Heavy/Getty Kaitlyn Bristowe says Alan Bersten isn’t speaking to her.
A “Dancing With the Stars” champion’s friendship with pro Alan Bersten has turned pretty frosty.
On the November 6, 2023 episode of the Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans podcast, Kaitlyn Bristowe revealed that Bersten is no longer speaking to her. It seems like Bersten is mad at Bristowe for calling him a “dick” on her podcast.
Bristowe was in the audience at the Len Goodman tribute held in October 2023. Despite reuniting with several of her DWTS friends, Bristowe said Bersten didn’t say a single word to her.
“There was something like that on my podcast where I called him an idiot. Alan still won’t talk to me. He walked right past me on “Dancing With the Stars.” He won’t call me back. And I apologized profusely on my podcast,” she told podcast host Cheryl Burke.
Although Bristowe tried to text Bersten before heading into the studio and asked if they could just hug him, he remained silent on the radio.
Here’s what you need to know:
Kaitlyn Bristowe tried to explain her comment about Alan Bersten
Bristowe’s first comment came on the Off the Vine podcast when she spoke to Season 32 hopeful Charity Lawson in September 2023.
On September 17, 2023, she was doing a question and answer session on her Instagram Stories and someone asked if Bersten was “really an idiot.”
“I can be an idiot. We can all be idiots. Alan is one of my closest friends from the show. I have nothing but love and respect for him. I think it’s okay to be a jerk and make people believe in themselves and light a fire. If they did an all-star season and let me pick a partner, I would pick him,” Bristowe replied.
She reiterated this on Burke’s podcast, saying that she would definitely choose Bersten as her partner if she were ever on an all-star season of “Dancing With the Stars.”
“I call them all dicks in the most loving way. And I would really want Alan as a partner if they ever did All-Stars because he’s such a good friend to me. We’re so close,” Bristowe said.
Alan Bersten previously responded to Kaitlyn Bristowe’s comment
Bersten did not find Bristowe’s comment to be kind or loving at all.
“First of all, I’ve never danced with Kaitlyn, so I don’t know why this even comes up. “I take great pride in my work and, most importantly, making my partners feel comfortable and confident,” Bersten told Us Weekly in September 2023.
And now Bristowe says the two are no longer in touch.
“I love them all,” Bristowe told Burke. “Alan was once again one of my closest friends throughout the show. And that’s why I say, “Please pick up the phone, Alan!” She continued, adding, “I mean, he won’t answer me or talk to me. Yes. It is sad.”
The former “Bachelorette” said she invited Bersten to “talk about it” on her podcast, but he didn’t respond to that either.
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