Bachelor Nation’s John Hersey Denies Girlfriend Katie Thurston Cheated on Blake Moynes
Bachelor Nation’s John Hersey denied that his girlfriend Katie Thurston cheated on former fiancé Blake Moynes amid speculation about the timeline of their new romance.
Hersey, 27, defended Thurston, 30, in a Reddit thread after Moynes, 31, said on the Nov. 24 issue of the Talking It Out podcast that he felt Thurston was “in a sense” “emotionally cheating” him prior to their split last month.
The latest: Bachelor Nation’s John Hersey, 27, denied that his girlfriend Katie Thurston, 30, was cheating on ex-fiancée Blake Moynes, 31, amid speculation about the timeline of their new romance; pictured September 2021 in LA
After what he described as “a wild few days to say the least,” Hersey said that while he favors people expressing their views on the issues, he is hurt by many people making “assumptions” and throwing “accusations” around. that are based on very limited knowledge of a situation.’
Hersey said he and Thurston “developed an incredible and deep friendship over the past six months” and that “the circumstances under which this friendship developed were a series of crazy, random and coincidental events.”
Hersey said he and Thurston were “ALWAYS platonic” and “never had a chance to nurture anything romantic” during his time with The Bachelorette.
“The boundaries of our friendship regarding her ongoing relationship never needed to be addressed, because it was never a thought in our minds that we would ever be anything more. You – she was engaged.
He gave him another rose: Hersey was a contestant who left week two on Katie’s season of The Bachelorette
‘I feel stupid and silly’: Blake Moynes thinks Katie Thurston emotionally cheated on him with her new boyfriend John Hersey, based on how quickly she left him
Hersey said neither he nor Thurston would “never cheat, encourage anyone to cheat, or be involved in cheating” as it is not in their nature and unacceptable.
Hersey said that while he understands that “the timeline seems fast-paced and messy,” he and Thurston responded to their romantic impulses after “realizing there was a romantic connection we wanted to explore.”
Hersey also apologized “to those who felt emotionally triggered by how our actions were perceived, as he was saddened by the idea that the romance “could have been a source of fear for ANYONE.”
“As I said before, cheating in any form is unacceptable, and I’m sorry if it seemed like one of us was abusing someone’s trust,” he said.
Moynes and Thurston announced the end of their engagement in late October, but less than a month later, his ex debuted her new relationship with John, a former contestant who also vie for her heart on The Bachelorette.
“I really don’t think there was any physical cheating, but it’s obviously emotional to move on as quickly as it did,” Moynes said on the website. talking it out podcast with bachelor students Mike Johnson and Dr. Bryan Abasolo.
“I feel stupid and foolish for letting it happen, I guess to some degree. I don’t know if it was part of me too. Was she emotionally deceptive to some degree because I was unable to confirm anything with words?’
The Ex-Factor: Thurston recently split from Blake, who she got engaged to on The Bachelorette
Blake said he “didn’t see this coming.”
“Everyone asks me questions like I have the answers. I don’t,” Blake said. ‘I really thought there was no way’ [Thurston could be dating Hersey] just based on timeline and stuff.’
“I know they’ve spent a lot of time together and stuff, but they just can’t. I never suspected,’ he added.
The way Katie debuted their relationship also raised questions about the timeline.
Katie announced her relationship with John in an Instagram Story series titled “12 Days Of Messy,” in which she described her relationship with several Bachelorette contestants using Taylor Swift songs.
“I’m sure she probably knew who Day 12 was and who it would be and why,” he said. “So if I try to think about the breakup when it happened about a month ago, probably two weeks after that she had an idea who number 12 was going to be and how she would announce it.”
On Tuesday, Katie’s rep told Page Six that she and John were exploring a “romantic connection.”
“Katie and John are known to have become good friends after the season,” the rep said.
“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.”
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.
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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 duo was rumored to have been dating after fans noticed their frequent hangouts in San Diego, where they both live, in October.
She suggested they were dating in the final video of her ’12 Days Of Messy’ Instagram Story series on Tuesday, which ended with the Taylor Swift song Begin Again and clips of her with John.
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