When Katie Thurston and John Hershey appeared on her season of “The Bachelorette,” they seemed to be engaged. On Monday, Thurston posted a short, but firm, statement to her Instagram Story: “No, we are not together.” Hershey was mentioned in passing, however.
During the second week of Season 17, which aired in the summer of 2021, Thurston originally sent Hersey packing. When he stepped out of the limo, she declared that he was “her type,” yet he never received a rose at the second ceremony.
After a chance encounter in San Diego, the two struck up a bond that lasted after the play. Blake Moynes, the season 17 champion, was still in a long-distance relationship with Thurston.
Katie Thurston Announced Their Split Through Instagram Story “No, We Are Not Together”
Thurston’s announcement that she was dating Hersey a few months ago caused quite a stir. Her season of “The Bachelorette” featured him, however, he was ousted early. Hersey and Hersey became friends while she was still married to Moynes, which some admirers found strange.
Thurston and Hersey appeared to be madly over heels in love once they made their relationship public. “The Bachelorette” looked to have finally discovered what she’d been looking for in her journey as a contestant. With time, “Bachelor Nation” viewers began to wonder if the couple’s dynamic had evolved.
Blake Moyne’s proposed to Katie towards the end of the season, capping off a rollercoaster ride of emotions for her. When the series finished production, Katie and Blake broke up following a long-distance romance.
Their remarks at the time read: “It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our own ways”. Thank you for everything this year has taught us, however, we have come to the conclusion that our personalities do not mesh well as a couple, and it is best for both of us to move on our own.
However, not everyone believed Thurston was playing tricks on his supporters. Why are bachelor breakups so CONTAGIOUS?, wondered one Redditor in response to the recent announcement that Michelle Young and Nate Olukoya had canceled their engagement.
According to another, “The suspicions aren’t out of left field either,” Several fans felt that Thurston had lately taken a month-long social media hiatus and that there were a number of other possible signals that a breakup had occurred or was impending. Is Hersey and Thurston’s relationship finished, as Hersey claims, or was Thurston just joking around? Fans are eager to learn more about her enigmatic Instagram Story, and an answer should be forthcoming shortly.
A representative for Thurston has been contacted by Heavy, but no response has been received.