.

The former Bachelorette then bumped into Chris at Wells Adams’ wedding to Sarah Hyland in 2022.

“I saw him at Wells and Sarah’s wedding and I walked over to him and I was like, ‘I miss you,’ and he was like, ‘Well I’ve always been here,'” she recalled, adding, “So yeah, that was tough.” 

“I balled my eyes out about it,” she said. “That friendship just went down the toilet.” 

“I don’t think it was actually about me if I can remove my ego…it wasn’t about me. I think he was going through so much in his life. He lost 20 pounds. He was depressed,” she noted, as Harrison recently opened up on the effects his exit from the franchise had on his health. 

Chris responded to this on his The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever . He said Kaitnlyn’s remarks about him “wasn’t a cry for help, but I took it as a cry for something that she lost.”

“Something that she was sad that she lost and that was our friendship,” Chris said. “And so, instead of getting mad, or even disappointed, which I’m not, I was saddened that a friend of mine was mourning the loss of our friendship and that that friendship had changed. And yes, to a certain degree, it did change.”

Chris added, “At that time, I didn’t have the bandwidth to deal with all of that. By the way, I really, truly just wasn’t worried at all about who was hosting and who was the next mentor or what the show was going to do.”