Katie Thurston Explores ‘Romantic Connection’ With Former Bachelorette Contestant John Hersey After Splitting Fiancé Blake Moynes
Following the divorce from fiancé Blake Moynes, Katie Thurston dates another contestant who vie for her heart in The Bachelorette.
The reality star, 30, is dating John Hersey, a contestant Katie sent home on week two of The Bachelorette, according to multiple reports.
“Katie and John are known to have become good friends after the season,” a representative for the reality star told Page Six.
It’s on! Katie Thurston explores ‘romantic connection’ with John Hersey following her divorce from Blake Moynes; pictured September 2021
“John has been there for her through all the big changes in her life, and they’re excited to explore this new-found romantic connection.”
Insiders told E! Katie has “never been happier” amid the new romance.
“Katie and John were in the friend zone for months,” a source told the site.
“A lot has changed in the past four weeks,” the insider said. “And it was wild but exciting for those closest to them to see.”
The Ex-Factor: Thurston recently split from Blake, who she got engaged to on The Bachelorette
The duo was rumored to have been dating after fans noticed their frequent hangouts in San Diego, where they both live, in October.
Katie, who moved to San Diego after filming The Bachelorette, hangs out with John, who also lives in the city.
She suggested they were dating in the latest video of her ’12 Days Of Messy’ Instagram Story series on Tuesday, in which she described her relationship with several Bachelorette contestants using Taylor Swift songs.
The last video of the series ended with the Swift song Begin Again and a video of her with John.
Rumor has it! The duo were rumored to have been dating after fans learned of their frequent hangouts in October in San Diego, where they both live.
First Night Jitters: The Duo Met On Katie’s Season Of The Bachelorette
The clip showed John piloting a small plane, bartender, and their first meeting on The Bachelorette, where Katie called him “my type.”
‘Yeah, that’s my type. I guess that’s my type,” Katie said, watching John walk away.
It should come as no surprise that Katie used the song We Are Never Getting Back Together to describe her relationship with ex Blake.
The couple got engaged during the season finale of The Bachelorette, but announced their split last month.
“It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a statement. “We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the whole 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 caring choice for both of us to to continue independently .’
New Flame: She suggested they were dating in the latest video of her ’12 Days Of Messy’ Instagram Story series, where she described her relationship with several Bachelorette contestants using Taylor Swift songs
Just her type! Thurston was definitely attracted to Thurston on night one of the show
Starting a buzz! Thurston posted a video of Hersey, a bartender, hard at work