Ben Higgins on the ’Saddest Part’ of Kaitlyn and Jason’s Split

Ben Higgins, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick.
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Ben Higgins’ coronary heart is heavy over fellow Bachelor alums Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick’s latest cut up. 

“This can be a wholesome cut up [but] It’s a tragic cut up,” Higgins, 34, stated to cohost Ashley Iaconetti on the Monday, August 7, episode of the “The Ben and Ashley I Virtually Well-known” podcast. “Since you and I’ve been round them fairly a bit they usually did appear actually good for one another. And we do see them off-camera and away from the general public and it did really feel like the 2 of them may work. Possibly that’s why it’s such a tragic factor for each of them. As a result of I’m positive there have been many instances they had been like, ‘Wow that is probably the most stunning factor ever.’ However clearly, you realize, they weren’t suitable.”

Higgins, for his half, famous on Monday that “there was clearly one thing” that got here between Bristowe and Tartick for them to name it quits for good, however the twosome additionally clearly nonetheless have love for one another. 

“I feel it’s telling for me that this was a wholesome cut up — if that even is a factor — due to the images they each posted of one another,” the season 20 Bachelor defined of the duo’s joint breakup put up. “Wanting again on the recollections and the time collectively and doing it with admiration. That usually doesn’t occur. If it wasn’t [amicable], we’d see some joint assertion that was like, ‘Hey, we want privateness and we simply aren’t proper for one another’ and that’s the place it could finish.” 

Higgins added that Bristowe, 38 — a longtime pal of his — is “somebody we noticed undergo the Bachelorette course of” and is now an individual who “needs to be mom, a spouse and have a companion.” Higgins added that Tartick can also be “very excited for that stage of life as effectively.” 

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“I feel once I watched and noticed [their breakup] that was one of many saddest components to me,” he continued. “They’re not going to have the ability to do this collectively and I feel they each believed [they could do] that aspect by aspect.”  

Bristowe and Tartick, 34, started courting in 2019 after the season 11 Bachelorette cut up from her remaining rose recipient, Shawn Sales space. Two years later, in Might 2021, Tartick popped the query. 

Wants some sort of transition right here – perhaps like proposal quote or like through the years they’ve posted a ton of selfies/cute pix on social

Final month, nonetheless, followers started to surprise if there was bother in paradise when Bristowe was noticed with out her engagement ring — or fiancé — whereas on trip. 

The twosome later confirmed they’d ended their engagement in a joint assertion on Sunday, August 6. “We really feel grateful to be ending our engagement with love and respect for one another,” they wrote partly. “It’s heartbreaking and unhappy to say goodbye, however our care and admiration for each other won’t ever die.” 

Throughout his podcast episode, Higgins famous that Bristowe and Tartick shifting on after so a few years collectively — particularly when dwelling within the highlight — is certain to be a “arduous” feat for the previous couple, however he’s “rooting” for them each to search out happiness. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Bristowe opened up in regards to the difficulties of going by means of a breakup whereas within the public eye throughout an episode of her “Off the Vine” podcast. 

“I’m going by means of a breakup with somebody I used to be engaged to. Now, we each are public figures, we each got here from the identical present, we have now all these followers who we’ve let in,” she stated. “And we’ve invited them into our lives and our relationship and our house. And what we’re doing morning, afternoon, night time — it’s turn out to be a part of, like, enterprise.” 

Tartick, for his half, struggled to get by means of the Monday, August 7, episode introduction of his “Buying and selling Secrets and techniques” podcast. 

“I’m going to make this one a bit of bit shorter right now,” he stated of the intro bundle. “That is my second try at this. [My] first try … it didn’t go effectively, I’ll inform you that a lot,” he shared, joking that “perhaps sooner or later” followers would hear his first spherical of recording the intro post-split.