Exhibiting his loyalty! John Hersey nonetheless helps ex-girlfriend Katie Thurston — and can defend her towards the haters!
After an web troll blamed Thurston, 31, for not with the ability to “get a man,” Hersey, 28, rapidly jumped in to defend the previous Bachelorette’s honor.
“You’ll communicate a finite variety of phrases all through your life. I urge you to talk extra kindly. Particularly about somebody you don’t know,” the bartender quipped in response to the touch upon Tuesday, June 21. “I’ve by no means been so supported or unconditionally beloved by a companion. Assuming and implying that Katie is doing something unsuitable doesn’t sit proper with me.”
Hersey concluded his clap again with a normal plea, saying, “The web is usually a imply place — let’s not add to it.”
Thurston first hinted at her breakup with Hersey on Monday, June 20. “Assertion: No, we aren’t collectively,” she wrote by way of her Instagram Tales on the time. Hersey confirmed the 2 had known as it quits the subsequent day.
“I like with the ability to share particular moments with you all — the humorous ones. The joyful ones. The outrageous, embarrassing, and heartfelt ones. However I don’t know if it can ever get simpler to share the unhappy ones. As Katie acknowledged earlier, we’re not courting,” Hersey mentioned on Tuesday by way of his Instagram Tales. “This determination was not made calmly, and it was clearly not a straightforward one to make.”
He concluded: “I respect each one among you that has supported us all through this journey. We couldn’t (and wouldn’t) be right here with out you.”
Thurston initially despatched Hersey house on week two of The Bachelorette season 17, getting engaged to Blake Moynes as a substitute. The 2 cut up in October 2021, solely three months after the present completed airing. On the time, Moynes, 31, implied that Thurston emotionally cheated on him Hersey throughout a November 2021 episode of the “Speaking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast.
“I actually don’t assume there was any bodily dishonest there,” he revealed on the time. “However there [was] clearly emotional [cheating] for it to transition as rapidly because it did. I really feel silly and silly for permitting it to occur, to some extent.”
Thurston, for her half, denied there was any overlap between the 2 relationships.
“We each knew our relationship was not understanding,” the previous financial institution advertising and marketing supervisor advised Kaitlin Bristowe of her ex-fiancé’s response. “My relationship with Blake was a really separate state of affairs [from] my relationship with John. There was not overlap. There was nothing however respect. It’s simply two completely different conditions.”
Hersey additionally got here to the Washington native’s protection on the time, claiming that Moynes was “capitalizing” off the damaged engagement.
“I watched how a lot effort she put into that relationship whereas it was falling aside. And what actually pissed me off about that, like, listening to that podcast was when there began to be a story get painted that she was placing no effort in, and Blake was the one one placing effort in on the finish,” he throughout a March look on the “Off the Vine” podcast. “And moreover, that in that point, the place she was ‘absent,’ that she was someway emotionally dishonest with me. … It simply pissed me off.”