“The Bachelorette”’s Jason Tartick Dating Kat Stickler After Ending Engagement to Kaitlyn Bristowe

Tartick previously described the social media influencer as "an amazing person"

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Things are heating up between Jason Tartick and Kat Stickler.

PEOPLE can confirm that The Bachelorette star, 35, and social influencer, 29, are dating.

Stickler showed her support for Tartick during a wrap party for his new book Talk Money to Me in New York City on Friday, April 19 — and in return, he gave her a little shout-out during one of his speeches.

After calling out to Love Is Blind and Bachelor Nation stars, Tartick continued, “We got the TikTok celebrities [here], like Kat Stickler,” which prompted the crowd to cheer loudly.

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Tartick previously tip-toed around rumors that he was dating Stickler in a prior interview with PEOPLE while chatting about his new book. The pair had been dining in Chicago after recording an upcoming episode of his podcast and they were rumored to have possibly been vacationing together.

He described the social media star as “an amazing person, lovely, great mother [and] hilarious content creator,” adding, “I only have incredible things to say about her."

Tartick went on to say that Talk Money to Me was his focus right now, though he alluded to his broken engagement with fellow Bachelor Nation star Kaitlyn Bristowe as the reason why he was hesitant about discussing his dating life.

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick photographed at PEOPLE's Choice Awards event.
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick photographed at PEOPLE's Choice Awards event.

"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,’ ” he admitted at the time.

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“The whole idea of dating is relatively new to me,” Tartick continued. “[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.”

Tartick and Bristowe, 38, called off their engagement through a joint statement on social media in August 2023 after four years together.

"After sharing the news with family and close friends first, and taking the time to properly process it ourselves, we are saddened with heavy hearts to share that we have decided to end our engagement," the couple wrote.

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A few months later on Instagram, Tartick shared that he had “never felt better” after taking some time to reflect on his outlook on life and love in the aftermath of the breakup.

“I have put so much effort, time and work into understanding myself at the deepest levels and further understanding others,” he said. “The liberation of knowing yourself to the core and then being able to see others for who they really are and why is truly euphoric.”

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