‘Bachelorette’ Stars Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick Announce Family Expansion

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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick were not on the same season of The Bachelorette, but it is thanks to the show that they found love with one another. It has been a whirlwind year for the lovebirds, and now they just shared exciting news about expanding the little family they have built together.

In the past year, Kaitlyn and Jason started dating, went public with their romance, adopted a dog they named Ramen, and had Jason move to Nashville to be with Kaitlyn. Now, they have shared that they have added one more to their family with the addition of another pup named Pinot.

Both Jason and Kaitlyn shared photos and sweet notes on their Instagram pages announcing Pinot’s addition to the family. Pinot came from the same shelter in South Korea that Ramen did, and they are both golden retrievers.

The former Bachelorette admitted that she had been worried about how Ramen would react to Pinot. Luckily, it seems that the two bonded immediately and are already inseparable. Anybody who follows Kaitlyn or Jason on Instagram knows that they are head-over-heels in love with Ramen and that Pinot will be equally spoiled and adored.

Kaitlyn acknowledged that she and Jason do travel a lot, and that can make dog ownership a bit challenging. However, she insisted that they simply make it work and now they’ll make it work with two dogs rather than one.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US!! Ramen has a new brother ????????. MEET PINOT. ( @ramenpairedwithpinot )Pinot was found in a kill shelter in South Korea and @bunnysbuddies saved him. Now he has a safe home with us. I was so worried how Ramen would react... But let me tell you.. You will see through my stories that these pups took to each other RIGHT away. They snuggle, and don’t leave each other’s side. Pinot is a big mushy sweet heart who is some how more cuddly than Ramen. He’s got the SOFTEST coat, and the biggest heart. I know a lot of people will ask how we will do this with traveling so much. But we will make it work. This isn’t about us. This is about giving a sweet innocent pup a new life. We will continue to do what we do, and just do it with 2 instead of 1. #adoptdontshop #GoldenRetrievers #dogsofinstagram

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Jason’s Instagram post shared that Christmas had come early for them with the addition of Pinot. He joked that Pinot is clearly Ramen’s long-lost best friend and brother, and these initial photos of the quartet are beyond adorable.

In addition, Jason says this new addition to the family was meant to be theirs as his name was already Pinot before they met him. Anybody who follows the couple knows they love their wine, so having a dog with a name honoring that certainly seems like a fit.

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A Christmas surprise came early! We now have Ramen with a side of Pinot! Welcoming our newest addition, “Pinot G” to the family. With the help of @bunnysbuddies we rescued Pinot, who was in the exact same Kill shelter as Ramen. As devastating as it is, dogs put in these Kill Shelters have only 10 days to be rescued. The work @bunnysbuddies does is absolutely incredible and has changed Ramen & Pinot’s lives, as well are ours. In just a short time of witnessing it, it’s clear Pinot was Ramen’s long lost best friend and brother...they adore one another. And the fact his name was Pinot before we got him...can’t make this stuff up! Very excited to share the Pinot surprise video...I’ll have it shortly! Happy Holidays from our Family to yours!

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Could an engagement be coming next for The Bachelorette pair? A few months ago, Kaitlyn had to explain to fans that despite plenty of speculation, she was not yet engaged. However, it doesn’t sound as if that step is too far off in the distance for the duo.

As ET Online details, Jason and Kaitlyn have noted that they are confident in their relationship and ready to take the next step. It seems that they talk about engagement and a future together regularly, and The Bachelorette fans will be watching and waiting for them to officially get engaged. For now, the couple is happy and busy with Pinot and Ramen, and fans are rooting for this relationship to go the distance.