Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth - Bachelorette Breakup!

Three years after their engagement on The Bachelorette in 2015, Kaitlyn Bristowe, 33, and Shawn Booth, 31, are going their separate ways. “This was the last thing Kaitlyn wanted,” an insider says of the split, which happened a few weeks ago. “She wanted to fight for the relationship, but ultimately there was nowhere for it to go.” The former couple had been living together in Nashville but hadn’t yet made any wedding plans, a sticking point for Bristowe, according to the source.

“It’s only natural to think about the next steps, marriage and kids when you’ve been together for three years. Kaitlyn wants those things. But it didn’t seem like they were on the same page.” The final decision was mutual. “It wasn’t one of the them who broke things off,” says the source, noting that time apart (Booth owns a gym in Nashville; Bristowe often travels for work with her Off the Vine podcast) also contributed to the split.