Searching for love the old style approach. Some Bachelor Nation viewers hope Blake Moynes can be the subsequent Bachelor after his latest cut up from Katie Thurston, however he’s not too eager on the thought.
“No,” the Canada native, 31, said when requested whether or not he would take the gig throughout the Wednesday, November 24, episode of the “Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast. “I am in no way prepared to go through meeting 30 women, especially after all that.”
The wildlife supervisor, who cut up from his 30-year-old fiancée final month, added that he’s nonetheless recovering from the aftermath of their breakup. Us Weekly broke the information on Tuesday, November 23, that Thurston has already moved on with John Hersey, a contestant from her season of The Bachelorette.
“My ego’s hurt right now,” Moynes continued. “I feel like an idiot with how things played out. When you’re so sure about something, and you feel like you found your rock, to all of a sudden be able to turn that rock and try to find another one within the time frame that we have on [The Bachelor]? No.”
The actuality star made his Bachelor Nation debut throughout season 16 of The Bachelorette in 2020, competing for the love of Clare Crawley and later Tayshia Adams. He joined Thurston’s season in week three, and the duo acquired engaged throughout the August season finale.
Just two months later, nevertheless, the Washington native introduced that the twosome had known as off their engagement. “It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways,” Thurston wrote by way of Instagram on October 25. “We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently.”
After information broke that the former financial institution advertising supervisor had already moved on with Hersey, 27, a supply instructed Us that Moynes was “blindsided” by the romance. During his podcast look on Wednesday, Moynes claimed that his ex didn’t give him a heads up about her new relationship. “I had to pull over because my phone was going nuts,” he recalled. “I pulled over in a Best Buy parking lot and everyone was ringing me, they were like, ‘There’s no f–king way.’”
Though some followers are anticipating him to return to Bachelor Nation as the Bachelor or as a contestant on Bachelor in Paradise, Moynes stated he plans to take a while earlier than wading into the courting pool once more — and when he does, he doesn’t need it to be televised.
“Will I over time, when I’m ready, start to trickle out and start dating again in the real world? Yes,” he stated. “Because I’m trying to find my person — that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m not gonna wait to get to Paradise and not date anyone until Paradise. … When I’m ready in the real world, I’ll start dating in the real world, and I hopefully will find my person. I’m not thinking about a show.”
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