Blake Horstmann Never Got an ‘Apology’ From Caelynn Miller-Keyes After ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
Old feuds die hard. Blake Horstmann said he never got an “apology” from Caelynn Miller-Keyes after their drama on season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise.
The Colorado native, 31, simply responded “no” when a fan asked if the former beauty queen, 25, said sorry following their explosive fighting, which happened on and off-screen, during an Instagram Q&A on Tuesday, August 18.
“I used to think an apology from certain people would make me happier or I could move on,” the former Bachelorette contestant continued. “But, if you are depending on others to make yourself happy you will never be truly happy.”
However, he also noted he doesn’t hold any hard feelings toward the former Bachelor contestant from Colton Underwood’s season. “What Caelynn did was sh–ty, but she isn’t a sh–ty person. I have done sh–ty things, and I’m not a sh–ty person,” he continued. “No one is perfect especially in front of cameras with lack of sleep, alcohol and while being lied to and manipulated.”
Blake has been outspoken as of late about his experience in the Bachelor franchise. He called Paradise “another level of torture” and said the producers “are evil” but “good at their jobs” during an appearance at a college campus, according to the Indiana Daily Student.
The Bachelor Nation star’s drama with Caelynn started the moment she stepped on the beach during season 6. She was upset with Blake because they had sex at Stagecoach Music Festival in April 2019 and he slept with fellow contestant Kristina Schulman the following day. It was also revealed he flew out to Hannah Godwin’s hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, before the season to hang out. To make things even messier, he decided to take Tayshia Adams out on his first one-on-one date of the season.
The Virginia native slamming Blake on the beach while the season was airing in August 2019 led him to release private text messages from her on his Instagram Story in an attempt to show they were not exclusively dating. The alleged screenshots showed Caelynn telling him that she wanted to meet up “strictly for sex.”
Caelynn, who is a sexual assault survivor, told Blake his actions caused her to receive hateful and disgusting messages from people who used the situation to discount her past horrific experience. As far as the messages, the former Miss North Carolina added they were “taken out of context” and “a large part of the story” was missing.
Caelynn left the beach in Mexico with Dean Unglert, and they are still dating. Blake told Taylor Nolan on her podcast in July he’s “going slow” with a mystery woman.
It looks like everyone is ready to move on.