The 34-year-old reality star appeared remotely alongside boyfriend Jason Tartick, 34, during the second half of ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!’ from their Nashville home and told host Chris Harrison, 48, about how they met on her podcast before they both expressed their gratitude for the Bachelor franchise.
‘By the way, I know you mentioned meeting your future wife . …You know I’m an ordained minister,’ Chris said.
Surprise proposal: Kaitlyn Bristowe after being strung along with proposal implications on Monday’s recap of her season as The Bachelorette was instead invited to join DWTS
‘Oh, are you?,’ Jason replied.
‘Oh my gosh. Don’t even do this. My stomach just sank because I was like, wait is this happening right now?’ Kaitlyn said.
Kaitlin checked Jason’s pocket and thought she felt a ring box, but it turned out just to be his earphones case.
‘I love that we just zinged her and didn’t even try to,’ Chris said.
Remote appearance: The 34-year-old reality star appeared remotely alongside boyfriend Jason Tartick, 34, during the second half of ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!’ from their Nashville home
The host: Chris Harrison reminded the couple that he was an ordained minister leading Kaitlyn to believe that Jason was about to propose to her
Cute couple: Jason and Kaitlyn, shown last November in Santa Monica, California live together in Nashville
He added: ‘In all seriousness, I do have a real question for you Kaitlyn. This is a question I’m so excited to ask you because, well, your life is about to change.’
‘What?,’ Kaitlin said anxiously before checking with Jason and asking him, ‘Do you know about this?’
‘Kaitlyn, will you be on the next season of Dancing With The Stars?,’ Chris asked her.
Inside knowledge: Kaitlyn turned to Jason and asked if he knew what Chris was about to ask her
The Canada native was clearly stunned and gasped before excitedly asking, ‘Are you serious?’
‘Play it cool Kaitlyn, play it cool!,’ she then told herself while trying to constrain her exhilaration.
Kaitlyn proclaimed that she was on the verge of tears and told Chris the invitation was a complete surprise.
Clearly stunned: The Canada native was clearly stunned and gasped before excitedly asking, ‘Are you serious?’
‘That is the last thing in the world I thought you were going to say. I thought you were going to ask me to take over your job … I don’t know,’ she said.
‘Is that a yes?’ Chris asked.
‘Yes, yes! I’m so honored to say yes,’ she replied.
Invitation accepted: ‘Yes yes! I’m so honored to say yes,’ Kaitlyn replied to Chris
Kaitlyn grew up in Alberta, Canada as the daughter of a ballerina and moved as an adult to Vancouver, British Columbia for a dance scholarship and also became a spin-class instructor.
She was a contestant on season 19 of The Bachelor and was the star of season 11 of The Bachelorette. Jason competed on season 14 of The Bachelorette starring Becca Kufrin, 30.
Kaitlyn last month released her debut single If I’m Being Honest and the catchy pop country tune ranked on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart.
New song: Kaitlyn, shown in a still from last month’s finale of The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart, released her debut single If I’m Being Honest and the catchy pop country tune ranked on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart
Greatest ever: Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn are shown in a still from season 11 of The Bachelorette, which was recapped on Monday’s episode of ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!’
She and Jason started dating in January 2019 and live with their two golden retrievers in Nashville.
Hannah Brown, 25, who starred on season 15 of The Bachelorette in November won season 28 of Dancing With The Stars.
The Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft, 37, competed on seasons eight and fifteen of DWTS and won the Mirrorball Trophy her second time around.
Reigning champion: The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown last November won season 28 of Dancing With The Stars with pro partner Alan Bersten
Past champion: The Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft is shown with Tony Dovolani after winning the all-star season 15 of DWTS