Kaitlyn Bristowe Says She Felt That Ex Shawn Booth Was 'My Person' Before Split

Some things just aren't meant to be.

Kaitlyn Bristowe reflected on Wednesday's episode of the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast on the final months of her relationship with her ex-fiancé Shawn Booth, whom the former Bachelorette says she thought was her "person" before they broke up. 

"I was madly in love with him," Bristowe, 35, said of their relationship. 

She added, "I thought that was my person, and I would have done anything to try to stay with him."

The Dancing With the Stars champion and Booth, 33, got engaged during her finale of The Bachelorette in 2015. They split three years later, telling PEOPLE in a statement at the time: "Even though we are parting as a couple, we're very much committed to remaining friends and we will continue to support each other."

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Bristowe added that although she was so enamored with Booth, she believed he felt pressure to stay together because of the show.

"I think he felt that way. I don't feel like I did because, I mean, there is definitely a lot of pressure on us," she said on the podcast. "Through those years it did feel like a lot of pressure, and people were always chiming in and kept talking about your relationship and think they know your relationship. I found that hard to keep up with because people did not know we were struggling on the other side."

The Off the Vine podcast host added, "I think he was kind of like, 'Everyone thinks we are perfect, let's try and make it work.' I was like, 'Everyone thinks we're perfect and I do want to try to make it work.' "

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Ultimately, the pair didn't work out and she found love with Jason Tartick in 2019. Tartick, 32, appeared on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette

Bristowe and Tartick's relationship has only gotten stronger throughout the years and the Mirrorball Trophy winner has been open about expanding their family in the near future.

In an interview with PEOPLE following the DWTS finale in November, Bristowe said, "I joked that I will want to have babies if I accomplish this and onto the next step."

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She added that her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev and his fiancee Nikki Bella, who welcomed son Matteo in July, made her anxious to have kids.

"Artem gave me baby fever and I'm not against it," Bristowe told PEOPLE. "I can't wait."

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