The Bachelorette star Katie Thurston and John Hersey have called it quits after almost a year. The pair first sparked dating rumors back in November 2021. This news came months after Katie Thurston sent John Hersey home during her season of The Bachelorette.
The romance bloomed between the two off-camera when the season had already come to an end. The two confirmed the split news on their respective Instagram posts. John further wrote that the decision was not made lightly, and it was not an easy one to make.
The Pair Celebrated First Anniversary in March This Year
Hersey further stated that he loves being able to share special moments with his followers that including the funny ones, happy, outrageous, embarrassing, and heartfelt ones. However, he admitted about whether it will ever get easier to share the sad ones. Hearsay thanked and appreciated every one of the fans that have supported them throughout this journey and concluded by saying that the pair could not and would not be here without so much support.
— Katie Thurston (@katiethurston) June 22, 2021
It was revealed earlier that Katie Thurston and John Hersey became close friends post-season and that John has been there for her through all the major changes in her life, and the two were rather excited to explore this newfound romantic connection. Thurston celebrated one year of togetherness when she and Hersey met along with a heartfelt caption where the Bachelorette star wrote that a year ago she would have never believed that she would be right there in those moments with John.
The split news has come off as a huge shock for fans as they saw how the two often took to social media and packed on the PDA. Katie even said that she is the happiest version of herself with Hersey. Hersey also had similar emotions as he said how falling in love with Katie was the best decision, and he couldn’t be happier. He even thanked Katie for dumping him on national television, or else they could have never gotten to where they are now.