Bachelorette Katie Thurston SPLITS from boyfriend John Hersey after less than one year after of dating | The Sun

Bachelorette Katie Thurston SPLITS from boyfriend John Hersey after less than one year after of dating | The Sun

June 21, 2022

KATIE Thurston and John Hersey have broken up, after less than a year of dating.

The former Bachelorette, who began dating the pilot and adventurer after breaking things off with Blake Moynes, shared the news online.

In a short Instagram post, Katie, 31, simple shared: "Statement: no we aren’t together."

John, 28, went into a bit more detail on his own Insta story.

"As Katie stated earlier, we are no longer dating," he wrote. "This decision was not made lightly and it was obviously not an easy one to make.

"I appreciate every one of you that has supported us throughout this journey. We could not (and would not) be here without you.”


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John was a contestant on Katie's season 17 of The Bachelorette, and made it to the second week before he was eliminated.

Katie eventually found love that season with Blake, and the two got engaged on the finale.

But just three months after they announced their engagement, the couple announced their split on Instagram.

On October 25, 2021, Katie announced the separation, saying that they are "not compatible as life partners."

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"It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways," Katie, wrote. "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."

She concluded: "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."

Blake posted the same thing on his Instagram account.


A source later told The Sun there were several factor that led to the big break-up, including distance and Katie's own attitude.

"The star’s “outbursts became too much for him to handle,” the source exclusively told The Sun. “Katie is much quicker to call little things out whereas Blake just lets things slide."

The source concluded: “At the same time, Katie felt she was putting more into the relationship than he was.

“So it's a number of issues and not one person's fault.

“They were just clearly not compatible and rushed into things."


Less than a month later, Katie started dating John.

The two went public with their romance after Katie, on Instagram, dedicated a Taylor Swift song to different contestants from her season on The Bachelorette.

For John, she dedicated Begin Again, and shared a video of her flying in a plane he was piloting.

In January, John gushed as he wished his now ex a happy birthday online.

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"I could have never dreamt up what this year had in store for me," he shared. "I am both in awe of, and extremely grateful for the circumstances that brought us together.

"And thank goodness you dumped me on national television, or else we could have never gotten to where we are now. Falling for you was the best decision I never had a say in, and I couldn’t be happier."

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