Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth Split, Crush Soul of Bachelor Nation

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The Bachelor Nation is still reeling from the news that it's over between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth.

They were together for so long!

They gave fans hope that love is real!

Now, after three years together, they've announced that they have broken up.

Here is why his breakup might be the hardest ever for fans of the Bachelor franchise.

 

1. It's over!

It's over!
This week, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth broke off their engagement and their relationship.

2. They had been together for three years

They had been together for three years
Most couples on The Bachelor break up within a year -- and plenty part ways after just a few months. Three years is like a lifetime for the Bachelor Fam.

3. Kaitlyn and Shawn even released a breakup statement

Kaitlyn and Shawn even released a breakup statement
"This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration," the couple issued in a statement to People. "Even though we are parting as a couple, we're very much committed to remaining friends."

4. These things are always sad -- and awkward

These things are always sad -- and awkward
"We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways," they said.

5. Breakups are personal, but breakup announcements are not

Breakups are personal, but breakup announcements are not
"Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you," they concluded. "But we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time."

6. A lot of fans were really rooting for them

A lot of fans were really rooting for them
It's about more than how long they'd lasted. Some folks were rooting for them from the start

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