Friendly exes One week after an announcement of their split, they parted ways. John HerseyAnd Katie ThurstonOn Thursday, June 23, a group went to the San Diego County Fair.
“I dedicate this summer to myself ☀️,” the former Bachelorette, 31, captioned an Instagram video of her and Tammy Ly. Hersey (28 years old) also captured the fun trip, and reposted a clip showing his ex-girlfriend riding with her friends.
Thurston announced the reunion after she took to social media to confirm that she had split from Hersey after less than a year of being together. “Statement: No, we aren’t together,” she wrote via Instagram Story on Monday, June 20.
Hersey also released an emotional statement in which he shared his thoughts on the breakup. “I love being able to share special moments with you all — the funny ones. The happy ones. The funny, embarrassing, and heartfelt ones. But I don’t know if it will ever get easier to share the sad ones. As Katie stated earlier, we are no longer dating,” he wrote on Tuesday, June 21, via Instagram Stories. “This decision was not made lightly, and it was obviously not an easy one to make.”
The California native added: “I appreciate every one of you that has supported us throughout this journey. We could not (and would not) be here without you.”
The couple first met in season 17 of the original season. The Bachelorette2021 Thurston decided to send Hersey home during week 2 of the competition. The former bank marketing director got engaged. Blake MoynesHe crashed the ABC series to win her affection. Thurston and Moynes were 31 when their final episode aired.
In November 2021 Us WeeklyThurston confirmed that he was moving on with Hersey. The bartender took to social networking to defend his relationship at that time.
“Katie and I developed an incredible and deep friendship over the last half year or so. The circumstances by which this friendship formed was a series of crazy, random and coincidental events, that I’m sure you will all hear about at a later time,” he wrote on Reddit that same month. “My point for now is that we were ALWAYS platonic. Even though I was only on the show for a short time, we never had the chance to be romantic. The boundaries of our friendship with respect to her ongoing relationship never even required addressing, because it was never a thought in our minds that we would ever be anything more.”
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