Displaying his loyalty! John Hersey nonetheless helps ex-girlfriend Katie Thurston — and can defend her in opposition to the haters!
After an web troll blamed Thurston, 31, for not having the ability to “get a man,” Hersey, 28, rapidly jumped in to defend the previous Bachelorette’s honor.
“You’ll converse 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 cherished by a companion. Assuming and implying that Katie is doing something flawed 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 through her Instagram Tales on the time. Hersey confirmed the 2 had referred to as it quits the following day.
“I really like having the ability to share particular moments with you all — the humorous ones. The completely satisfied ones. The outrageous, embarrassing, and heartfelt ones. However I don’t know if it would ever get simpler to share the unhappy ones. As Katie said earlier, we’re now not relationship,” Hersey stated on Tuesday through his Instagram Tales. “This determination was not made evenly, and it was clearly not a simple one to make.”
He concluded: “I respect each certainly one of 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 an alternative. The 2 break 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 suppose 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 instructed Kaitlin Bristowe of her ex-fiancé’s response. “My relationship with Blake was a really separate scenario [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 in some way emotionally dishonest with me. … It simply pissed me off.”