It is done. After more than a year of dating, former Bachelorette star Katie Thurston and boyfriend John Hersey announced their breakup in the late hours of Monday, June 20. What caused their breakup? To learn more, keep reading.
The former actress, 31, posted “Statement: No, we aren’t together” on her Instagram Stories. Their breakup appeared to be so abrupt that many fans wondered if Katie was actually referring to John, 28, in her cryptic tweet. The bartender’s subsequent statement, which was much more forthright, was released though.
We are no longer dating, as Katie already said. The choice was certainly not one that was made lightly, as he noted in his Instagram Stories. “I enjoy sharing memorable experiences, especially humorous ones, with all of you.
the joyful people. the ludicrous, humiliating, and sincere ones. But I’m not sure if sharing the sad ones will ever be simpler,” he added. “I want to thank each and every one of you for your support as we have traveled. Without you, we could not (and would not) be present.
A few days later, the season 17 star provided additional insight on her breakup, stating that it had been “easy yet complicated” because they were “best friends before dating.”
The former bank manager said on Wednesday, June 29, via her Instagram Story, “We’re on good terms so just finding a healthy balance of space in order for closure.” At the end of the day, all you want is for the person you love to be content, and you should be supportive of any steps they take to achieve that.
She discussed her current love life on the following slide. The former contestant of The Bachelor said, “I have a couple of adventures booked, but no one to go through that with. So, this contributes to my recovery and sense of closure.
By taking part in a Taylor Swift “12 Days of Messy” challenge, where she assigned each guy from her season to a song from the singer’s Red album, the “Vent With Katie” podcast presenter made her relationship with her former participant from season 17 Instagram official in November 2021. She ascribed John’s “Begin Again” on the last day.
Their relationship swiftly developed, and in March 2022, Katie exclaimed that she was the “happiest” she had been in a while.
“It’s pretty simple to just enjoy life, and that’s essentially what we’re doing. While accompanying John to the People’s Choice Awards, the Washington native told Us Weekly, “We’re not holding back for anybody. “Right now, we’re still in the honeymoon stage. He used to be my best buddy, therefore I believe that’s what makes it, in all sincerity, the finest.
One year after they first met on The Bachelorette, John looked back on their “mind-boggling” journey together throughout the same month. The California native expressed her gratitude on Instagram: “I am so grateful to have been surrounded by such a loving and positive environment.” I’m excited to take you all along on the many adventures that are ahead.
Engagement to Blake Moynes
In October 2021, two months after Blake Moynes, a Canadian reality star, proposed during the season 17 finale, Katie’s relationship with John came to light.
During an appearance on the “Talking It Out” podcast hosted by Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo of Bachelor Nation, Blake admitted that he felt “dumb and silly” when his ex moved on so soon.
For everything to evolve as soon as it did, there was “definitely emotional [cheating],” according to Blake in the episode from November 2021. “I’m not sure if I played a role in it, too. Was she, for example, somewhat emotionally dishonest? Because I was unable to offer something in the form of words of affirmation, which I know I sometimes find difficult.
The wildlife manager and Katie “mutually” decided to split ways, Katie remarked in the same month.
We both have excellent judgment and maturity, and Blake and I have excellent thought-to-thought communication. We just both understood that staying together would not be in our best interests for our happiness moving ahead if this is how our first six months as a couple went, she stated at the time during an Instagram Live. As previously said, we mutually agreed to split ways.