"If it wasn't for the amazing women who have been Bachelorettes before helping me navigate that, I probably would have [quit]. And so, I'm so thankful for all of them," Katie shared, adding that she was so grateful to have a little help during her season.
"I thought maybe there would be people helping with dates here and there, but I certainly did not expect to have both of them. They were with me the entire time, and so I think I was just so overwhelmed. As you [saw in the premiere], I'm like crying with relief and happiness and excitement to have them there to help me."
A source told Life & Style earlier this month that Katie's season was "drama-filled" and an "emotional roller coaster," which resulted in The Bachelorette star contemplating a production shutdown.
"She doesn't hold back and will tell it like it is," the source said.
"At one point, she threatened to quit the show. It really got to her and she couldn't take it anymore. She just walked away from cameras."
In a promo ABC recently released for Katie's season, The Bachelorette star appears to have an emotional breakdown, as she declares she is "done" with the dating process.
"Someone book my flight home," Katie cries in the preview as she walks away from cameras.
Despite facing some adversity on her season and a few bumps in the road, Katie teased during a Monday appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan that she fell in love with more than one guy during filming.
"Every time [Katie] needed us we were always kind of right around the corner and ready to help her," Tayshia told E! News in May, according to Us.
"But it was so great to be able to be there with her because if there's ever been a time for a Bachelorette to have somebody as a mentor behind the scenes, so this was something that was really special for her and I hope that we helped her out."
Katie was apparently able to receive advice from Tayshia and Kaitlyn and have shoulders to cry on whenever she needed the women or felt alone during her journey.
Katie's entire The Bachelorette season was taped at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico with quarantine and COVID-19 safety measures in place.
The Bachelorette 17 wrapped production sooner than producers anticipated because Katie's journey to find love ended unexpectedly early -- but not because Katie quit, Us previously reported.