Accept it. After Us weekly gave the news of Katie thurstonnew romance with Bachelor Nation’s John hersey, her ex-fiancé, Blake moynes, revealed if he saw the relationship coming.
“I really don’t think there were any physical traps there, but no [was] clearly emotional [cheating] so you transition as fast as you did. I feel stupid and foolish for allowing it to happen, to some degree, “revealed Moynes, 31, during an episode of the” Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation “podcast on Wednesday, November 24.
The wildlife manager, who proposed to Thurston, 30, during the season finale August 17, High school, opened up about how she tried to process the news after initially finding herself completely “speechless” when she saw Thurston move on.
“I don’t know if it was partially me too, as if she emotionally deceived me to a certain extent because I wasn’t able to provide something with words of affirmation, which I know I struggle with at times,” he wondered. “I try to stand my ground without regret, but it’s in cases like this that you really start struggling with yourself not to regret just because of the way things unfolded.”
Thurston initially hinted at his new romance when he dedicated Taylor Swift“Begin Again” for Hersey, 27, on the last day of his “12 Days of Messy” challenge on Tuesday, November 23. The post highlighted a montage of sweet moments between the Washington native and Hersey, whom Thurston originally sent home during the second week of her bachelorette party trip.
Throughout the season, fans watched the bank’s former marketing manager find love with Moynes, who previously appeared on ABC series season 16, but made a surprising comeback to haunt Thurston. The couple left the show engaged.
“Actually, it’s probably the most romantic thing anyone has ever done,” said the Single alum sprouted during the After the final rose special in august. “I know you question it at first. I know a lot of people did, but knowing that I could have turned him down and he would have looked foolish, he took all these risks for me and no one believed in me that way. So for him to trust us from the beginning, it means everything. “
Two months after his proposal aired, Thurston and Moynes dropped it.
“It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are very grateful for the moments we share together and for the entire journey that has taken place this year, but we have finally come to the conclusion that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most loving choice for both of us to move forward independently. . The exs captioned their joint statement via Instagram in October. “We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate through this transition. We will both always want the best for each other and we will ask you to please support us in our decision. “
Nearly a month later, news of Thurston’s move made headlines, and the Canadian native admitted he “didn’t see it coming.”
He noted on Wednesday’s podcast: “Everyone asks questions like I have the answers. I do not. I had no idea. When everyone heard this, I heard the exact same thing. There was speculation, I think, obviously, but I really thought there was no way to just rely on the timeline. “
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