Kaitlyn Bristowe knew that her choice to get intimate with Nick Viall on The Bachelorette would be met with controversy – however, she’s standing by her decision.
In a chat with PEOPLE Now, Bristowe, 30, was candid about the reason for the mass outrage that took over the Internet on Monday: “Because I’m a woman. I think it’s a double standard, for sure.”
Indeed, Bristowe is certainly not the first person in the Bachelor franchise to reach the next level in a relationship with one of the contestants – however, she is the only one to be so candid about it.
The dance instructor acknowledges that “some people have their beliefs and what they think is right and wrong in a relationship.” However, she adds, “I was just trying to stay true to who I am and how I would be in a relationship.”