Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe shares rare makeup-free selfie & admits suffering 'shameful spirals' in depression battle

BACHELORETTE Kaitlyn Bristowe shared a rare make-up free selfie and admitted she's suffering from "shameful spirals" in her depression battle.

The 36-year-old took to Instagram to open up to fans and get personal about "mental health."

In the snap Kaitlyn is sporting a purple fleece and matching pants and has her feet propped up while sitting in the backseat of a car.

The TV star's bare face is on full display as she also has her hair tied back and holds a large coffee.

Kaitlyn kicked off the lengthy caption: "Let’s have a little unfiltered moment and talk mental health. I’m not sure why, but I have some new peeps here on my gram and I wanted to take a break from my glam shots, filtered photos, trips, and my tour, to let you know I also struggle with mental health.

"… Today I am struggling and it’s NO surprise that I’m on my period. I have hormonal depression like a MF. It puts my relationship through hard times, it puts me in shameful spirals, and I just sat on a 5 hour flight talking myself out of a panic attack. I get to live a life full of adventure and I feel so proud of myself for working so hard, but today it’s taking a toll on me."

Kaitlyn then asked her fans if anyone else suffers from"hormonal depression."

She continued: "I used to think I was bat s**t CRAZY, and I never put two and two together that it was always around the same time. Hormones are the devil and they are stronger than me.

"I just wanna crawl into my own bed and cry today. But I have no time. This coffee thats the size of me can only do so much. I’m here to chat in the comments on this drive about how you are all feeling today! Good or bad."

People were quick to react to the extremely vulnerable post as comic Nikki Glaser said: "This is real. So relatable. Know that however you are feeling won’t last forever. It always helps me to remember I’m sick and it will pass like a cold."

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Another person chimed in: "Yes yes yes….. anxiety depression ADHD!! Feels like it completely controls my life sometimes."


Kaitlyn, who is co-hosted the latest season of The Bachelorette with Tayshia Adams, has found herself dealing with quite a bit of backlash lately.

Last month, the star was called out and accused of "blackfishing" after she shared a photo of herself with her skin looking darker than usual.

One person commented: “I’m perplexed to say the least. Also we’re verging on blackfishing.”

Another added: "You don't look like yourself!! STOP!!!” while a third joked, "ou changed your race."

Others insisted the TV personality educate herself on how problematic blackfishing is, as one person wrote: “You’ve said you’re open to learning from mistakes. So I mean this kindly when I say, please look up Blackfishing. Because that is what you’re doing here.”

Kailyn, who previously battled Covid, also dealt with trolls after she admitted to getting a brow lift and lip fillers.

She previously admitted feeling "pressure" from being in the spotlight and confessed to indulging in procedures to enhance her appearance.

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