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Entertainment: Katie Thurston Knows What She Wants in a Partner After Blake Moynes Split

Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes Split 2 Months After Engagement Airs

  Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes Split 2 Months After Engagement Airs Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes Split 2 Months After Engagement Airs“It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently,” Thurston, 30, captioned an Instagram post on Monday, October 25. “We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition. Both of us will forever want the best for one another and ask you to please support us in our decision.

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Making progress. After Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes announced their decision to part ways, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly that the former Bachelorette has “gotten clarity” and now “knows what she wants in a husband.”

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According to an insider, Thurston, 30, is still “trying to get through the breakup,” which made headlines on October 25.

“She’s been spending time with close friends who have been cheering her up. She just needs a lot of love and support right now,” the source notes. “She’s a strong person and will get through this.”

Katie Thurston ‘Won’t Give Up on Love’ After Blake Moynes Split

  Katie Thurston ‘Won’t Give Up on Love’ After Blake Moynes Split Katie Thurston ‘Won’t Give Up on Love’ After Blake Moynes Split“Katie’s really an open and honest person. She knows what she wants,” an insider exclusively tells Us Weekly. “I’m sure she won’t have trouble moving on — she’s been through heartbreak before.

The former bank marketing manager originally fell in love with Moynes, 31, during season 17 of The Bachelorette, which ended with the duo getting engaged. After the August finale, Thurston gushed about how she walked away from the ABC reality series with her first choice.

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“I think everyone can agree that this is exactly who I was supposed to be with,” she said during the After the Final Rose special. “He fought to be here for me and chose to stay even when I’m telling him to his face that I considered leaving. That he was confident enough to hold both of us till the end, I’m just so lucky. I love him so much.”


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Friendly Exes! Katie Thurston, Blake Moynes 'Still' Keep in Touch Amid Split

  Friendly Exes! Katie Thurston, Blake Moynes 'Still' Keep in Touch Amid Split Friendly Exes! Katie Thurston, Blake Moynes 'Still' Keep in Touch Amid Split“We were together for six months [and] Blake and I are very level-headed and mature, and we communicate very well on our thoughts, and we just both knew if this was 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,” Thurston, 30, explained in an Instagram video on Sunday, October 31, while holding her cat, Tommy. “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.

After their journey on reality television, the couple focused on getting to know each other more while figuring out a long-distance relationship. Days before announcing their split, Thurston explained how they were dealing with so much time spent apart.

“The short version is we’re figuring it out,” the Washington native told Us late last month. “We don’t know. This is very new to us still. I’m just focusing on myself. He’s focusing on him, and if we work doing that, great.”

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Shortly after, the twosome confirmed that they had called it quits.

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“It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently,” Thurston and Moynes captioned their individual posts via Instagram in October. “We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition. Both of us will forever want the best for one another and ask you to please support us in our decision.”

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Although Thurston has gotten messages from guys interested in her, the source says that “she’s not rushing to jump into another relationship right away.”

“She’s still hopeful on finding love but wants to make sure her head is in the right space,” the insider adds. “Right now, she’s just figuring out what she wants to do in life. In her mind, her future was with Blake, so now she just has to start fresh and figure out her next steps.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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