“Beginning to like town life! Hey, I’m alllll for individuals coming to say hello! However let’s go away the roses out of it – these issues simply stress me out now lolll ,” Moynes, 31, captioned a photograph of him getting approached by a fan with a rose through Instagram on Tuesday, December 14.
The social media publish comes two months after the wildlife supervisor referred to as it quits with Katie Thurston. The duo initially met when Moynes joined season 17 of The Bachelorette to try to win over Thurston, 30. The Canada native beforehand appeared on Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams‘ season in 2020 earlier than trying his luck at a rose again one year later.
After followers watched Moynes pop the query to Thurston in the course of the August finale, the previous financial institution advertising and marketing supervisor revealed that she wasn’t sure they would work if there was no proposal.
“Within the second — as a result of there was a second the place I didn’t suppose he was proposing — I used to be simply comfortable to go away with him. I knew that was going to occur it doesn't matter what, [but] it’s laborious to say the influence of that in the actual world [if he didn’t propose],” she completely advised Us Weekly throughout a joint interview together with her then-fiancé. “You undergo a lot and also you wish to take this very critically and a proposal and engagement could be very critical. I didn’t come right here to discover a boyfriend. I can do this on a relationship app.”
Two months after their love story aired on ABC — and three days after speaking with Us — the twosome announced their decision to go their separate ways.
“It's with mutual love and respect that we have now determined to go our separate methods. We're so grateful for the moments we shared collectively and your entire journey that has unfolded this 12 months, however we in the end have concluded that we're not appropriate as life companions, and it's the most caring selection for each of us to maneuver ahead independently,” Thurston and Blake captioned their similar posts through Instagram in October. “We ask for kindness and privateness as we each navigate this transition. Each of us will endlessly need the most effective for each other and ask you to please assist us in our resolution.”
The exes made headlines once more when Us broke the news that Thurston had moved on with Bachelor Nation’s John Hersey one month after confirming her split from Moynes. On the time, the Bachelorette contestant defined that he didn’t see his ex-fiancée’s new relationship coming.
“I actually don’t suppose there was any bodily dishonest there, however there [was] clearly emotional [cheating]for it to transition as rapidly because it did. I really feel silly and silly for permitting it to occur, to some extent,” he revealed throughout an episode of the “Speaking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast in November.
Despite the fact that Hersey, 27, was despatched house by the Washington native throughout week two, Moynes famous that their friendship after the actual fact contributed to them getting collectively shortly after his engagement with Thurston ended.
“I don’t know if it was partially me too, like, was she emotionally dishonest to some extent as a result of I wasn’t in a position to present one thing with phrases of affirmation, which I do know I battle with typically,” he famous on the time. “I attempt to stand by having no regrets, however it's situations like this the place you actually begin to combat your self with having no regrets simply with the best way issues performed out.”
Moynes admitted that he would have liked for Thurston to reach out to him, saying, “I simply thought that she would possibly no less than inform me on the facet simply because we have now had very cordial and simple conversations by way of textual content [since the breakup]. Why not attain out to me and inform me that? There’s a bit lack of respect there.”
That very same month, Hersey defended his relationship with Thurston after seeing their followers “construct assumptions and throw round accusations.”
“Katie and I developed an unimaginable and deep friendship during the last half 12 months or so. The circumstances by which this friendship shaped was a sequence of loopy, random and coincidental occasions, that I’m certain you'll all hear about at a later time,” he wrote in a prolonged letter which he posted through Reddit. “My level for now could be that we have been ALWAYS platonic. Even throughout my quick stint on the season, we by no means had an opportunity to foster something romantic (learn as: John blew his likelihood and left the following day hahaha). The boundaries of our friendship with respect to her ongoing relationship by no means even required addressing, as a result of it was by no means a thought in our minds that we might ever be something extra.”