Kaitlyn Bristowe has no issue with Jesse Palmer, but she wishes she was hosting the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette," not him.
"OK, so I've been getting a lot of questions, whether or not I'm being on the next 'Bachelorette' season, so I thought I would just quickly touch base on it," said during her "Off the Vine" podcast. "I saw at the end of the ['Bachelor' Season 26] finale that Jesse was announcing the two 'Bachelorettes,' and he said he was going to be by their side for that. So I guess, spoiler alert: I'm not coming back."
Kaitlyn, a former "Bachelorette" lead, co-hosted back-to-back seasons of the reality TV show with fellow former franchise lead Tayshia Adams. The ABC show, however, has dubbed Jesse, himself a former lead of the franchise, as host of the upcoming season starring Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.
"He'll be a great host and I hope he helped Gabby and Rachel in any way that he can," Kaitlyn, who's engaged to former "Bachelor" contestant Jason Tartick, said. "It's been a wild year, and I'm coming off filming two 'Bachelorette' seasons, my live podcast tour and now ending the 'Dancing With the Stars' tour."
For Kaitlyn, she thinks it would only be appropriate for a female to host Rachel and Gabby's season.
"I want to support Gabby and Rachel and be there for them so bad," she said. "I think it makes sense to have a woman being there for them."
Still, she called the end of her co-hosting responsibilities a "blessing in disguise," as she can now focus on wedding planning and her businesses.
"There's a lot of exciting things coming up in the next few months, and it all just feels very overwhelming," she continued. "But I guess it's that saying, like, 'You can have it all, but you can't have it all at once' … I will be sad, though. I want to be there to support them, but that's the update."