Love is in the air! Katie Thurston can’t assist however applaud her brand-new partner, John Hersey, 2 months after canceling her engagement to fiancé Blake Moynes

The previous Bachelorette, 30, solely informed United States Weekly at individuals’s Choice Awards on Tuesday, December 7, that she’s “the happiest” she’s remained in a long period of time– and it’s all thanks to her brand-new love.

” We’re excellent, truly,” she stated of the status of her relationship with the 27- year-old bartender. “It’s extremely simple to simply take pleasure in and live my life– which’s sort of what we’re doing. We’re not keeping back for anyone.”

Katie Thurston Honeymoon Phase Boyfriend John Hersey


John Hersey and Katie Thurston
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In truth, the Bachelor Nation couple informed United States that they’re doing “great” and are “very delighted” together.

” We’re in the honeymoon stage today,” she gushed. “He was my buddy previously, so I believe that’s what makes it, truthfully, the very best.”

Thurston fulfilled Hersey throughout season 17 of The Bachelorette, which began recording in March2021 While she confessed that the California local was her “type” on night one, by week 2, nevertheless, she sent him packaging. (On Tuesday, Thurston joked by means of her Instagram Story that he was using the fit she “discarded [him] in.”)

In the end, she discovered love with Moynes, who initially contended on season 16 of The Bachelorette in 2020 and signed up with Thurston’s cast when there were 14 guys staying. Thurston and Moynes’ proposition aired on the August 2021 finale– however the 2 informed United States at the time that they remained in no rush to get wed.

” The brief variation is we’re figuring it out. We do not understand. This is brand-new to us still,” Thurston stated on October23 “I’m simply concentrating on myself, he’s concentrating on him, and if we work doing that, terrific.”

Two days later on, Thurston and Moynes revealed their split in a joint declaration.

” It is with shared love and regard that we have actually chosen to go our different methods,” they composed through Instagram on October25 “We are so grateful for the minutes we shared together and the whole journey that has actually unfolded this year, however we eventually have actually concluded that we are not suitable as life partners, and it is the most caring option for both people to move on individually.”

Thurston verified that she was dating Hersey on November 23 when she ended her “12 Days of Messy” difficulty by committing Taylor Swift‘s “Begin Again” to her previous Bachelorette suitor. One week later on, she and Hersey made their red carpet launching at their shared buddy Stephen Lovegrove‘s First Noelle Ball on December 2.

Katie Thurston Honeymoon Phase Boyfriend John Hersey After Blake Moynes Split


Blake Moynes and Katie Thurston
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While some fans slammed the previous bank marketing supervisor for proceeding so rapidly from her ex-fiancé Moynes, she informed United States that she has no time at all for the haters. “People are constantly going to evaluate on what they see online,” the truth television star stated on Tuesday night. “The fact will promote itself.”

When asked whether she has actually talked to Moynes given that their split, Thurston stated, “Yes, yes. I’ll leave it at that.”

Reporting by Andrea Simpson

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