‘The Bachelorette’ alum Jason Tartick has introduced Kat Stickler to his parents and family


The Bachelorette alum Jason Tartick has apparently given new girlfriend Kat Stickler a hometown date and introduced her to his parents.

Jason took to Instagram on Sunday, June 16 and posted a photo featuring Kat with his family.


“Big Day Today!” Jason, 35, captioned the image. “Kat met the family! Lot of action today!”

Kat met Jason’s parents, his brother Steven, and his brother-in-law Billy.

The Bachelorette 14 alum apparently took Kat along to celebrate Father’s Day as well as his mother’s birthday.

The family gathering was also designed to celebrate Jason’s brother, who just announced he’ll be producing his “first ever Broadway show” that will star Nick Jonas, according to Jason.

Kat also posted the same family picture on her own Instagram Stories. She wore a flirty red floral dress with black knee-high boots to the occasion.

During the June 17 episode of his “Trading Secrets” podcast, Jason gushed about how this is
such an exciting time” in his life.

The Talk Money to Me author shared how, after introducing Kat to his parents, he feels “beyond thankful” for “all the love and support” he has received from fans and friends.

“[I’ve] received so many thoughtful messages, text messages, calls — and just I honestly have no other words than peace, happiness, and just grateful. Like, just very, very, very, very grateful,” Jason said, adding how people’s well wishes have been “sweet” and “kind.”

Jason went on to share how Kat had met his family in Charlotte, NC, which marked the first time she was “meeting everyone.”

Jason gushed, “So it’s a really, really special time, and I’m just beyond, beyond grateful for everything. And so. thank you. I feel like I’m going to get emotional, so I’m going to stop. But thank you.”


Jason and Kat went Instagram official on Wednesday, June 12, and they’ve been pumping out social-media content ever since.

Kat has joked about fans’ comments she and Jason look alike, calling him the “best big brother ever,” and Jason recently shared a romantic story about how Kat skipped a flight to spend time with him after their first kiss.

Jason went public with his new relationship nearly a year after he and ex-fiancee Kaitlyn Bristowe had announced their breakup in August 2023.


Kaitlyn admitted after Jason’s June 12 relationship announcement that she’s been feeling “f-cking sick.”

Kaitlyn expressed herself via Instagram Stories and added, “IF YOU ONLY KNEW,” according to Us Weekly.

Kaitlyn later followed that up with a third post via Instagram Stories in which she continued, “What people will do for attention is making me want to exit the Internet forever.”

While it’s unclear whether Kaitlyn was feeling “sick” because of Jason and Kat’s public romance or due to hurtful social-media comments thrown her way, the former Dancing with the Stars winner set her post to “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived,” which appeared to be slamming Jason.

The song “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” is about a deceitful former partner with a questionable moral code.

Earlier that day, Kaitlyn had posted a photo with her two dogs, Pinot and Ramen, and insisted to her Instagram followers that she was feeling “healthy” and “strong.”

But The Bachelorette alum first commented on Jason and Kat’s Instagram-official announcement by writing on a Facebook group designed to support her “Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe” podcast.

One Facebook user reportedly wrote, “We need to let go of the narrative that KB is hurt/saddened by Jason’s relationship. She has very clearly moved on. And truthfully, based on some of her cryptic comments, there’s no love lost on her part.”

Kaitlyn — who previously admitted she was “disappointed” in how Jason handled the aftermath of their breakup — replied, “It’s more of some held on anger and resentment that I’m working through!!! Not hurt.”

Kaitlyn thanked those who had written kind words to her, but she also slammed trolls who had suggested Jason’s new romance probably wouldn’t upset her since she appears to be dating The Bachelorette alum Zac Clark, with whom she’s been spotted in public multiple times since their relationship made headlines in early January.

“Y’all are making some wild assumptions in here,” Kaitlyn wrote in the thread.

Rumors of Jason and Kat’s relationship first sparked in March when the pair had been spotted out to dinner in Chicago, IL, following the taping of a “Trading Secrets” podcast episode, which has since been released.

Jason acknowledged the online “chit-chat” he was hearing about his love life during a March interview with People.


At the time, Jason said his new book, Talk Money To Me, was his main “focus,” largely in part due to his highly publicized and scrutinized breakup with Kaitlyn, who had co-hosted two seasons of The Bachelorette alongside Zac’s ex-fiancee Tayshia Adams.

“I think due to such a public breakup, even when I think about the idea of talking openly about my dating life, I get like, ‘Oh, That scares me,'” Jason admitted.

“The whole idea of dating is relatively new to me, [because] really, there’s been some gaps of course, 100%. But from 2017, when I started talking to The Bachelor franchise, and in between there, there was a few months, and now I’ve been single for about 9 months… And it’s all still pretty new to me.”

But Jason gushed of Kat at the time, “Kat is an amazing person. She’s lovely and a great mother, and she’s a hilarious content creator. I only have incredible things to say about her.”

The Bachelorette 14 alum and Kat made several public appearances together in April and May before confirming their relationship via Instagram on June 12.

And that’s because Jason explained on the “Scrubbing In With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad” podcast that he wanted to keep things “a little bit more private” this time around.

“[My split from Kaitlyn] was so public, and there’s a lot that comes with that — good and bad,” Jason told Becca Tilley.

“And so, the whole dating aspect, which I’m relatively new to, I’m like, ‘You know what? For right now, today, I’m gonna kind of keep things private,'” he said, “until things become [more serious]. But right now, I’m keeping things a little private. But more to come.”

Jason, a Buffalo native who had competed for Becca Kufrin’s heart on The Bachelorette’s fourteenth season in 2018, asked Kaitlyn out on their first date in January 2019, and their romance moved quickly.

Jason moved from his place in Washington to live with Kaitlyn in Nashville, TN, in June 2019. The couple then adopted their two dogs together and got engaged in May 2021.

Jason ultimately moved himself out of Kaitlyn’s Nashville home into his new place after their breakup last summer. (Kaitlyn also subsequently moved into a new house for a fresh start after her back-to-back broken engagements to The Bachelorette 11 winner Shawn Booth and then Jason).

Once Kaitlyn was photographed with Zac on New Year’s Eve this year, she has received a lot of backlash.

Kaitlyn also denied speculation she had cheated on Jason with Zac when they were still an item.

The Bachelor alum also noted, “But you don’t even know the truth.”

Kaitlyn also appeared to address her relationship with Zac by writing, “I wish I could just share my truth and tell you my side. It’s hard to bite my dang tongue sometimes… But you just go on and continue to have your own little made up story in your head and believe what you want to believe. Social media la la land. Good lawwwddd.”


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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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