Kaitlyn Bristowe Shares ABC Stipend Before ‘Bachelorette’ Position

Cash talks. Kaitlyn Bristowe opened up about getting a stipend shortly earlier than her stint because the season 11 Bachelorette.

“[ABC] paid me a whopping $1,500 simply because I didn’t have a job,” Bristowe, 37, instructed fiancé Jason Tartick on the Monday, April 3, episode of his “Buying and selling Secrets and techniques” podcast, noting she acquired her compensation after being despatched residence from Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor. “I used to be like, ‘You guys are making me wait round to see if I’m the Bachelorette and I can’t work.’ So, they gave me $1,500.”

The Canada native beforehand labored as a restaurant server, a job that she stop when she was solid on season 19 of The Bachelor. Bristowe revealed on Monday that she went into debt with the intention to buy new wardrobe choices for the truth TV present, which she known as “an funding.” Soules, now 41, finally despatched Bristowe residence forward of the finale and he or she grew to become one of many frontrunners to turn out to be the following Bachelorette alongside Britt Nilsson. ABC finally determined to let the Bachelorette suitors select which girl would lead the season. After a secret poll vote in the course of the first cocktail social gathering, Bristowe got here out victorious.

Kaitlyn Bristowe.
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Bristowe famous on Monday that she used the community’s stipend — which they haven’t publicly addressed — to cowl her bills for almost 4 months. “It was truthfully probably the most cash I [ever] had in my checking account,” she quipped to Tartick, 34. “Legit, sure!”

Whereas in Bachelor Nation limbo, the previous dancer — who claimed she discovered of her lead function every week earlier than filming commenced — began making a monetary imaginative and prescient board for her future.

“Me being the Bachelorette was the one factor on my imaginative and prescient board and I used to be set on it,” she recalled to the New York native, who proposed in Might 2021. “I used to be like, ‘I would be the Bachelorette.’ I had … a white board and I wrote down, ‘I’m so blissful now that I’m the Bachelorette’ and I checked out it day-after-day.”

On the finish of Bristowe’s Bachelorette season, she accepted a proposal from Shawn Sales space. After three years collectively, the twosome went their separate methods in November 2018. Bristowe finally moved on with Tartick, who competed on Becca Kufrin’s season 14 in 2018, after assembly throughout a podcast look. They acquired engaged after three years of courting.

“I’m so not conventional that I’m like, ‘Why can’t we go to the courthouse?’ As a result of I’d. He’s not down,” Bristowe completely instructed Us Weekly in August 2022 of planning the pair’s nuptials. “Jason and I are so humorous. Like, if we speak about a venue — we even have such completely different kinds, completely different tastes, completely different the whole lot that it’s nearly irritating. As a result of I’ll be like, ‘I’m in love with this venue and it’s good and it’s open.’ And he’ll be like, ‘Oh, no, that’s no. That’s not the type we’re going for in any respect.’”