Hersey and Thurston Split up In June 2022:
The ex-couple reconnected on June 23 for a nice afternoon with friends at the San Diego County Fair, just days after Katie Thurston and John Hersey announced their breakup on social media.
The gang traveled to the Southern California summer festival, as seen on Bachelor in Paradise star Tammy Kay Ly’s Instagram Stories, where they rode carnival rides, ate fried food, and took pictures in a photo booth.
Although Katie didn’t post any images of her ex, spending the entire day at the fair showed that they aren’t exactly at odds. Nothing like riding the Zipper to remind you how much you value your own life, as John captioned a group selfie he posted on June 24 during their adventure.
Further evidence that Katie and John are still happy together even after their breakup can be seen in the fact that they both follow one another on Instagram. In fact, earlier this week, John defended his ex without hesitation on social media.
Katie shot back in the comments section after a commenter said that she might be “the reason she can’t get a guy.” You will only be able to speak a certain amount of words throughout your lifetime, he said. “I implore you to use more kind words, particularly when addressing strangers. I have never experienced a partner’s unwavering love or support. I don’t agree with assuming and hinting that Katie is acting improperly. Let’s avoid adding to the meanness of the internet.”
In episode 17 of The Bachelorette in 2021, John and Katie first got to know one another. Despite Katie sending him home in week two of the competition, they reconnected and eventually began dating after her romance with Blake Moynes, the show’s winner, didn’t have a happy ending.
But just a few days before summer officially started, on June 20, the pair said they were splitting up. The choice was obviously not an easy one to make, and John stated as much in his letter. “I appreciate each and every one of you for helping us along the way. Without you, we could not (or would not) be present.”
The return of The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise later this summer may ultimately result in some fresh love for Bachelor Nation. But Katie’s ex is one celebrity you won’t see there.
At iHeartRadio’s KIISFM Wango Tango, Blake earlier told E! News, “I think a lot of people want to see me there, but at the same time, it’s a lot too soon so I’m going to take a break.” I’ve been dating, but I’m not in Bachelor Nation.”