'The Bachelorette' Blake Moynes Reveals Katie Thurston Originally Shut Him Down in His DMs

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Blake Moynes might have been immediately interested in Katie Thurston, but it sounds like our current Bachelorette lead didn’t quite feel the same way.

Blake recently opened up about the DMs he and Katie exchanged before the show — something that’s been a major topic of conversation.

While Blake admitted he was attracted to Katie from the first moment she stepped out of the limo, Katie apparently didn’t reciprocate his feelings. He said on the Click Bait podcast,

“When I actually reached out that first time, after the first episode, her responses were very cold back. She was nice, but she didn’t open up her dialogue in any way. It was shut down right then and there.”

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He claims he tried to keep things super casual and was careful not to reveal how into her he was. He said,

“It was a simple reach out. It was like, ‘I f–king love that you [brought a vibrator]. That was f–king awesome, like, good for you,’ this and that.”

He explained that he messaged her immediately after the first episode of Matt James‘ season aired, during which Katie popped out of the limo carrying a vibrator. Blake recalled watching the scene and thinking,

“Yeah, I like what she’s about.”

He said he loved “the fact that she had the balls to have fun with it, and go with it, and go with the flow.”

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According to Katie, however, it wasn’t just a simple DM — he sent a video message! And he wasn’t the only Bachelorette alum to do so.

Katie told Bachelor alum Nick Viall on his podcast The Viall Files,

“He was one of a bunch of them who had done that to me or other girls. So I was like, ‘Whatever!’ They were just being polite and kind of testing the water.”

When Blake showed up on Katie’s season, however, she was genuinely shocked. But she ultimately decided to let him stay. On the show, she told him,

“For me, I have to really follow my gut and everything, and given where things are at and how I’m feeling, if you wanna stay, I’d like you to join and see if this becomes something.”

Fans will remember that Blake originally appeared on Clare Crawley‘s season of The Bachelorette and then agreed to stay on after she was replaced by Tayshia Adams. Blake made it all the way to week 9 before Tayshia sent him packing.

SPOILER ALERT. Stop reading now if you don’t want to know major spoilers about the ending of Katie’s season of The Bachelorette.

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Ok, we all still here? Good.

So, for those of you who love a good spoiler, you probably already know who Katie gets engaged to: none other than Mr. Blake Moynes himself!

According to RealitySteve, Katie and Blake get engaged and are still engaged. Although Steve couldn’t reveal his sources, he apparently got the confirmation he needed to confidently say that Katie and Blake end up together.

So although Katie may have been skeptical at the beginning, it sounds like Blake eventually won her over. Congrats to the happy couple!


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