Closing this chapter Blake Moynes is addressing fan questions about why he and ex-fiancée Katie Thurston’s relationship “went downhill” and “seems so unfinished.”
“It’s very finished,” the season 17 BacheloretteContestant, 31, responded to a follower via Instagram Story, Wednesday, August 3. “No need to go there again. It’s an exhausting topic. Appreciate it ✌️.”
Blake proposed to Katie, 31 years old, during the August 2021 finale The Bachelorette. Viewers were asking whether the lead was too strong at the time. Greg GrippoAfter a difficult date in her hometown, he ended his engagement. They called off their engagement by October 2021. Katie, a fellow season 17 contestant, announced she had begun dating. John HerseyShe had been close to him since he returned home in week 2.
The former reality star made waves when she shared her romance with John via a November 2021 tweet Taylor SwiftTikTok challenge: pairing songs with her exes. While Blake was assigned “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the bartender was matched with “Begin Again.”
John and Katie dated for less than a year before they split. This was confirmed by Katie’s Instagram Story in June.
During a social media Q&A following the news, Katie shed light on what went wrong. “This is a simple yet complicated breakup given that we were best friends before dating,” she explained. “We are on good terms so just finding a healthy balance of space in order for closure. At the end of the day, you just want the person you love to be happy and you support whatever path they want to take to find that.”
Blake, for his part, previously reflected on his relationship with Katie in February on the “Almost Famous” podcast. “I say, ‘I’m good,’ only because it’s been time,” he told season 20 Bachelor Ben HigginsYou can watch the show. “Time heals a lot of things and time just allows you to kind of reflect and just move past the mayhem that’s happened.”
The wildlife manager continued: “We talked very cordially after we announced the breakup, and we were really good with that. All the rest, evidently, happened. We have not spoken in over a year. She has reached out to me. I have just not been. [in]It’s not clear how I will respond. Especially the time that it all kind of was unraveling, I didn’t want to respond in a place of emotion and right in the heat of things when I haven’t had time to reflect.”