“The Bachelorette” Katie Thurston had seemingly found love after her split from Blake Moynes, her final rose recipient, but now that love affair seems to be over. “Bachelor Nation” fans had been speculating quite a bit that Thurston and her new beau, John Hersey, might have called it quits, and it appears that is indeed the case. Thurston took to Instagram on June 20 to release a very simple statement indicating they were no longer together.
Here’s what you need to know:
Thurston & Hersey’s Initial Pairing Was a Surprising One
Thurston raised quite a few eyebrows a few months ago when she went public with her romance with Hersey in the fall of 2021. Hersey had been a contestant on her season of “The Bachelorette,” but he was eliminated quite early. She became friendly with Hersey while still with Moynes, and some fans found the timing of it all rather curious. Now, it’s all apparently in the past.
Once they went public with their romance, Thurston and Hersey seemed head-over-heels in love with one another. They posted on their respective social media pages about one another often, and it seemed she may have found what she had wanted in her journey as “The Bachelorette” all along. More recently, though, “Bachelor Nation” fans started to suspect something in the relationship had changed.
Thurston’s Statement Provided Little Insight
When Thurston revealed her relationship news, she kept it quite simple. She shared one slide on her Instagram stories, and there was one line of text against a black screen. “Statement: no we aren’t together.” She did not specify she was referring to Hersey, but “The Bachelorette” fans presumed her romance with him was the topic of her statement.
Heavy has reached out to a rep for Thurston for comment but has yet to hear back.
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Katie Thurston Seemingly Splits From John Hersey