Feeling their friendship! Becca Kufrin and Blake Horstmann have stored Bachelor Nation followers guessing since their romance fizzled out — however the pair are completely pleased with their present standing.
“Blake has no regrets about his decision to not be on Paradise,” a supply tells Us Weekly solely of the 32-year-old actuality star. “If he and Becca were meant to be then that’s something that would eventually happen, but he’s not looking back. … Blake supports Becca no matter what.”
The Colorado native ended as runner-up on season 14 of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2018. At the time, Kufrin, 31, accepted a proposal from Garrett Yrigoyen, however the pair known as off their engagement in September 2020. The former Bachelorette will make a return to the franchise throughout season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise, which kicked off earlier this month.
“He and Becca have been friends and will remain friends even if Becca [finds] love in Paradise,” the insider provides. “There’s no denying they have chemistry and get along well. They just never took that next step.”
Horstmann beforehand appeared on season 6 of the summer season spinoff sequence in 2019, however earlier this year, he defined why he turned down the possibility to return to the seashore.
“I went through some testing etc. but at the end of the day, I didn’t feel it was right for me,” he wrote throughout an Instagram Story Q&A in July. “I am in a good place in my life. Personally, professionally and mentally. I didn’t want to go back into an environment that breeds toxicity and emotional abuse.”
Reality TV followers lately questioned whether or not Kufrin was reconnecting with Horstmann after the duo exchanged flirty messages on social media. During the “Reality Life With Kate Casey” podcast on Friday, August 20, Horstmann shared extra insights about the place he stands with the Minnesota native.
“We did kind of chat here and there, and we were back in touch within the last, like, six months,” he defined. “It kind of came down to if she was going to do Paradise or not.”
Horstmann admitted he “always thought” Kufrin and Yrigoyen, 32, had been end-game. “I completely put her out of my head. It was never something, like, ‘When they break up …’ because I never thought they would,” he continued. “When they did, it was, like, this weird thing of, ‘Well, I wonder if there’s anything still there?’”
The “Behind the Rose” podcast host beforehand advised Us that he has a “great relationship” together with his former flame — however he didn’t fairly perceive why some followers had been “still shipping us so hard.”
He famous in March, “The way [she] and Garrett ended — I think people just want to see me and Becca happy, which is a compliment, like, it means a lot. It really, really does. We’re close friends and everything. And we’re, like, always gonna have each other’s back and care for each other.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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