Katie Thurston appeared on Bachelor in Paradise and received both a strong reaction from ex Blake Moynes and negative comments from internet trolls. Their interaction during the episode included an awkward conversation and Katie hosting a roast for contestants. Katie and Blake’s engagement ended, but they candidly discussed their past relationship and announced their split on mutual terms.
Katie Thurston and ex Blake Moynes had an awkward onscreen reunion on Bachelor in Paradise, leading to negative backlash and messages, but concluded their sit-down with an apology from Katie and an attempt by Blake to move on.
Katie Thurston‘s appearance on Bachelor in Paradise is making waves with ex Blake Moynes and viewers alike. During the November 16 episode of the ABC series, Katie, 32, revealed that she wasn’t there to date, but rather to host a roast for the contestants. This revelation elicited a strong response from an internet troll, who messaged her saying, “Shame on you. Totally classless and tacky. No wonder you’re single.”
Responding to the troll, Katie wished them well and wrote, “Happy women don’t put strangers down. Best of luck healing with whatever negativity you’re going through in life. I hope you find happiness.”
Part of the roast included poking fun at how much younger Blake’s current love interest, Jess Girod, is than him. In a sit down earlier in the episode, Katie and Blake spoke for the first time since their 2021 breakup.
Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes announced their split less than three months after their Bachelorette engagement aired. Katie and Blake captioned their identical posts via Instagram in October 2021, stating, “We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition.” Katie has since moved on with John Hersey, while the candid conversation between Katie and Blake during the show allowed Blake to get some closure as he attempted to move on.