Remember him? Bachelorette contestant Blake Moynes charmed Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams during season 16, and he got engaged to Katie Thurston after it was her turn as the leading lady. Now he’s back for Bachelor in Paradise, and viewers can’t help but wonder who he is and what his story is.  

Who Is Bachelor in Paradise’s Blake Moynes?

The 33-year-old wildlife manager hails from Toronto, Canada, and surprised the season 17 leading lady, Katie, during week 4. He was already a familiar face, and some diehard fans know that he loves the Ninja Turtles, picnics and volunteers with a different endangered species every year. The outdoorsman even once said that he’s ready to find a lifelong partner given that he’s at a “crossroads” in his personal life, leading some to wonder if Paradise will finally see his redemption.

Why Did Blake Moynes and Katie Thurston Break up?

After getting engaged after her season of The Bachelorette, Blake and Katie realized that they weren’t a good fit. While Blake has publicly remained single since, Katie went on to date John Hersey, who competed on her season and she sent home during the second week.

In response to his ex-fiancée’s quick decision to move on, Blake revealed on the “Talking It Out with Bachelor Nation” podcast that he was stunned to say the very least. “I’ve been speechless for a lot of it. I’m just still trying to process it,” he said at the time. “Everyone’s asking me questions like I have the answers. I don’t. I have no idea. When everyone heard this, I heard the exact same thing. There was speculation, I think, obviously, but I really thought there was no way, just based on timeline and everything. I’d love to be able to provide more insight, I literally just have nothing. I am trying to ask myself all the questions to try and figure out myself, and I don’t know how. I know that’s probably not the best thing to do.”

Katie and John have since ended their relationship.

Does Blake Moynes Get Engaged on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’? *SPOILERS AHEAD*

Time will tell what happens to Blake on Bachelor in Paradise, but according to Reality Steve, he opts to self-eliminate after getting involved with Jess Girod.