That’s a wrap! Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette came to an end on Monday, August 9. If you missed the finale, including who won and if she got engaged to one of her final contestants, Blake Moynes and Justin Glaze, keep reading to find out.
Blake, 30, was the last contestant standing during the finale and proposed to Katie, 30. They are currently engaged, and the leading lady even wore her diamond Neil Lane ring to After the Final Rose.
“What a wild couple of months it has been. I couldn’t have done this without you,” Katie gushed over Blake via Instagram after the finale. “I’m so ready to leave these bubbles and start living our life! I couldn’t ask for a better partner. You are kind, patient, understanding, and your advocacy for the planet and animals is remarkable. I’m so lucky to call you my fiancé.”
For his part, the Canadian stud also posted a sweet message about the new lady in his life. “You’re a rock. My rock. A mature, nurturing, supportive [and] loving partner who continues to impress me every day,” he wrote via Instagram. “We have an adventure called life ahead of us, and I hope you know I’ll do everything I can to help, push and encourage you to make the most of every little bit of it!”
The TikTok star’s happy ending came on the heels of her drama with contestant Greg Grippo, who self-eliminated after his hometown date. The pair got in an explosive argument because the contestant, 28, couldn’t understand why she needed to continue pursuing her relationships with Blake and Justin.
“I’m losing you. I’m losing my mind here,” Katie told the New Jersey native through tears before his exit. “This whole thing feels like for nothing if you leave.” Although some fans thought he may return for a second chance, Greg did not appear before her engagement.
Katie and Blake’s history together actually began before filming. The contestant, who didn’t join the cast until week 4, revealed he slid into the Washington native’s DMs after she appeared with her vibrator on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor.
“It was right after her first episode, it was right away,” the Canadian reality star explained on the “Click Bait” podcast hosted by Bachelor Nation alums Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile and Natasha Parker. “This is where people, I think, can take what I’m about to say one way or another.”
He continued, “She came out of that limo with that vibrator, I was like, ‘Yeah, I like what she’s about.’ It’s not about the fact that she had a f—king vibrator. It’s the fact that she had the balls to have fun with it, and go with it, and go with the flow.”
The wildlife manager said it was a “simple reach out” to tell Katie that she was “f—king awesome.” However, he received a chilly response.
“When I actually reached out that first time, after the first episode, her responses were very cold back,” he noted. “She was nice, but she didn’t open up her dialogue in any way. It was shut down right then and there.”
Congrats to the the newest Bachelor Nation couple!