Keeping issues pleasant. While attending Ben Higgins‘ Bachelor Nation-studded wedding ceremony with girlfriend Becca Kufrin, Thomas Jacobs received cozy with one in all her exes: Blake Horstmann.
Fellow wedding ceremony visitor Wells Adams shared a gaggle photograph of the Bachelor and Bachelorette alums in attendance on the 32-year-old Indiana native’s nuptials by way of Instagram on Friday, November 19. In the background of the snap, eagle-eyed followers noticed the Bachelor in Paradise season 7 alum, 29, wrapping his arms across the “Behind the Rose” podcast host, 32.
While maybe this interplay between the lads may have been awkward, contemplating their shared historical past with the 31-year-old Minnesota native, their cozy pose suggests there’s no weirdness among the many group.
In reality, Kufrin, Horstmann and Jacobs had been amongst a gathering of Bachelor Nation stars that reunited in San Diego, California, for the Blended Festival one month earlier.
“On a scale of 1-10 how weird is Bachelor Nation 😂,” the BiP season 6 alum posted a gaggle snap by way of Instagram on October 15. He additionally included the hashtags “Try to Not Make the Dating Tree on This Pic, “Thomas is Tall” and “The Answer is Too Many Zeros” in his submit.
Following the California reunion, the Bourdon Wine founder dished that her encounter with the season 14 runner-up was utterly cordial.
“Blake and I — even when I saw him this weekend, we hugged. I was like, ‘It’s good to see you. At the end of the day, I wish the best for you,’” Kufrin mentioned on the October 18 episode of the “Almost Famous” podcast. “We’ve always been in good standings, I would say.”
She continued on the time, “After my season, at that point, it was weird because I broke up with him on national television and got engaged to somebody else. Even with that, there was never any ill will or bad blood between us. We’ve kept in contact. We’ve supported each other.”
The “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast cohost finally selected Garrett Yrigoyen over Horstmann through the Bachelorette finale in 2018. After they known as off their engagement in September 2020, it was speculated that she rekindled her onscreen romance with Horstmann, however the former publicist reasserted that they had been simply buddies on the time.
“Blake and I have always been friends. We’ve always been supportive of one another,” the “Bachelor Live” host mentioned on an August episode of the “Click Bait” podcast. “In terms of the ‘talking,’ yeah, we’ve been in touch very sporadically, but nothing that I would say would warrant … a potential relationship.”
On the opposite facet, the Colorado native teased there was extra to their story.
“Honestly, at this point, it’s just, like, something I don’t know if I even want to waste my breath. I just feel, like, at this point, it’s just a waste of time,” the DJ revealed throughout a September episode of his podcast. “Listen, I was hurt by the podcast [interview]. … Like, you said, it’s no secret that we were hanging out prior. I don’t think it was some secret — like, [it] wasn’t at all. More than anything, I was hurt by it. I think the people — my friends — certainly know the truth. I think most of the people in Bachelor world know the truth, her friends sure as s–t know the truth. So it’s, like, it is what it is.”
The Bachelor season 22 winner, for her half, later joined the cast of BiP earlier this year, the place sparks flew with the Bachelorette season 17 alum. While Kufrin finally broke up with Jacobs through the finale, they’ve since rekindled their relationship.
“You know what they say…Third time’s a charm,” she captioned an Instagram video of the duo after the BiP finale aired. “I’m sorry for breaking up with you on national television, but I’ll take every day to make it up to you, Tommy. Thanks for making my heart smile far more than it ever has. Now time to start this real life @thomasajacobs.”
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