Bachelorette Katie Thurston is dating former contestant John Hersey weeks after split with fiancé Blake Moynes

BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston is now said to be dating fellow contestant John Hersey following her split from Blake Moynes.

The former couple first met on season 17 of the popular series, and they became engaged during the season finale.


According to Us Weekly, Katie is now seeing John as she seemed to dedicate Taylor Swift’s Begin Again to him after shading her exes during her “12 Days of Messy” challenge.

The pair will also be attending their mutual friend Stephen Lovegrove’s First Noelle Ball on December 2, according to the outlet.

Aside from sharing videos of the two recently, Katie also posted a clip of John's limo entrance from the series, further adding fuel that the two have kicked off a new romance.

However, Katie and John have crossed paths before as she sent him home during week two of their season of the Bachelorette before eventually ending up with Blake.

That did not last long though as last month the couple announced they had called it quits.

Katie and Blake, both 30, shared identical posts to reveal the news, which read: "It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways.

"We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently."

They added: "We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition. Both of us will forever want the best for one another and ask you to please support us in our decision."

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As their engagement didn't exactly have legs, Katie was said to be "embarrassed" by the breakup.

A source close to the TV personality exclusively told The Sun: "This is not the outcome she wanted and she really, really wanted to find her person.

“But they both appear to love their newfound fame so I wouldn't be surprised if either, or both, end up on Bachelor In Paradise next year."

Noting that Katie's ex has been living in Canada, the insider added: “Blake could even end up on the Canadian Bachelor.

“That's not off the table. I'm certain they would both say 'yes' to the opportunity if it presents itself but right now they both need time to process this breakup."

'ACCEPT WHAT IS'

Soon after the split, Katie connected with her fans to thank them for their support, sharing on her Instagram Stories: "You can either spend every day convincing yourself things are fine. Or you can accept what it is and learn and grow from it."

She added: "And remember. You don't owe anyone anything. Life is too short. Surround your personal universe with joy."

Their split didn't come as a surprise for many as previously fans noticed the two were not liking each other's posts at the time.

Katie hit back at the speculation and said, "Imagine your fiancé has been on his stories for weeks in Kenya working his ass off and yet this is what some people notice."

She would then confirm that things between her and Blake were all well, just a short time before the break up.



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