‘Bachelorette’ alums Katie Thurston, John Hersey split

Katie Thurston and John Hersey split after dating for less than a year.

The former Bachelorette, 31, revealed the split news with a short Instagram Story statement on Monday.

“No, we’re not together,” the Bachelor’s alumnus wrote.

In a post of his own, the 28-year-old bartender confirmed that he and Thurston are “no longer dating”.

Hersey explains: “This decision was not taken lightly, and it was clearly not an easy one to make. I appreciate all of you who have supported us on this journey. We couldn’t (and wouldn’t) be here without you.”

The former couple met on season 17 of the ABC show, but Thurston sent the California-born resident home during the second week of filming.

The lead actress eventually gave her last rose to Blake Moynes, but she and the wildlife manager, 31, ended their engagement a month after the finale aired.

“We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the whole journey that has taken place this year, but we have finally come to the conclusion that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to to continue independently. ‘ the exes wrote in an October 2021 social media statement.

John Hersey and Katie Thurston
Thurston initially sent Hersey home while filming season 17 of the ABC show.
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“We ask for kindness and privacy as we navigate this transition,” concluded the former reality stars.

John Hersey and Katie Thurston
The former reality stars went public with their romance in November 2021.
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Thurston continued with Hersey. Though she merely referred to him as a “best friend” in a September 2021 Instagram post, the duo debuted their romance two months later.

After posting a PDA-filled TikTok video, the couple walked multiple red carpets together.

“Thank god you dumped me on national television or we would never have gotten to where we are today,” Hersey joked in an Instagram upload in January. “Falling for you was the best decision I never had anything to say about, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Hersey last posted about Thurston on June 2, documenting a walk with the Washington resident with a cat in her backpack.

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