Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick engaged after 'intense surprise proposal' that left star 'blacked out'

KAITLYN Bristowe is engaged to boyfriend, Jason Tartick – whom also starred on the ABC franchise – after dating nearly three years. 

The Bachelorette-turned-franchise-host said “yes” after a “beautiful” Nashville, Tennessee proposal on Monday while she was in the middle of filming her Off The Vine podcast. 

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Kaitlyn, 35, shared the news on Instagram as she flashed her massive 5 carat oval-cut diamond sparkler that Jason picked out from a small Canadian business outside the town where she was born.

The reality star looked beautiful in a white dress with a matching white headband as her husband-to-be looked dapper in a grey and white suit. 

Jason, 32, held his arm around his fiancée as he kissed the side of her head as she beamed with a huge smile. 

In another shot, she showed off her diamond ring as the happy couple clinked a pair of champagne glasses together. 

She admitted that the proposal was “everything” she could have asked for. 

“The words that came out of his mouth were insanely beautiful. We've never locked eyes like that in our lives. 

“We were holding hands, so intense, and I was listening to his every word, but still blacked out,” she told ET.

The duo revealed that the proposal happened while they were filming an episode of Kaitlyn’s Off the Vine podcast together. 

The podcast host was under the impression she would be interviewing a "surprise guest" but at the 30-minute mark, figured out something special was in the works.

"Jason's like, 'Kaitlyn, we're not doing a podcast.' And I'm like, 'You forgot to hit record, didn't you!'

"He was like, 'No, this is something else,' and he got up and I saw him bring out a ring box from the drawer.

"I was trying to be present but I was so overwhelmed, and I was so embarrassed, because I was wearing a T-shirt that said, 'Tequila for Breakfast'…

"I was like, 'This feels very on brand, but also very inappropriate!'" she explained.

As for the ring, the blushing soon-to-be Mrs. gushed that "it's perfect."

She added: "I love it, it's perfect. I've been staring at it all day. Luckily I got my nails done the day before, but these are some funky nails!"

While this the first engagement for Jason, the Dancing With The Stars champ almost walked down the aisle to the winner of her season, Shawn Booth.

Following their engagement on her season finale in 2015, the pair dated for the next three years – with Kaitlyn even moving from Canada to Nashville to be with him.

However, the duo had an emotional breakup in 2018 and called off their engagement.

After he appeared as a contestant on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette, Jason made an appearance on Kaitlyn's podcast later that year where they met for first time.

The former Bachelorette will go on to host the upcoming season – starring Katie Thurston – alongside Tayshia Adams following Chris Harrison's racism scandal.

In March, Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment – who produce the Bachelor franchise – shared the news in a lengthy statement.

"Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette. We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing," it read.

His replacements were then named as the statement continued: "In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through the next season."

The message then moved on to addressing changes within the show, stating: "As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion with the Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks.

"These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world."

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