Kaitlyn Bristowe Confirms Michelle Young Was ‘Blindsided’ by Nayte Breakup

Bachelorette’s Kaitlyn Bristowe and Michelle Young spoke about the latter’s very recent break up with Nayte Olukoya.

And Kaitlyn has some things to say about what really went down.

“I don’t want to speak for Michelle because it’s her story and it’s his story and whatever, but I’ve obviously talked to her and I’m there for her, of course,” she said during a recent episode of her “Off the Vine” podcast. “I was there for her through her whole experience.”

In June, Michelle confirmed that her engagement with Nate was over and the couple had called it quits.

“I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going [our] separate ways but I stand with him in knowing the heaviness that is present in both our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us,” Michelle announced on Instagram. “I’m deeply hurting and will need time and space to work through this heartbreak.”

According to Kaitlyn, Michelle was “definitely blindsided” by the breakup.

“She was confused because I think it was, like, after her birthday, and she was like, ‘Wait, what?’” Kaitlyn continued. “I don’t know what happened.”

“I don’t know this for a fact — it’s just in my opinion,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Did he just, like, like the attention, or did he find someone else? Because it did feel abrupt.”

“It’s been quite a transition, I would say,” Michelle explained. “Just because this year, I decided to step away from the classroom this following school year just because I’ve been so burned out and just really wanting to, you know, get out of that survival mode. I kind of feel like life has taken this thing as like, ‘OK, challenge accepted . . .  [now] deal with a breakup.’ It’s definitely not something that I planned to have to work through this summer.”