It's been nearly two years since Kaitlyn Bristowe got engaged to Shawn Booth on the season finale of The Bachelorette, and the Canadian beauty still hasn't walked down the aisle.
But don't think the couple's delayed nuptials are cause for concern. Bristowe and Booth are happily living together in Nashville, Tennessee -- she's working on music, while he's delving into fitness -- and are more in love than ever.
ET's Lauren Zima sat down with Bristowe in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she opened up about finding love on TV -- and life after it.
"I think [Shawn and I are still together] because we didn't jump into another show, we just went back to somewhat of a normal life," Bristowe said of how she and her fiancé have beat the Bachelor curse.
"We spend every second of every day together," she added. "I'm like, 'How?' We must really love each other, because I wouldn't be able to fake that… He is my best friend and he just happens to be extremely attractive, so it all just worked out."
Though Bristowe is glad she and Booth had some time to themselves, she's not opposed to doing more reality television -- but only on her terms.
"Nothing against [ABC, but] I think I would want to be more raw and kind of have more control over what we say and do and kind of be a producer on it as well, rather than being told, 'You gotta do this,' or 'Here's the drama,'" she said. "I want it to just happen naturally."
As for why it's taken so long for the couple to walk down the aisle, Bristowe says she and Booth haven't been offered a televised wedding, but they aren't necessarily in any rush.
"We aren't in any rush, but that has a lot to do with planning and us just not having time," she explained. "I don't question my relationship with him, and I don't know why… We're more excited to have babies than we are to like, sign a piece of paper. But at the same time, I can't wait to marry him."
"There were so many times [we almost got married]. Like, we were in Hawaii and we were like, 'Should we just get married?' I think at the time, Bachelor still owned the rights to our wedding, though," Bristowe continued, adding that they realized pressure from fans won't stop after they tie the knot. "We might as well just do whatever we want."
Even so, they're already looking to the future. Bristowe foresees she and Booth starting their own family down the line.
"Our house that we just got has five bedrooms, which is insane… my baby meter is out of control," Bristowe confessed. "But I mean, we just love our dog, and right now that's enough for us, but I'm tell you, if I found out I was pregnant tomorrow, I would not be mad."