The drama has moved offscreen. After Blake Horstmann and Caelynn Miller-Keyes had an explosive fight on Bachelor in Paradise, the Colorado native took to Instagram to tell his side of the story. He released a lengthy statement about his behavior and even leaked alleged text messages between the two in an attempt to prove they weren’t exclusively dating.
“I wanted to take the time to address what is being portrayed in the episodes. I made a lot of mistakes this past year that I’m not proud of,” he wrote. “I have a lot of insecurities I’ve been struggling with and lost myself this year. I’ve gotten way in over my head with women and have made a lot of mistakes and, although never my intent, I hurt several people along the way.”
During the Bachelor in Paradise premiere, Caelynn claimed that the pair were dating before coming to Mexico, but he retracted his feelings after they had sex at the Stagecoach Music Festival. The episode also showed Blake getting confronted by Kristina Schulman, whom he slept with one night before Caelynn.
Blake admitted that he takes “full responsibility” for his actions at Stagecoach and very much regrets the decisions he made. “The women involved did not deserve that,” he wrote. “I realize now that I hurt these women and I deeply regret that … [I] have learned a lot from my mistakes.”
“Me and most of the beach had no idea the things Caelynn was saying in her interviews,” he claimed. “I never ‘sweet talked’ her at Stagecoach. Caelynn and I were never in a relationship. I never ghosted Caelynn, I never called her a mistake and I absolutely never ever ever silenced Caelynn.”
To clear his name, Blake posted a series of alleged screenshots between him and the former beauty queen, in which she said she wanted to meet up “strictly for sex.”
“This is the last thing I wanted to do, but my name and character are being attacked,” Blake wrote. “It is the only real way to prove that what is being said by Caelynn and the story that is being shown is far from the truth. Telling the world that I silenced a woman amongst many other harmful accusations was just too much.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see their alleged exchange.
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