Fans met Katie Matt James‘Season Unmarried, And he went on to pick roses in season 17 Bachelorette. There, he met Blake, who arrived late and appeared earlier Claire CrowleyOf and Taishia Adams‘Season Bachelorette. They got engaged but announced their separation about two months after the last broadcast.
“With mutual love and respect, we have decided to go our separate ways,” Katie and Blake said in a statement on October 25. Years, but we have finally come to the conclusion that we are not compatible as spouses, and moving forward independently is the most caring choice for both of us. We both want kindness and privacy when navigating this transition. We both want the best for each other forever and we urge you to support us in our decision. “
Blake, 31, apparently mentioned their breakup in an Nov. 1 Instagram post that shows him walking with his mother and dog. Like Katie, she thanked her followers for their support.
“When times are really hard and things don’t go the way you expected. It’s always the same ‘gang’ that gets you back on your feet,” he wrote. “It feels good to start coming back to the swing of things. But, as much as I’ve leaned on my human / fur fame at a time like this, I really need to acknowledge you all, for all the love my new found social family, support, encouragement and even patience gave you last week. Cheers, very grateful … for the truth. “