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Katie Thurston Reveals How She's Doing After Her Split from Blake Moynes

Katie Thurston Reveals How She's Doing After Her Split from Blake Moynes

Katie Thurston is opening up about her split from Blake Moynes.

The Bachelorette couple announced that they had broken up earlier this week, just months after getting engaged on the season 16 finale of the ABC dating show.

Katie shared am emotional update with her followers to Instagram on Sunday (October 31), captioning the video, “Just venting.”

Click inside to find out what she said…

“Obviously a public relationship ending is a really s—– thing to have to navigate, but you guys have been very kind and supportive, and I just wanted to say thank you for being that way to me and to Blake and just being understanding,” Katie said at the start of the clip.

She went on to say that “people hold too much weight to things that don’t matter” and added: “I’m a big believer in your happiness. Your happiness is the most important thing.”

“I think a lot of people are like, ‘Well, what really happened? What’s the big thing that happened with Katie and Blake?’ We were together for six months,” she continued. “Blake and I are very level-headed and mature, and we communicate very well on our thoughts. And we just both knew, if this is how our first six months was as a couple, going forward, it was going to not be in our best interest for our happiness to stay together. And so we, as mentioned, mutually decided to part our ways. But we still stay in touch, we still support each other, nothing but love and respect, truly.”

“It’s a tough thing to navigate because, of course, people question the authenticity of the love in the relationship,” she said. “And for those people passing judgment, I can only hope to be so lucky as you to find your forever love on the first time. But ending a relationship isn’t something new, ending an engagement isn’t something new, divorce is not something new. I think Blake and I were very fortunate to recognize things early and make the best decision for us. That does come with its own challenges — we are still processing a lot of waves of emotion.”

Katie concluded the video by reiterating that “happiness is what’s important.”

“And that’s not even a dig at Blake, it’s a dig at what him and I were as partners. We owe it to each other to step away, and that’s what we’re doing,” she said.

Current Bachelorette star Michelle Young recently responded to rumors she dated a contestant on The Bachelorette.

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