Kaitlyn Bristowe Jokes She'll Be a 'Ringmaster' for Halloween After 2 Engagements: 'Just Collecting' (Exclusive)

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In a conversation with PEOPLE, the former 'Bachelorette' star spoke with jest about her two, broken engagements with Jason Tartick and Shawn Booth

<p>Jason Kempin/Getty</p> Kaitlyn Bristowe on Aug. 19, 2022.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe on Aug. 19, 2022.

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s possible Halloween costume may be a tongue-in-cheek reference to her love life.

“You know what, I thought it would be funny to go as the Ringmaster since I'm on my second failed engagement,” the former Bachelorette star, 38, said with a laugh while speaking to PEOPLE at the Katie Maloney x Quickies event in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Just collecting rings at this point.”

Bristowe’s reference points to her recent, broken engagement to Jason Tartick, and previous engagement to Shawn Booth, who she met on her season of The Bachelorette.

Related: Jason Tartick Marks 35th Birthday with Plea to 'Please Be Better Than 34' After Kaitlyn Bristowe Split

<p>John Parra/Getty </p> Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe pose in December 2022.

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Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe pose in December 2022.

Bristowe — who split from Booth, who is now expecting his first child, in 2018 — recently referenced her recent breakup with Tartick, 35, with a Beyoncé-inspired TikTok. At the end of the clip, which was set to the Grammy winner’s song “Flawless,” Bristowe tossed her engagement ring from Tartick. Some viewers assumed Bristowe was shading her ex, but she explained to PEOPLE how that wasn’t the case.

“People definitely took the wrong idea from it. And I think I knew they would take the wrong idea from it, but I didn't know it would go that wrong — which, obviously, was not my intention,” she said. “That's why I put the captions on in my video, because I wanted people to really take in the message.”

“The ring toss at the end was like a mic drop, not like an ‘F you’ because I do respect [Jason]. So, yeah, it was more of an empowerment video. I've always kind of pushed limits and done things my way, so that was just me being like, 'Come on,'” she added.

Related: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick End Their Engagement: 'We Are Saddened with Heavy Hearts'

Bristowe and Tartick announced the end of their engagement in August.

“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," they wrote in a joint Instagram post. “We are thankful for all of you who gave us the time and space to process this life-altering decision as there are many emotions and changes to navigate."

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Both Bristowe and Tartick have spoken highly of their time together, and have continued respect for one another. In the breakup post, they confirmed they’d be co-parenting their two golden retrievers, Pinot and Ramen

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