With ‘Labor of Love,’ Kristy Katzmann returned to the world of reality television. Before that, she appeared on the controversial eleventh season of ‘The Bachelor,’ featuring Brad Womack as the bachelor. Fox’s dating reality series garnered a decent fan following because of its intriguing premise that follows a woman as she tests the compatibility and parenting skills of 15 men and chooses the one, she wishes to start a family with.
Well, Kristy had the strongest connection with Texas native Kyle Klinger and chose him as the one she wants to settle down and raise a child with. Naturally, fans must be curious to know about the current status of their relationship. Well, let’s find out!
Kristy Katzmann and Kyle Klinger: Labor of Love Journey
As Kristy Katzmann began her ‘Labor of Love’ journey, she was introduced to 15 charming men from different walks of life, ranging from doctors to lawyers, funeral directors, firefighters, entrepreneurs, etc., competing to win her heart. One among them was Austin-based sales and marketing director, Kyle Klinger. The air force veteran instantly caught the eyes of the beauty and wellness expert and their chemistry was evident throughout the season.
In the third episode, when Kristy was asked some random questions by the host Kristin Davis, she picked Kyle twice, subjecting him to multiple death stares from the other men. The two bonded when Kyle asked Kristy whether she trusts him, put a blindfold on her eyes, and fed her chocolates. On their one-on-one date, Kristy couldn’t take her eyes off Kyle’s droopy eyes and cute smile.
Their relationship blossomed when Kyle proved that he has the baby-management skills. He also gave Kristy a tour of his hometown and introduced her to the Klinger family. Kyle’s honesty, selfless attitude, and chivalry won Kristy over and she chose him over Stewart Gill. But did their relationship stand the test of time?
Are Kristy Katzmann and Kyle Klinger Still Together?
Well, brace your hearts for the news isn’t good! As much as fans want them to be together, Kristy and Kyle have gone their separate ways. ‘Labor of Love’ wrapped up the filming in early 2019 and Kristy and Kyle continued their relationship post the show. Kristy even updated her LinkedIn profile in August 2019, stating her current job as a Key Account Manager at Ora Organic, which is based in Austin, Texas. And you know who lives in Austin, right?
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Throwing back to Episode 5 and “what you didn’t see” (see my previous post for “what you didn’t see” in Episode 6)… ❤️ 1. There was a part 1 to the Labor Pains drill… I ran a challenge course to throw off (and let’s be honest, impress 😉) the men. A couple things… this was the first time in my life I have ever been able to do monkey bars (huge bucket list item checked off)! A 300 lb tire was flipped and I scaled a wall high enough to leave nasty bruises down the backs of my legs (thank goodness I wore a jumpsuit for elimination). I loved this drill and REALLY wish it aired because I was a total bad— 👸🏻 ❤️ 2. What you saw of Kyle and I’s date (wine on my patio) was actually a last minute “afterthought” because our ACTUAL date had so many technical difficulties we barely spent time together. Our real date was decorating a baby’s room for a local veteran. The couple was so sweet and it was an added bonus that I could hang the drapes without a ladder just by sitting on Kyle’s shoulders! Lol ❤️ 3. During elimination, I actually talked to all 5 guys (it was a long one). After being blindsided by Keith’s other side, and none of the men telling me about it, I decided they each needed “a talking to.” As you know, I ended up keeping all 5 men, but what you DON’T know is I was on the fence about one of them, and going into elimination not even the producers knew if I was going to keep him or let him go! I had everyone on the edge of their seats that night 🤗 I can’t wait to see what next week brings! Cheers to the home stretch and more inside scoop ahead 🍾🥂 Catch an all new episode of @laboroflovefox July 9th! ❤️🙏🏻 #laboroflove #kristykatzmann #TMM #themodernmamanista #realitytv #therealestgalontv #motherhood #womensupportingwomen
After dating for the few months Kristy realized that their way of living life is quite different and this created compatibility issues. In a conversation with People, Kristy said, “We didn’t actually have that much time to spend together on the show, and I think as we got on the other side of the show, unfortunately it just kind of became clear that we just weren’t compatible.”
However, Kristy was sure about one thing, that she still wanted to pursue motherhood. In fact, Kristy went through some egg retrievals, while she was dating Kyle but when things fell apart she decided to continue it, on her own. While she was relocating to her hometown, Chicago, Kristy started the IVF process.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. Talking about it, she told People, “So I kind of picked that up right away in the fall, and it took me until January, February to go through my IVF cycle, and unfortunately, that first cycle was not successful. But I started right into another cycle, and unfortunately with COVID-19, I got halted. We’re kind of just in the stages of being able to revisit that.” Kristy is hoping to resume the IVF process in August. For now, she is just happy to be surrounded by her lovely family members.
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This crew… so lucky to call them family. Not only are they 100% supportive of me, they always show up with smiles and ready to have fun with it all! I didn’t need this experience to know I have the BEST people in my corner, but it sure has reminded me just how lucky I really am 🙏🏻❤️ One of the things I love most about my family (and friends) is how different we are, and yet how the same we all are too. We live such different lives with varied interests, goals and experiences, and yet we’re the same where it really counts. We lead with love and authenticity and kindness and generosity, and strive to be our very best every single day, always showing up for one another. As the years roll on, I realize just how special this is, and what a game-changer it’s been for my life. Tag “your people” in the comments below to show them a little bit of love today!
As for Kyle, well, he seems to be enjoying his single life. Apart from solving literal puzzles, he likes to spend time with his friends, and they often go paddle-boarding at Lady Bird Lake.
For all the hopeful Stewart fans, we are sorry to break your heart but that isn’t happening either. Yes, Kristy is still open to finding a romantic partner she can settle down with but she is not a looking back kind of girl.
Instead, she still believes that there is someone out there for her and is looking forward to finding her perfect match.
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