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Shawn Booth is looking back on his and Kaitlyn Bristowe's relationship with nothing but gratitude.
The Bachelorette star returned to social media for the first time since he and Bristowe went public with their breakup last week, releasing an emotional statement dedicated to the fans who witnessed their love story unfold.
"I just want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my relationship with Kaitlyn over the years," he wrote on Instagram. "You've made me feel incredibly special, supported, and very loved. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. It truly means a lot. And thank you to everyone who has sent their love & support during this painful time. I love you guys."
Explained another insider, "Everyone was rooting for them but they truly grew apart when their lives got busy and couldn't get back to where they were."