Kaitlyn Bristowe On Taking Her Time Getting Hitched

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth may have gotten engaged in front of millions of people on “The Bachelorette”;, but don’t expect to see the couple walking down the aisle anytime soon. “I told everyone I’m going to start saying April 1 and then on April 1 I can make a big April Fool’s joke out of it,” the reality star recently joked to ET Canada’s Jake Mossop. “But now I just gave away my secret!”

Part of the reason the couple hasn’t picked a day to get hitched is they’re both so busy travelling.

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They’ve also been taking advantage of the many opportunities that have come their way since their appearance on “The Bachelorette”;, including one in Toronto this week for Bristowe, who’s hosting a TRESemmé pop up shop launching the new reverse wash. “I’m so happy to be back in Canada,” says the former Vancouverite, who recently moved in with Booth in Nashville.

She jokes the honeymoon is over for her and Booth, but clarifies that means they’re into the “real love now.” And Bristowe insists their relationship is real, despite claims former Bachelorette JJ Lane took to In Touch Weekly magazine, alleging the couple is faking it for money and endorsement opportunities. “That’s classic JJ,” she explains. “He’s unemployed so he needs to make a dollar and his way of doing that is to gossip to magazines and I hope he feels some shame.”

Bristowe was shamed mercilessly during her season of “The Bachelorette”; for getting intimate with two contestants resulting in a wave of cyber bullying and name-calling for which she was not prepared. “It was aggressive,” she says. “Overnight you go on a TV show and you have the whole world judging you and you don’t understand how people can hate you for being who you are. It was just confusing and overwhelming.”

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She says she is trying to put the negativity behind her, instead focusing on the positive as well as a possible singing career! “I’ve gotten into singing out in Nashville,” she says, explaining she’s working with a voice coach and a songwriter. “I absolutely love singing and I’m gonna go for it!”

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